The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents “Contested Visions in Latin America Through Film,” beginning January 21 at 1:00 p.m. in LACMA’s Bing Theater. This special film program is organized in conjunction with the exhibition “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World” and works to explore themes from the exhibition through Latin American cinema.
The two-day film program, hosted by actor, director and activist Edward James Olmos and curated by Marlene Dermer, co-director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, features the screening of seven films, followed by roundtable discussions with some of the films’ directors and producers.
Films to be screened include: the 82nd Academy Awards Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film “La teta asustada” (The Milk of Sorrow); Mexico’s “El Violín” (The Violin); Bolivia’s “El regalo de la Pachamama” (The Gift of the Pachamama) and the Peruvian documentary “Solo un cargador” (Porter).
LACMA”s “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World” is the first exhibition in the United States to examine the significance of indigenous peoples and cultures within the complex social and artistic landscape of colonial Latin America and runs through January 29, 2012.
For more information on the exhibition and the film series visit: www.lacma.org.