Tropical Uncanny Film Series: “The Ordinary Unspoken”

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Film still: Ebb and Flow (A Onda Traz, O Vento Leva), 2012. 28 min. © Desvia

Film & Video Screenings

Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series “The Ordinary Unspoken”

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 6 pm

Ebb and Flow (A Onda Traz, O Vento Leva) (Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil/Spain, 2012, 28 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Hiroshima (Pablo Stoll, Uruguay/Colombia/Argentina/Spain, 2009, 79 min. No dialogue with English intertitles)

In “The Ordinary Unspoken,” two filmmakers, one Brazilian, the other Uruguayan, push the cinematographic use of verbal language to its limits. Gabriel Mascaro’s Ebb and Flow follows a young deaf man who installs car stereos in a small dealership, while Pablo Stoll’s sui generis Hiroshima makes clever use of intertitles in the silent account of a young slacker who sings in a rock band.

Introduced by Carlos Gutiérrez and followed by a Q&A with Hiroshima producer Fernando Epstein.

Screened as part of the film series Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies and presented in conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.

Members are invited to for an intimate Pre-screening Q&A with Carlos Gutiérrez, organizer of the Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies film series at 5:30 pm.

Tropical Uncanny is programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez in collaboration with Jerónimo Rodríguez.

Special thanks to Amalia Córdova, Chris Gude, Raúl Guzmán, Pablo León de la Barra, Corey Sabourin, Maria-Christina Villaseñor and Christina Yang.

Thanks to Dora Amorim, CinemaScopio; Agustina Chiarino, Control Z Films; Amanda Guimarães and Rachel Daisy Ellis, Desvia; Marilys Downey; Alex García and Sandro Fiorin, FiGa Films; Natalia Trebik, Le Fresnoy; and Jessy Vega, Interior XIII.