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​Raúl Ruiz, Le retour d’un amateur de bibliothèques (El regreso de un ratón de biblioteca/The Return of a Library Lover)

Raúl Ruiz, Le retour d’un amateur de bibliothèques (El regreso de un ratón de biblioteca/The Return of a Library Lover), 1983

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA Presents Raúl Ruiz: Anthropology's Trembling Images


In Person: Tarek Elhaik

The fascinating global convergence of avant-garde anthropology and experimental cinema, from the 1920s on, appeared in Latin America as a blurring of nationalist and cosmopolitan fantasies, manufactured social utopias, and calls for radicalism. Chilean exile film artist and theorist Raúl Ruiz belongs uneasily and dissonantly to this tradition. This program screens his little-known short films alongside anthropological meditations by two of his contemporaries, Anna Maria Maiolino and Arthur Omar. Tarek Elhaik, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UC Davis, and member of a collaborative team of researchers on experimental cinema and media in Latin America hosted by Los Angeles Film Forum, will introduce the program.

This program is part of the Los Angeles Filmforum film series: Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, Los Angeles Filmforum’s contribution to the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.
Major support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.