Americas Society invites you to our film screening program on May 10th, Young Filmmakers in New York: Collective Visions. The program will followed by Q&A as part of This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975
This online screening celebrates the community media work of experimental Chilean filmmaker Jaime Barrios alongside that of his students at the Young Filmmakers Foundation (YFF). Hailing from the vibrant Puerto Rican community in the Lower East Side in the 1960s, the student filmmakers active at the YFF learned the art of 16mm filmmaking. Along the way, they probed the limits of contemporary politics but also of the interior poetics of their imagination. In their films, the “eye” became a metaphor not only for “seeing” and for filmic communication, but also for a receptive terrain that was transportive, free, and limitless. This screening pays homage to that collective vision.
The screening includes Jaime Barrios’ Film Club (1968), and youth films from the period.
Co-organized and moderated by Dr. Jessica Gordon-Burroughs.
Co-presented in collaboration with: The Film-Makers' Cooperative and Reserve Film and Video Collection, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Participants will include: Jessica Gordon-Burroughs, Fred Pérez, Alfonso Pagan, Linda Rivera, Michael Jacobsohn, and Bruce Spiegel