<i>Polvo (Dust)</i>. 2011. Mexico. Directed by Angela Reginato
  • Dust

    2011. Mexico. Angela Reginato. 27 min.

  • Argentinian Lesson

    2011. Poland/Argentina. Wojciech Staroń. 56 min.

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Dust

    2011. Mexico. Directed by Angela Reginato. This experimental essay-film chronicles the disappearance of a French woman’s son and American husband from Mexico City during the politically charged late 1970s. Composed from rare Super 8 home movies, educational films, and additional footage, it is a haunting meditation on how memory is shaped. 27 min.

  • Argentinian Lesson

    2011. Poland/Argentina. Directed by Wojciech Staroń. Janek, a young Polish boy, is thrust into an unknown world when his family moves to Argentina. While his mother teaches their native tongue to locals of Polish decent, Janek struggles with a new language and an alien landscape—and begins to adjust to 11-year-old Marcia, with whom he experiences the joys of childhood and the woes of impending adulthood. His filmmaker father captures the young friends’ innocence and the beauty of their shared experiences. Program copresented with Ambulante and Cinema Tropical. 56 min.