La Cámara Oscura / Camera Obscura

Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 7:00pm

The Historic Thomas Center

ARGENTINA, 2008 (86 min)
Drama | Spanish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles | Rating: NR
Directors: Maria Victoria Menis
Film Introduction: Dr. Coco Fusco

At the end of the 19th century, Gertrudis, a shy, introspective “ugly duckling” in a colony of immigrant Argentinean Jews, grows into her role as a mother and wife of a charismatic Yidishe Gaucho—until she meets a nomadic photographer whose uncompromising vision allows her to see herself for the first time. This lyrical, inventive feature film from award-winning Argentinean director María Victoria Menis weaves together live action, animation and still photography in a unique tribute to the power of art and imagination.