Between a Flower and a Bomb: Latin American Short Films
Cosponsored by the LASA Visual Culture Studies Section
In conjunction with the Latin American Studies Association Congress, we present three decades of short Latin American films from the BAMPFA collection. Cuban filmmaker Santiago Álvarez, a master of the collage film, paid tribute to the life of Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh with 79 Springtimes. AAA Are the Three Weapons by Raymundo Gleyzer and the Argentine collective Cine de la Base features a letter to the military junta from journalist Rudolfo Walsh, who was murdered by the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance. Bay Area filmmaker Chick Strand often traveled to Mexico, and in Anselmo and the Women, she interwove reflections by Anselmo; his wife, Adela; and his lover, Cruz.
Part of BAMPFA’s Out of the Vault series, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Community outreach sponsor: San Francisco Cinematheque.
Films in this Screening
Santiago Álvarez, Cuba, 1969
AAA Are the Three Weapons
(Las AAA son las tres armas: Fragmentos de la carta abierta a la junta militar Argentina del escritor Rodolfo Walsh)
Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentina, 1978
Anselmo and the Women
Chick Strand, United States, Mexico, 1986