May 11, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Al Más Allá : A Screening of Lourdes Portillo’s Film
$5 - $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

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Join us for the screening of a film by award-winning filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo, Al Más Allá (Beyond the Beyond), an experimental documentary mixing truth and fiction and taking place in Mexico’s underdeveloped Mayan coast. Real interviews with tourist guides, merchants, and American expats about the corruption and violence caused by drug trafficking in the region are interspersed with stylized narrative scenes that reveal the filmmaker’s preoccupations and personal ambitions that drive her search.

Featuring Madeleine Lim, Executive Director of Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project who brings video from QWoCMAP documentary artists and joins Jacqueline Francis, CCA Senior Lecturer and author—most recently of Making Race: Modernism & “Racial Art”— in a discussion about the nature and changes of documentary film . . . especially in the hands of women of color!