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Screening of LANDFALL and discussion with filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo

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Watch LANDFALL, a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance in Puerto Rico, and join a discussion with the filmmaker

Film Streaming: April 26th (9AM) – April 28rd (7PM)
Discussion: April 28th | 7-9PM
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The Department of Film and Media studies welcomes you to a discussion of the film LANDFALL with the filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo. The film will be available to watch after Monday, April 26 at 9:00 am. Please RSVP using the Register button. Both the screening link and Zoom link will be sent to you on Monday morning, April 26th.

If you have any questions, contact Michael Gitlin at mgitlin@mindspring.com.

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Quentin Chiappetta: Music & Moving Images

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Thurs. Apr. 29th | 7-9PM | RSVP

Quentin is an award-winning, classically trained composer and sound designer with years of experience scoring for every type of media, from television and film, to theater and VR. He has scored dozens of feature films and documentaries, many screening in Sundance, Cannes and Berlin. Quentin is a sought-after collaborator for ground-breaking video installations, including Christian Marclay’s The Clock, winning the 2012 Venice Biennale. Quentin will share his creative process, using his work as examples.

Quentin will be building the sound on Shanti Thakur’s two scenes. The poetic documentary feature Terrible Children explores the universal question—must we betray our family to grow up?—triggered by a letter that isn’t opened for decades. The filmmaker pieces together her Indian father’s compelling story of trauma and renewal—from leaving family violence, Muslim-Hindu bloodshed during Partition, boyhood in a right-wing paramilitary group, to banishment for marrying a Danish woman. Told through personal narrative, reimagined history, and chronicles of racial nationalism, the film reveals the rich and complex interior lives of boys fighting to become men. 

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