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Natalia Almada Introduces El Velador

Film/Video

Image courtesy of the filmmaker

Natalia Almada Introduces
El Velador

(Natalia Almada, 2011)

All Water Has a Perfect Memory

(Natalia Almada, 2001)

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Visiting Filmmaker: Natalia Almada

Mexican filmmaker Natalia Almada blends essay and documentary practice in a body of work that explores the rich intersections between memory, history, and personal perceptions and often illuminates specific aspects of Mexican culture and identity. Her work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, and this summer’s Documenta 13 exhibiiton. She is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 7 PM

"An unsettlingly quiet, even lyrical film about a world made and unmade by violence"—A.O. Scott, New York Times on El Velador

Night watchman Martin watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords in El Velador. Almada’s quiet meditation on violence portrays the ways in which normal life exists even amid Mexico’s brutal drug wars. (72 mins, HD video)

All Water Has a Perfect Memory explores the effects of tragedy and memory on Almada’s bicultural family, which is headed by her North American mother and Mexican father. (19 mins, video)

Also mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 25, when Natalia Almada introduces another double feature.

Presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s Hispanic Heritage Month and Multicultural Center.