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Chris Gude
2017, 64 minutes
Colombia, Spanish with English subtitles
Presented by Cecilia Barrionuevo and Chris Gude

In this experimental road movie, director Chris Gude (Mambo Cool) follows two smugglers attempting to cross into Colombia from Venezuela. As the men drive across the sun-soaked terrain of the Guajira peninsula, occasionally stopping off to wander or play pool in the lonely ruins of abandoned buildings, their journey comes to symbolize a search for an idealized land. Gesturing toward Colombia’s colonial legacy (such as when the pair listen to a Hugo Chávez radio broadcast about Simón Bolívar), this beautifully photographed film gives the viewer ample room to ponder questions of space and identity. (Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema, Film Society of the Lincoln Center: https://www.filmlinc.org/films/mariana/)

Screening with:

The Mouth / La Bouche
Camilo Restrepo
2017, 19 minutes
France, Susu with English subtitles

Following his 2016 film Cilaos, Restrepo again experiments with the musical genre in a film that uses radical aesthetics as a means of standing up to social injustice. (Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema, Film Society of the Lincoln Center)

Cecilia Barrionuevo has a masters in documentary film from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a programmer at the International Film Festival of Mar del Plata (Argentina) since 2010, programming advisor at Antofadocs international Film Festival (Chile), guest programmer Neighboring Scenes 2018 (Lincoln Center), and co-editor of the series Las Naves Cine. She collaborated with cultural publications, took part in round tables and festival juries, taught and curated film programmes in museums. In 2013, she was awarded the Leo Dratfield Professional Development Fellowship at the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Cecilia is a co-curator with Carlos Gutiérrez of “Neighnoring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema,” now being presented at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center.

Chris Gude (1985, New York) studied geography and anthropology at Middlebury College. His first film, MAMBO COOL (2013), exhibited at FIDMarseille, Viennale, Punto de Vista, Mar del Plata, Cartagena, among others. His second film, MARIANA (2017), also premiered at FIDMarseille, and has premiered at the Lincoln Center in New York as part of “Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema.”