Film

Santiago Alvarez Shorts Program

 
 
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
  • 8PM
 
 
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Directed by Santiago Alvarez

Pioneering experimental filmmaker Santiago Alvarez creates shattering cinematic collages from found footage in these politically explosive critiques of American society.

Films include:

LBJ (1968, 18min)
79 Primaveras
(1969, 25min)
Now (1965, 5min)
Hanoi Martes 13
(1968, 38min)
Ciclon (1963, 22min)

 
Now (1965)

RUN TIME: 5min

 

This agitprop Molotov cocktail sets newsreel footage from the American civil rights movement to Lena Horne’s banned protest song “Now.” The result is a radical call to arms in which even the title is spelled out in bullet holes.

 
LBJ (1968)

RUN TIME: 18min

 

Alvarez’s senses-shattering cinematic collage is an incendiary mash-up of found footage that links the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy to the rise of Lyndon B. Johnson.

 
 
 
 

More films to be announced.