<i>Despues del Terremoto (After the Earthquake)</i>. 1979. Written and directed by Lourdes Portillo, Nina Serrano
  • After the Earthquake

    1979. Lourdes Portillo, Nina Serrano. 27 min.

  • Beyond the Beyond

    2008. USA/Mexico. Lourdes Portillo. 43 min.

New York City premiere. Followed by a discussion with Portillo

Friday, June 22, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • After the Earthquake

    1979. Written and directed by Lourdes Portillo, Nina Serrano. With Vilma Coronado, Agnelo Guzman, Leticia Cortez. This dramatic short follows Irene, a young Nicaraguan immigrant living in California, as she faces new challenges—particularly in adjusting to the cultural, political, and economic differences between life in the U.S. and life in Nicaragua. In Spanish; English subtitles. 27 min.

  • Beyond the Beyond

    2008. USA/Mexico. Directed by Lourdes Portillo. With Ofelia Medina, Kyle Kibbe and Jose Arauso. Portillo’s most recent work uses a range of narrative elements to explore the realities of shifting global wealth and drug trafficking along the Mayan coastline of Mexico. Real conversations with tourist guides, merchants, and American expats about the corruption and violence caused by drug trafficking are interspersed with stylized narrative scenes that reveal documentary filmmakers’ heroic preoccupations. In Spanish; English subtitles. 43 min.

In the Film exhibition Lourdes Portillo: La Cineasta Inquisitiva

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