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FILM: REDES LIVES! – The Iconic Film of the Mexican Revolution and What It Says To Us Today
2020 105m documentary
Hosted by Tom Zaniello; Introduction/Q&A by Angel Gil-Ordóñez & Joseph Horowitz
Redes (1936) tells the story of burgeoning labor rights amongst poor fishermen in a small village in Mexico, and features a galvanizing score by Silvestre Revueltas and poetic cinematography by Paul Strand. The film features some of the most memorable sequences in the history of cinema of great music wedded to the moving image. It’s also a high exemplar of political art. Why isn’t this film better known? Why isn’t Revueltas as famous as Strand? Why was 20th century Mexico more hospitable to political art than the US? Why did Aaron Copland say he “envied” Mexico’s composers? And why did the Mexican government support a film advocating revolutionary change?
These are some of the questions addressed by “Redes Lives!” a brand-new film featuring excerpts from the acclaimed Naxos DVD featuring the classic Mexican film Redes with Silvestre Revueltas’s galvanizing soundtrack newly recorded by PostClassical Ensemble. The film includes commentary by Mexican composer Ana Lara, Pablo Raphael de la Madrid from the Mexican Ministry of Culture, and historians Lorenzo Candelaria, Roberto Kolb, and John Tutino.
Visual presentation by Peter Bogdanoff; Scripted and edited by Joseph Horowitz; Angel Gil-Ordóñez, PCE's music director.
Organized and sponsored by the DC LaborFest/DC Labor FilmFest
Co-sponsored by American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Labor Heritage Foundation, Rochester Labor Film Series

Sep 9, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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