A Lecture with Filmmaker Benjamín Naishtat


Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:00pm


Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Benjamín Naishtat is an Argentinian filmmaker. His works includes experimental and fictional works, such as the shorts "El Juego" (2010) and "Historia del Mal" (2011) and the features "Historia del Miedo" (2014) and "El Movimiento" (2015). His third feature film, "Rojo," will have its release in early 2018.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Admission: Free: No Tickets Required

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In this lecture, Naishtat will share insight into his new fictional-experimental feature film project adapted from "The Seven Madmen," a 1929 Argentine novel by Roberto Arlt, in combination with a Jules Verne novel and a violin concerto by the contemporary Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera. The main goal of the research process for this film, and of the film itself, is to establish connections between the spiritual mood of the late 1920s that resulted in the rise of fascism in large parts of the western world and the current ongoing streams of borderline politics and religious frenzy.