riverrun Global Film Series

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The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

Past Series

riverrun Global Film Series:

Mexican Cinema and Culture

Bending Borders

Date: October 10-12, 2018

Venue: Burchfield Penney Art Center

 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York

Free admission made possible this year by riverrun and the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Mexican-inspired cuisine available at the Burchfield Café

Series Curator: Professor Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB English

Assistant Directors: Jocelyn E. Marshall and Jake Sanders, UB English

boy looking out across barren landscape.

Documenting Borders:  Symphony of a Sad Sea

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Happy Hour La Marimba 

Wednesday, October 10

Section

Run Time

Film

Speaker

Poetic Mode: Border Experimentations

 

4-5:50  pm

 

El Mar La Mar, Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki, 2017 (1 hr 35 mins)

Ekrem Serdar, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

 

Restored Classics Night I

6:00-7:50pm

Time to Die (Tiempo De Morir), Arturo Ripstein, 1966 (1hr 30 mins). Screenplay by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes. Restoration Company: Alameda Films.

Bruce Jackson, Buffalo Film Seminars/SUNY Distinguished Professor & James Agee Professor of American Culture, English, UB

LGBTQ Films/Women Filmmakers  

 

8:15-10:00pm

 

 

 

Smuack, Alejandra Sánchez, 2015 (24 mins)

Casa Roshell, Camila José Donoso, 2017 (1hr 11 mins)

 

 

Ana Grujic, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project

Thursday, October 11

Section

Run Time

Film

Speaker

Observational Mode: Mexico and Minors

(dedicated to the children separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border)

4-5:45 pm

The Inheritors (Los Herederos), Eugenio Polgovsky, 2008 (1 hr 30 mins). In memory of Eugenio Polgovsky.

Meg Knowles, Television and Film Arts, SUNY Buffalo State

 

Keynote Lecture

6:30pm – 7:30 pm

“Mexico’s Contemporary Bi-national Cinema: from Migrations to Co-productions”

Ignacio Sánchez Prado,

Washington University in St. Louis

Restored Classics Night II

 

7:45pm -9:30 pm

Two Monks (Dos Monjes), Juan Bustillo Oro, 1934 (1 hr 25 mins). Restored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation.

Margarita Vargas, Romance Languages and Literatures, UB

Friday, October 12

October M&T Bank Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Section

Run Time

Film

Speaker

Buñuel in Mexico

 

 

2:00-3:50 pm

A Mexican Buñuel, Emilio Maillé, 1995 (55 mins). Courtesy of Emilio Maillé.

 

Simon of the Desert (Simón del desierto), Luis Buñuel, 1965 (45 mins)

 

Elizabeth Scarlett, Romance Languages and Literatures, UB

Risky Territories

4-5:30  pm

 

Devil’s Freedom (La Libertad Del Diablo), Ernesto Gonzales, 2017 (1 hr 15 mins)

Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Washington University in St. Louis

Happy Hour

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Music by La Marimba

 

Coco Hour

(Studio Classroom)

5:30-7:30pm

Día de Muertos Arts and Crafts Workshop. Run by: Mara Odette Guerrero, Casa De Arte

Mara Odette Guerrero,

Casa De Arte

Book Reading for Children

(Collection Study)

5:30 pm,

6 pm,

6:30 pm

Coco Book (2017), Disney/Pixar. Living in Mexico (2016), Chloe Perkins. Off We Go to Mexico (2008), Laurie Krebs.

 

Documenting/Animating the Border and Other Stories: Shorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:00pm – 8:50pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ties, Not Walls (Lazos, No Muros), LuisPa Salmón, 2017 (1 min); Creativity Does Not Recognize Borders (La creatividad no reconoce muros), Fernando Campos, 2017 (2 mins); Endogamy (Endogamia, 2017), Arnold Abadie (2 mins); Best of Luck with the Wall, Josh Begley, 2016 (7 mins); Love, Our Prison, Carolina Corral, 2016 (6 mins); The Good Mother (La Madre Buena), Sarah Clift, 2017 (6 mins); Symphony of a Sad Sea (Sinfonía de un mar triste), Carlos Morales, 2017 (11 min); Birth on the Border, Ellie Lobovitz, 2017 (27 mins); Artemio, Sandra Luz López Barroso, 2017 (48 mins).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borders and Immigration Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:00pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitator: Richard Reitsma, Canisius College

 

Participants:

Ignacio Sánchez Prado,

Washington University in St. Louis;

Abigail Cooke, Department of Geography, University at Buffalo;

Irene Rekhviashvili, Journey’s End Refugee Services;

Jennifer Connor, Justice for Migrant Families; Alyssa Erazo, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers, New York Immigrant Family Unity Project;

Monica Wrobel, Canisius College/“Latinitas” Project;

Mara Odette Guerrero, Casa De Arte,

Secil Ertorer, Canisius College

Ignacio Sanchez Prado

Ignacio Sanchez Prado

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LGBTQ

small children

Mexico and Minors

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Restored Classics

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world. The riverrun Global Film Series is produced by riverrun, Patrick Martin President; with support from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the UB Department of English, the UB Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and James Agee Chair in American Culture, SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson.

