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Diaries, Notes & Sketches

Andrés Di Tella, Argentinian filmmaker, writer, and curator

February 12, 2020 · 12:00 pm-1:20 pm · 216 Aaron Burr

Program in Latin American Studies
Andres Di Tella
Photo: Brazilian filmmaker David Perlov shooting Diario (1983) / Andrés Di Tella shooting

Talk and screening by Andrés Di Tella

Diaries, notebooks, sketches, working papers. Provisional, unfinished, circumstancial forms that converge in one of the most vibrant currents of contemporary cinema. Note-taking and the diary conceived not only as a working method but also as an art form in itself. A cinematic language in potential mode.

Includes screening of work-in-progress by Andrés Di Tella.

Andrés Di Tella is a filmmaker, based in Buenos Aires. His films include Montoneros, una historia, La televisión y yo, Fotografías, El país del Diablo, Hachazos, ¡Volveremos a las montañas!, 327 cuadernos and Ficción privada. His work spans video art, installations and performance pieces, as well as TV documentaries. Forthcoming is a book of extracts from his notebooks, titled Cuaderno (Entropía, 2020, in press).

Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Filmoteca de Catalunya of Barcelona (2008); Filmoteca Española of Madrid (2009); Festival de Lima (2009); Cines del Sur, Granada (2011); Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo (2011); E Tudo Verdade at Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Festival dei Popoli, Florence (2012), Universidad Católica, Santiago de Chile (2013), Tabakalera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, San Sebastián (2015), Filmoteca de Galicia, A Coruña (2015), Casa de América, Madrid (2016), Trasncinema Lima (2019).

He was the founder in 1999 of the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI), considered by many the principal film event in Latin America. From 2002 to 2012, he was the Artistic Director of the Princeton Documentary Festival, at Princeton University, where he has also been a visiting professor. He currently teaches film at the art department of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.

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