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Lucrecia Martel

Holy Girl
April 20, 2018 -
April 21, 2018
Lucrecia Martel (4/20, 4/21).

A core member of the New Argentine Cinema that captured international attention in the mid-1990s, writer-director Lucrecia Martel has defined an exquisite visual language, a new dialect ripe with gestures and rich in sonic landscapes.  The impact of each of Martel’s four features echos like a memory sensorial, an overwhelming and lasting experience still somehow qualifying as minimalist.  Marked by their distinct, specific regionalism, Martel’s heartbreakingly brilliant works have always hinted at her country’s cultural legacy—but with her latest masterwork, Zama (2017), the curtain is peeled back to reveal the frustrations of bureaucratic inertia as starkly contrasted to the active annihilation wrought by colonialism.

UCLA Film & Television Archive is overjoyed to present Martel’s latest film, Zama and her second triumph, The Holy Girl (2004), with Martel in person to discuss her work and career.

This program is co-presented with UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies, USC Department of Comparative Literature and USC Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Special thanks to:  Héctor Calderón, UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese; Veronica Cortinez, UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies; Marcus Hu, Strand Releasing; Erin Graff Zivin, USC Department of Comparative Literature.


Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
Holy Girl

The Holy Girl

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater


Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater