August 8 – September 26, 2014
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
A film companion to the exhibit "Under the Same Sun" curated by Pablo León de la Barra, “Tropical Uncanny” is a playful and irreverent revision of some of Latin America's political, social, cultural, and cinematic tropes. Toying with concepts such as the New World, revolution, domestic workers, the favela, and pre-Columbian paradise, this film series challenges and subverts notions of subjectivity and the construction of the otherness south of the border.
Mixing fiction, documentary, and experimental work from recent, repertoire, and archival material, as well as suggesting dialogues between filmmakers and visual artists, this program rethinks the representation of Latin America both at home and abroad.
Programmed by Carlos A. Gutiérrez, in collaboration with Jerónimo Rodríguez.
Special thanks to Amalia Córdova, Chris Gude, Raúl Guzmán, Pablo León de la Barra, Corey Sabourin, Maria-Christina Villaseñor and Christina Yang.
Thanks to Dora Amorim, CinemaScopio; Agustina Chiarino, Control Z Films; Amanda Guimarães and Rachel Daisy Ellis, Desvia; Marilys Downey; Alex García and Sandro Fiorin, FiGa Films; Natalia Trebik, Le Fresnoy; and Jessy Vega, Interior XIII.
All screenings at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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