DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO is one of the most important films from the radical 1960s Catalan filmmaking movement known as the Barcelona School. An impossible sentimental relationship becomes a base from which to discuss the possibilities of narrative construction. This collaborative film shows how history can be recontextualized by collective demand through a drastic reinvention of aesthetics. PLAY BACK looks at how reality is performed and constructed, breaking the imperceptible relationship between sound and words during a recording session of an experimental choral work. ABOUT BRIDGES explores how viewing is dependent on temporal perception and subject position: a bridge looks different to a builder, an architect, or someone walking over it.
Elsa Stansfield & Madelon Hooykaas
(1975, 22 min, Netherlands, 16mm)
(1970, 8 min, Spain, digital)
DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO
Joaquim Jordà and Jacinto Esteva
(1967, 75 min, Spain, DCP)
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Tickets can be purchased at the box office starting at 6:30pm at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue at 2nd Street).