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Spanish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies Program, LAIS Program, Italian Studies Program, Human Rights Program, Hannah Arendt Center, Division of Languages and Literature, and Art History Program present

Meet the Filmmakers! The Guernica Variations and City of Signs

On Art, War, and the Avatars of Filmmaking

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

[Meet the Filmmakers! The Guernica Variations and City of Signs]

Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles.   

The Guernica Variations (Guillermo Peydró, 2012, 26 min): Picasso’s Guernica is the image of a disproportionate attack on unarmed civilians to demoralize and subjugate a whole population, it encapsulates a turning point that ushered in today’s use of terror against civilians.

This film received the 2013 Best Documentary Award from Uruguay’s International Short Film Festival, among other awards, and has been widely screened at museums, including the Reina Sofia National Museum.    

City of Signs (Samuel Alarcón, 2009, 62 min): When César Alarcón travels to Pompeii to collect ‘psychophonies’ - electronic voice phenomena - from Vesuvius’s great eruption, he finds that none contain sounds from the year 79 AD. Eloquent voices from the recent past will nonetheless lead him to the exploration of Roberto Rossellini’s mysterious life and film production. 

This film received the 2011 Román Gubern Essay-Film Award, among other awards. 

For more information, call 845-758-6050, or e-mail plopezga@bard.edu.

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema