The Films of Nicolás Pereda
At age 27, Nicolás Pereda has quickly amassed a body of work that is a testament to the incredible vitality and creativity of Mexican cinema today. Very much of his moment, Pereda combines aspects of some of the most notable trends in contemporary world cinema, including elements of deadpan minimalism, slacker cinema, the documentary/fiction hybrid and long-take formalism. Except on the festival circuit, his films have received little exposure in the US until now.
Films in the series include:
Summer of Goliath
Thu, Oct 13, 7:30pm & Sun, Oct 16, 2pm, Screening Room
Summer of Goliath is a quiet (at times unsettling) study of violence, masculinity and family, set against the sun-drenched beauty of its small–town, rural setting.
Thu, Oct 20, 7:30pm, Screening Room
An intimate and offbeat portrait of a strained relationship, Juntos features a young man in search of his lost dog and the cause of the widening rift with his moody girlfriend.
Sun, Oct 23
Where Are Their Stories?
2pm, Screening Room
Pereda’s debut feature showcases his carefully restrained narrative and visual style with its meticulously understated story of a young man trying to prevent his uncles from selling his elderly grandmother’s farm.
All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence
3:30pm, Screening Room
Pereda’s background in video installation is clearly revealed in this, his most formally radical work: a meticulously staged reading of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz´s classic poem “Primer sueño,” with celebrated Mexican actress and director Jesusa Rodríguez.
Thu, Oct 27, 7:30pm, Screening room
Perpetuum Mobile fully punctures the drifting rhythm of a mover’s casual pursuit of his career with a series of intense and almost satirically telenovela-esque domestic vignettes.
YBCA Screening Room
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-978-2787 or ybca.org
$8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members