Tropical Uncanny Directors Join Audience for Q&A Following Screenings

Ebb and Flow

In conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, at 1 pm every Friday through September 26, the Guggenheim and Cinema Tropical are copresenting the film series Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies. Offering a fresh take on received notions of Latin America through an exciting mix of documentary, fiction, and experimental films, the screenings are free with admission and take place in the New Media Theater.

Following the screenings on September 12 and 19, directors of featured films will be on hand to answer audience questions during public Q&As, and on September 20, Guggenheim members are invited to an exclusive pre-screening introduction with the organizer of the film series, Carlos Gutiérrez. Gutiérrez is the cofounder and executive director of Cinema Tropical, a leading presenter of Latin American cinema in the United States.

The September 12 schedule of films is Recordando el Ayer, directed by Alexandra Cuesta, and You Look Like a Carriage that Not Even the Oxen Can Stop (Pareces una carreta de esa que no la para ni lo’ bueye), directed by Nelson Carlo. Following the screening, Carlo and Guitiérrez will participate in a free Q&A. On September 19, the films are Cinepolis: The Movie Capital (Cinépolis: La capital del cine) and Raffle (Tómbola), directed by Ximena Cuevas; Ismar, directed by Gustavo Beck; and One Day (Un día), directed by Leonardo Sagástegui. Following the screening, Beck and Gutiérrez participate in a Q&A.

Members are invited September 20 to a private introduction to “The Ordinary Unspoken” with Carlos Gutiérrez. Become a member to get access to this exclusive event.

See the calendar for a complete schedule of screenings.

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

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