• Anselmo and the Women
  • Anselmo and the Women
  • 79 Springtimes

Between a Flower and a Bomb: Latin American Short Films

Cosponsored by the LASA Visual Culture Studies Section

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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

79 Springtimes

Santiago Álvarez, Cuba, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 25 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

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

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 17 mins
source
  • BAMPFA

Anselmo and the Women

Chick Strand, United States, Mexico, 1986

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 35 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • BAMPFA preservation print