Monday Aug 18, 2014
Santa Fe, NM
Screenings of Leandro Katz' films "Los Angeles Station," "Paradox," and "El Dia Que Me Quieras."
Los Angeles Station, l0 minutes, 16mm, color, silent (l972, released 1976)
A portrait of a small community living by the railroad tracks in the banana plantation region of Quiriguá, Guatemala.
Paradox, 30 minutes, digital video (2001)
In a quiet and reflective tone, Paradox alternates between The Dragon of Quiriguá, an altar located in the Mayan site spared from deforestation, and the feverish harvesting and processing of bananas in the immediate region, moving through a community transformed by questionable labor and trade agreements.
El Dia Que Me Quieras, 30 minutes, 16mm, color, sound (1997); Music by David Darling
A non-narrative film investigating death and the power of photography, El Día Que Me Quieras is a meditation on the last pictures taken of Ernesto Che Guevara, as he lay dead on a table surrounded by his captors, in Bolivia in 1967.
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