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The Form that Thinks: The Essay-Film from Inside

Andrés Di Tella, Argentinian filmmaker, writer and curator

April 27, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Program in Latin American Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Andrés Di Tella argues that the essay-film is a hybrid, stemming from the complex heritage of experimental cinema, documentary, and the literary essay. The essay-film is the result of personal exploration, through which we learn to think with images and sounds. The talk will include the screening of work-in progress.


Andrés Di Tella is a filmmaker, writer and curator based in Buenos Aires. His films include Television and I, Photographs, 327 Notebooks and Private Fiction. He has also published two books of his writings: Hachazos and Cuadernos. As curator, he was the founder of the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and Artistic Director of the Princeton Documentary Festival. He has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Premio Konex de Platino for Best Documentary Filmmaker of the Decade 2011-2020. Currently, he is a Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at Harvard University.

DISCUSSANT: Javier Guerrero, Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University

This talk will be held in English, and is free and open to the public.

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