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Luis Ospina: A Rational Act of Faith

Luis Ospina
January 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Luis Ospina, Jesse Lerner, filmmakers.

Colombian rabble-rouser Luis Ospina returns to his alma mater, UCLA, to screen a collection of his rarely seen early short films. His trademark style—already present in his early works—crosses boundaries between documentary and fiction, parody and melodrama, the archive and historical invention.  We will screen his recently restored thesis film Acto de Fe (Act of Faith, 1972), a dark short film adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story “Erostratus” shot in Los Angeles, as well as Autoretrato (Dormido) (1971), El bombardeo de Washington (Air Strike on Washington, 1972), Oiga vea (co-directed with Carlos Mayolo, 1972), En busca de 'María' (co-directed with Jorge Nieto, 1985), Video (B)art(h)es (Luis Ospina, 2003), among others.

Digital, color & b/w, total running time approx. 75 min.

Watch the conversation with Luis Ospina, moderated by Jesse Lerner: