La Trinchera Luminosa del Presidente Gonzalo


Dir. Jim Finn (2007).
That’s “The Shining Trench of President Gonzalo,” an uncanny artifact that purports to be a late-’80s agit-prop celebrating the revolutionary women in Peru’s maximum-security Canto Grande prison. Seemingly filmed in the courtyard of a New Mexico motel, this is Jim Finn’s most intractable work—historically rigorous yet blatantly fabricated, politically correct, profoundly absurd and infectiously set to “the inexhaustible beat of revolution.”

Thu., July 29, 3 p.m., 2010