Masterclass with Michael Chanan

Imperfect Cinema: Then and Now

In Julio García Espinosa’s For an Imperfect Cinema, one of the key manifestos of the New Latin American Cinema, which dates from 1969, he wondered how the impending development of video would change film culture by allowing filmmaking to become the province of the many rather than the few. To commemorate his death earlier this year, Michael Chanan considers how far his predictions have been realised in the age of video activism and YouTube.

Michael Chanan is professor of Film & Video at Roehampton University, London. Documentary filmmaker since 1971, erstwhile music critic and author, editor and translator of books and articles on film and media, on subjects including early cinema and Cuban cinema, the social history of music, and the history of recording.

OCT 27 / 6.30 pm, São Jorge – Montepio Cinema
The masterclass will be held in English, with no translation
Open to the public, within the availability of seats

By the way
Further information about the For an Impossible Cinema: Documentary and Avant-Garde in Cuba Retrospective