Further information about the riverrun Global Film Series at:

globalfilmseries.wordpress.com

Cuban Cinema and Culture

Date: October 12-14, 2017

Venue: Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York

GREAT FILMS OVER 3 DAYS

Free admission made possible this year by riverrun and the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Cuban-inspired cuisine available at the Burchfield Café

Series Curator: Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB English

Assistant Directors: Jocelyn E. Marshall and Ajitpaul Mangat, UB English

ABOUT the riverrun Global Film Series:

The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

The riverrun Global Film Series presents a curated selection of quality films that moves beyond national frameworks to account for an increasingly transnational imagination of film production, reception and distribution. This annual three-day film series runs from Thursday evening through Saturday night at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. The Global Film Series builds on the success of riverrun’s continuing Cinegael Buffalo program, which has focused on Irish film since 2004. A film scholar and/or filmmaker will provide context for the focus of each year’s series in an opening address. The series is free and open to the public and welcomes film enthusiasts, students and scholars. The inaugural riverrun Global Film Series was held in September 2016 and focused on Iran. In 2017 the series will focus on Cuban cinema and culture.

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Thursday, October 12

4 pm- 5:30 pm  riverrun Fellows Public Presentations

Opening remarks: Damien Keane, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English, UB  

6 pm - 7:00 pmPublic Lecture: "Cameras in Cuba: Reflections on Revolutionary Cinema," Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Vice-Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of William and Mary

Opening remarks: Donald Metz, Burchfield Penney Art Center; Tanya Shilina-Conte, Curator of the riverrun Global Film Series

7:15 pm - 9:30 pm   Restored Classics

Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo, 1968, 1hr 44min.), Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

Re­stored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation at Cine­teca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata.

Followed by a Q&A with Ann Marie Stock   

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Friday, October 13

October M&T Bank Second Friday at the Center

4 pm - 5:40 pm  Documentary: By Women/About Women

Treasure Island  (Isla del Tesoro, 1969, 10min.), Sara Gómez

Tania Libre (2017, 1hr 13min.), Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Narrated by Tilda Swinton.

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Introduced by: Dalia Antonia Muller, Associate Professor in Latin American and Caribbean History, Director of the Honors College and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, UB  

Opening Remarks: Jocelyn E. Marshall, Assistant Director of the riverrun Global Film Series 2017-18

5:30 pm - 7 pm Happy Hour. Cuban Music:  Wendell Rivera, Buena Vista Social Club

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Cuba and Immigration: Waters off of Caibarien (2004, film installation); An Unkept Promise (2005, film installation). Artist: Alberto Rey, painter, filmmaker and Professor of Visual Arts and New Media, State University of New York at Fredonia

7 pm – 7:45 pm Cuban Poetry Reading

Jorge Guitart (Cuban-born poet and Professor of Spanish, UB)

Olga Karman (Cuban-born poet and educator)

Opening remarks: Donald Metz, Burchfield Penney Art Center

 8 pm – 10:15 pm Cuban-Soviet Productions

In memory of Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-2017)

I am Cuba (Soy Cuba, 1964, 1hr 48min.), Mikhail Kalatozov

Introduced by: Bruce Jackson, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the James Agee Professor of American Culture, Department of English, UB

Opening remarks: Patrick Martin, President of riverrun; Tanya Shilina-Conte, Curator of the riverrun Global Film Series

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Saturday, October 14

2 pm - 4 pm  Environment: Nuclear Narratives

The Project of the Century (La obra del siglo, 2015, 1hr 40min.), Carlos Quintela (with scenes from One Way or Another (De Cierta Manera, 1974), Sara Gómez)

Introduced by: Alberto Rey, Professor of Visual Arts and New Media, State University of New York at Fredonia

Opening Remarks: Jocelyn E. Marshall, Assistant Director of the riverrun Global Film Series 2017-18

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The Companion (El Acompañante, 2016, 1hr 44min.), Pavel Giroud

Introduced by: Christopher Schobert, critic for The Buffalo News and writer for Buffalo Spree

Opening Remarks: Tanya Shilina-Conte, Curator of the riverrun Global Film Series

7 pm – 9:15 pm Old Cuba/ New Cuba Shorts

In memory of Julio Garcia Espinosa (1926-2016)

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Part I: Old Cuba 

El Megano (1955, 25min.), Julio Garcia Espinosa, Courtesy of Dolores Calviño (Espinosa), Cinemateca de Cuba;

Chiaroscuro: The Making ofEl Megano’ (2011), Stephen Hart (clip, the last interview with J.G. Espinosa)

For the First Time (Por Primera Vez, 1967, 10min.), Octavio Cortázar;

Coffea Arábiga (1968, 18min.), Nicolás Guillén Landrián;

Now! (1965, 6min.), Santiago Álvarez

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Part II: New Cuba

Close (2016, 4min.), animation by Ernesto Rodríguez Piña;

House for Sale (Casa en Venta, 2016, 14min.), Emanuel Giraldo;

Connection (Conectifai, 2017, 18min.), Zoe Garcia;

Great (Muy Bien, 2017, 15min.), Sheyla Pool

Introduced by: Richard Reitsma, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages Literatures and Cultures, Canisius College  

Opening remarks: Tanya Shilina-Conte, Curator of the riverrun Global Film Series

Further information about the riverrun Global Film Series at:

globalfilmseries.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/globalfilmseries/

www.buffalo.edu/cas/english/news-events/upcoming_events/global-film-series.html

The riverrun Global Film Series is produced by riverrun, with support from the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the UB Department of English, the Juxtapositions Lecture Series, and James Agee Chair in American Culture, SUNY Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson. Advisory and coordinating board: UB Assistant Professor Tanya Shilina-Conte, UB Professor William Solomon, President of riverrun Patrick Martin, Associate Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Donald Metz, and Buffalo State Lecturer Laurence Shine. For more information, contact the riverrun Global Film Series Curator Tanya Shilina-Conte, tshilina@buffalo.edu, or Assistant Director Jocelyn E. Marshall jm225@buffalo.edu.

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