The Traveler

07.16.18

In honor of our recent football screenings at filmfront and the World Cup finale, we are delighted to present one of our favorite films on the sport, preceded by a surprise fifteen minute short:

Kiarostami's first feature film, and arguably one of his best, THE TRAVELER was made for Kanoon (The Centre for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults). A suspenseful and witty story of a young boy's determination to travel from his small town to Tehran to attend a national football match, it combines realism with the economy and precision of a visual artist (the director's first occupation before becoming a filmmaker). Featuring brilliant performances by a cast of non-actors, the film has one of the most gripping, unforgettable endings in film history. ––Ehsan Khoshbakht

THE TRAVELER
by Abbas Kiarostami
1974, digital projection, 83 min

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Nøche de Veranø

07.28.18

Nøche de Veranø: Tropical Storm is the first edition of an annual summer program that exhibits video art and film coming out of Mexico and the US. It is an extension of sodA, a cross-cultural initiative of place-based programs and developments that promote civic engagement and social impact through creative production.

This summer’s edition is a traveling screening of six short films produced by collectives, collaborators and artists based in Mexico City. Each work possesses individual, eclectic qualities that are unified by the act of building a narrative about Mexican identity and experience.

Tropical Storm brings these works together to help make diverse dialogues within our communities more durable by touching on topics such as resistance and opposition, ascribed market value, personal history and spatial memory, multicultural parallels, displacement and immigration, and harnessing new ways of living by building on community power.

Participants:

Cooperativa Crater Invertido | Permanent Holidays: How Come Some Leave and Others Stay Behind?
Biquini Wax EPS | A Dangerous Obsession
Eduardo Makoszay Mayén & Diego Salvador Rios | MG&SI
Jose Eduardo Barajas | Efecto Dragón
Tania Ximena & Yollotl Alvarado | Tsu'an: El momento más oscuro de la noche
Lorena Lira & Ildefonso Mercadillo | Aché

Programmed by Galia Basail-Mulcahy