• Zama, Director Lucrecia Martel in person

    April 18, 2018

Presented by:
Wexner Center for the Arts

Tickets: $6 - $8

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$6 members, students, seniors $8 general public

About the Event:

“Beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical, Zama…becomes a lacerating, often surprisingly comic evisceration of colonialism and patriarchy.”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times With her first historical film and first feature with a male protagonist, Lucrecia Martel has also produced her most radical film yet. Creatively adapting a 1956 modernist classic of Argentinean literature by Antonio Di Benedetto, the filmmaker takes us into the mind of the title character, Don Diego de Zama—an 18th-century Spanish officer stationed in Paraguay who waits for his transfer to a more prestigious location. Martel masterfully creates a dreamlike mood as his daily routines become more consumed with lust and paranoia. As a Guardian (UK) review noted, “Zama may just be her left-field masterpiece; a picture that’s antic, sensual and strange, with a top-note of menace and a malarial air.” (115 mins., DCP) After the screening, Martel joins us for a conversation moderated by film scholar and faculty member Laura Podalsky, of Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Film Studies Program.

Event Schedule:

April 18, 2018

  • Wed Apr 18, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM





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Funded by GCAC, Funded by OAC

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