Chile 9/11 Series | Alfredo Castro: A Political Retrospective (Film Series)
Tue, 10/31—Sat, 11/4 · Various
Program in Latin American Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Humanities Council
Series curated by Javier Guerrero (Princeton University) & Juana Suárez (New York University)
Marking the 50th anniversary, this September 11, of the military coup against President Allende in Chile, this retrospective is dedicated to Alfredo Castro, the internationally acclaimed Chilean actor whose work is essential to a deep exploration of the cruelty of the dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet (1973-1989). Inspired by the French playwright Antonin Artaud, Castro has theorized the ‘third body,’ a key concept in the study of unknown and unconfessed human drives. In this retrospective, we privilege Castro’s close, decades-long collaboration with the Chilean director Pablo Larraín.