All films are screened in the
Peter B. Lewis Theater at The Sackler Center for Arts
Education at the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum.

Tickets are free with purchase of museum admission; members are admitted free of charge.

Tickets are available on the day of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.

For evening screenings, any remaining tickets will be released to the public free of charge one half-hour before screening time. All programs are subject to change.

For updated information, please call  (212) 360-4321.
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All works are 16mm film, color, and sound, unless otherwise noted. All Super-8mm films are screened on video. Unless otherwise noted, all works in Spanish are screened with English subtitles.


Wednesday, June 23, 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 26, 7 p.m.
Program 1
Surveying the Terrain

Fragment from Humanidad (Humanity, 1934), Adolfo Best Maugard, 35mm film, black-and-white, 1 min.
The Itch Scratch Itch Cycle (1977), Manuel de Landa, 8 min.
Sin titulo (Quiero ser un actor) [Untitled (I Want to be an Actor) 1970s], Fernando Sampietro, Super-8mm film, 3 min.
Desnudo desciende (1986), Silvia Gruner, Super-8mm film, 3 min.
Desnudo con alcatraces (1986), Silvia Gruner, Super-8mm film, 3 min.
Pecado original/Reproducción (1986), Silvia Gruner, Super-8mm film, 5 min.
El fin (The End, 1970), Sergio García, Super-8mm film, 8 min.
Retrato de la generación de la crisis (Portrait of the Crisis Generation, 1998), Roberto López, video, 8 min.
Medias mentiras (Half Lies, 1994), Ximena Cuevas, video, 34 min.

Medias mentiras(1994), Ximena Cuevas


Friday, June 25, 7 p.m., and
Saturday, June 26, 3 p.m.

Program 2

Corazón sangrante (Bleeding Heart, 1995), Ximena Cuevas, video, 3 min.
La fórmula secreta/Coca-Cola en la sangre (The Secret Formula/Coca-Cola in the Blood, 1965), Rubén Gámez, 35mm film, (no subtitles; minimal dialogue), 45 min.
Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert, 1964), Luis Buñuel, 43 min.

Simón del desierto(1964), Luis Buñuel

Wednesday, June 30, 6 p.m.

Guest curators Rita González and Jesse Lerner lead a discussion with film- and videomakers Ximena Cuevas and Juan José Gurrola, moderated by film critic Naief Yehya.

Friday, July 2, 6 p.m., and
Saturday, July 3, 3 p.m.

Program 3
¡Que Viva el Modernismo!

El despojo (The Dispossession, 1958­60), Antonio Reynoso, 35mm film transferred to video, 12 min.
The Wave (Redes, 1936), Fred Zinnemann with Emilio Gómez Muriel, 60 min.

Saturday, July 3, 7 p.m., and
Wednesday, July 7, 6 p.m.

Program 4

Magueyes (1962), Rubén Gámez, 35mm film, 9 min.
Thunder over Mexico (1933), Sergei Eisenstein, black-and-white, 60 min.

Thunder over Mexico(1933), Sergei Einstein

Friday, July 9, 7 p.m., and
Saturday, July 10, 3 p.m.

Program 5
Ensayos del Cuerpo

"De cuerpo presente," from Enredando sombras (Capturing Shadows, 1998), Marcela Fernández Violante, 35mm film, 10 min.
Ensayo de un crimen (The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz, 1955), Luis Buñuel, 35mm film, 92 min.

Ensayo de un crimen(1955), Luis Buñuel  

Saturday, July 10, 7 p.m., and Wednesday, July 14, 6 p.m.
Program 6
Travel Tips from Underground

Senseless (1962), Ron Rice, black-and-white, 28 min.
Looking for Mushrooms (1961­67/1995), Bruce Conner, 14 min.
Triptych in Four Parts (1958), Larry Jordan, 12 min.
Zócalo (1972), Richard Myers, 15 min.
Below the Fruited Plain (1966), Lenny Lipton, black-and-white, 9 min.
Sin titulo (Monumento) (1970s), Fernando Sampietro, Super-8mm film, 3 min.
Stan and Jane Brakhage (1979­80), Willie Varela, Super-8mm film, silent, 3 min.

Friday, July 16, 7 p.m., and
Saturday, July 17, 3 p.m.

Program 7
La Ciudad

Un nahual veracru' (1994), Miguel Calderón, Super-8mm film, 12 min.
Mi Cor-a-zón (My Heart, 1986), Pola Weiss, video, 17 min.
El vuelo (The Flight, 1989), Silvia Gruner, Super-8mm film, 19 min.
Sabado de mierda (Shitty Saturday, 1985­87), Gregorio Rocha with Sarah Minter, 25 min.
Vicente Rojo (1964), Juan José Gurrola, 27 min.

Saturday, July 17, 7 p.m.and
Wednesday, July 21, 6 p.m.

Program 8
Radical Politics and the Counterculture

Comunicados #1 (La agresión), 2 (La repuesta), and 4 (1968), Consejo Nacional de Huelga, black-and-white, 20 min. (no subtitles; minimal dialogue)
¿Ah, verdá'? (1973), Sergio García, Super-8mm film, 21 min.
Avándaro (1971), Alfredo Gurrola, Super-8mm film, 17 min.
Segunda primera matriz (Second First Matrix, 1973), Alfredo Gurrola, Super-8mm film, 13 min.
Border Swings/Vaivenes fronterizos (1994), Berta Jottar, video, 8 min.
Victimas del pecado neo-liberal (Victims of Neo-Liberal Sin, 1995), Ximena Cuevas and Jesusa Rodríguez, video, 15 min.

¿Ah, verdá? (1973), Sergio Garciá

Friday, July 23, 7 p.m., and
Saturday, July 24, 3 p.m.
Program 9
Day Tripping

Robarte el arte (Steal Art, 1972), Juan José Gurrola, Arnaldo Cohen, and Gelsen Gas, black-and-white, 16mm film transferred to video, 35 min.
Cine Insurgentes (1971), Ed Jones, 3 min.
Anti-Clímax (1969), Gelsen Gas, black-and-white, 80 min. (no subtitles; minimal dialogue)

Anti-Climax (1969), Gelsen Gas

Saturday, July 24, 7 p.m., and
Wednesday, July 28, 6 p.m.

Program 10
Elusive Paradise

Anselmo (1967), Chick Strand, 4 min.
Artificial Paradise (1986), Chick Strand, 13 min.
Valentin de las sierras (1967), Bruce Baillie, 10 min.
Mexican Jail Footage (1980), Gordon Ball, 18 min.
El dedal de rosas (Thimble of Roses, 1998), Mariana Botey, 13 min.
Juntos en la vida, unidos en la muerte (Together in Life, United in Death, 1985), Willie Varela, Super-8mm film, silent, 10 min.
Laberinth Silueta, Silueta Series, Mexico, Summer 1974 (Labyrinth Blood Imprint) (1974), Ana Mendieta, Super-8mm film, 2 min.

A 167-page bilingual catalogue for this exhibition, with an essay by the guest curators and selections by Adolfas Mekas, Diego Rivera, Juan Rulfo, and others, is available in the museum bookstore.