ISM, ISM, ISM: Experimental Cinema in Latin America

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ISM, ISM, ISM is the first comprehensive, U.S.-based film program and publication to treat the full breadth of Latin America’s vibrant experimental film production. Organized by Los Angeles Filmforum, where it was presented last year as part of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, ISM, ISM, ISM will be touring North America in the coming months. Anthology is pleased to host a selection of five short film programs and four feature films drawn from the larger project.

The ISM, ISM, ISM screening programs feature key historical and contemporary works from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Revisiting classic names and forms from the experimental canon, the film series places them within a completely novel scope and breadth. It takes both aficionados and open-minded viewers on a journey into a wealth of materials culled from the forgotten corners of Latin American film archives, placed in dialogue with recent productions from across the continent.

ISM, ISM, ISM is co-curated by Luciano Piazza and Jesse Lerner, coordinated by Brenda Contreras, and supervised by Adam Hyman. Lead support is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. Significant additional support comes from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.