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Colección Privada: Spain’s Super 8 and 16mm Scene

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 3:30 pm

Special Expanded Cinema Program!

With Valentina Alvarado Matos, Juan Bufill, Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas, and Carlos Vásquez Méndez in person

Total Running Time: approx. 105 mins.

Over the last fifteen years, arts communities in Spanish cities have shown an increasing devotion to maintaining analog film culture. Through material exchange, mutual influence, informal screenings, and friendship, multiple generations of filmmakers intermingle in Madrid, Barcelona, and San Sebastian. Paying tribute to this extraordinary moment in Spanish poetic cinema, this special program—presented in association with MoMI’s ongoing “expanded cinema” exhibition Cinema of Sensations: The Never-Ending Screen of Val del Omar—brings together filmmakers who transcend theatrical conventions through the performative use of multiple projectors, supplementary screens, live sound, and their own bodies. These works deal with topics such as illness and healing, physical erosion, body rituals, and the perception of time, all mediated by the cathartic nature of light.

This event is also part of a series at Anthology Film Archives that surveys the output of 24 filmmakers who continue to work in 16mm and Super 8 in Spain. This series is presented with generous support from Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE), the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, the Orphan Film Symposium, and the Cultural Department of the Consulate General of Spain.

Organized by guest curators Francisco Algarín Navarro and Carlos Saldaña (Revista Lumière).

Program includes:

Healing Ray (Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas. 2021. Spain, 45 mins. 16mm, triple projection) North American premiere   

Ver piedras / Signos de sol (Juan Bufill. 1988–2014. Spain, 14 mins. Super 8 mm) North American premiere 

fuegofocfire (Valentina Alvarado Matos & Carlos Vásquez Méndez. 2020–23. Spain, 30 mins. 16mm, multiple projection) World premiere 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.