Screening and Discussion: The Endless Film (2018) and Parable of the Return (2016)

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Beyond the Nation: Latin American Cinemas Now

Screening and Discussion:
The Endless Film (2018) and Parable of the Return (2016)

Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Join us for a screening of Leandro Listorti's The Endless Film (La Película Infinita, 2018, 53 mins.) followed by Juan Soto's Parable of the Return (Parábola del Retorno, 2016, 41 mins.). Filmmakers in attendance.

Post-screening discussion with directors and Fabio Andrade (PhD Student, Cinema Studies), moderated by Juana Suárez (Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation).

Sponsored by the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research.

Free and open to the public.

  • Poster for the film, Parable of the Return

    Parable of the Return

    Parábola del Retorno

    41 mins - TardeoTemprano Films - 2016 -

    Wilson left home in Medellin (Colombia) on his way to Bogota but he never arrived to his destination. Thirty years later after the peace agreements with the FARC, he returns from his exile in London to meet his family who believe him dead. The plane journey shapes a parable just like the title of the poem by Porfirio Barba Jaco.

    ​Wilson salió de la casa de sus padres en Medellín rumbo a Bogotá pero nunca llegó a su destino. 30 años después y tras la firma del acuerdo de paz con las FARC, Wilson intenta regresar desde su exilio en Londres para reencontrar a su familia que lo cree muerto. La trayectoria del avión dibuja una parábola, pero «Parábola del Retorno» es también un poema de Porfirio Barba Jacob que otrora le declamaba su hermano de memoria.

  • Poster for The Endless Film

    The Endless Film

    La película infinita

    53 mins - Leandro Listorti - 2018 -

    Made from the remains of never-completed Argentine features, La Película Infinita is, as it were, a parallel film history: an essay like a cinematographic Frankenstein, that blows new life into images that once seemed unsuccessful and pointless.