Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) presents Cine Nueve Onda, celebrating experimental Latinx and Latin American Film on Thursday, January 30, at 6:30PM at the Luckman Intimate Theatre at Cal State LA and is co-presented by the Department of Television, Film, and Media Studies at Cal State LA. The event is free, all ages, and will feature two films, Retiro and La Ruta, by Puerto Rican Director, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo.
Lassalle-Morillo’s work is mostly built from a re-imaginative narrative pusehd through an artistic lens. Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico and now based in Los Angeles, the director, visual artist, filmmaker, sound artist, and performer will present her 30 min films that each touch on a personal yet universal human thread.
Retiro is a multimedia documentary which “reconstructs memories of the director’s mother,” seen through interviews and behind-the-scenes footage that explores her grandmother’s death and own mother’s grieving process. While La Ruta traces the infrastructure and off-road sites of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route. The construction was estimated at a cost of 4 million dollars, but it cost taxpayers 20 million dollars upon its completion in 1975. This historical framework led the artists Christopher Gregory, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, and Erika P. Rodriguez to an investigation and eventually a road trip through the Panoramic Route.
CINE NUEVA ONDA: EXPERIMENTAL LATINX & LATIN AMERICAN FILM
Luckman Intimate Theatre
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles CA 90032
For more information lacla.org
Thursday, January 30, at 6:30PM
All ages welcome