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Retrospective: Lucrecia Martel

April 17, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Lucrecia Martel is coming to Columbus! The Argentinian writer-director will be at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 18 to present a screening of her radical new film, Zama.

The visit is part of a four-program retrospective of the acclaimed filmmaker’s work, happening April 17–21.

Tue, Apr 17 | 7 pm
The Headless Woman
(La mujer sin cabeza, 2008)
Martel’s extraordinary third film puts viewers inside the head of a disoriented upper-class dentist who might have accidentally run over a child…or a dog…or nothing at all. After recovering from a mild head injury, she is overcome by a sense of guilt and uncertainty about what—if anything—she might have done. (87 mins., 35mm)

Wed, Apr 18 | 7 pm
Zama (2017)
With director Lucrecia Martel in person
Adapted from a 1956 modernist classic of Argentinian literature by Antonio di Bendetto, Martel’s first historical film—and her first feature with a male protagonist—offers an immersive portrait of Don Diego de Zama, an 18th-century Spanish officer stationed in Paraguay. As her main character waits for his transfer to a more prestigious location, Martel masterfully creates a dreamlike mood around his daily routines, which become more consumed with lust and paranoia. (115 mins., DCP)

After the screening, Martel will discuss her work in a conversation moderated by film scholar and faculty member Laura Podalsky of Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Film Studies Program.

Fri, Apr 20 | 7 pm
La ciénaga (2001)
With Short works (2010–15)
Often compared to films by David Lynch, Jane Campion, and Michelangelo Antonioni, Martel’s debut La ciénaga (Spanish for swamp) paints a humid portrait of a middle-class family’s booze-dulled decline. (103 mins., DCP)

A selection of Martel’s rarely screened short films follows the feature: Pescados (2010, 4:30 mins.), featuring music by past Wex guest Juana Molina; Nueva Argirópolis (2010, 8 mins.); Leguas (2015, 11:45 mins.); and the surreal Muta, commissioned by fashion label Miu Miu (2011, 6:27 mins.; all shorts digital video).

Sat, Apr 21 | 7 pm
The Holy Girl
(La niña santa, 2004)
Martel’s sophomore film follows a young girl whose deep sense of spirituality intertwines with her burgeoning sexuality. Martel makes meticulous use of sound to reveal character details throughout—from one’s pivotal experience in a theremin concert to another’s ear-ringing tinnitus. (106 mins., 35mm)

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April 17, 2018 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6 – $8
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