Friday, September 27, 2013

The Absent Stone (2013)

WHO: Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner co-directed this.

WHAT: A documentary about a giant stone carving, moved from a town on the outskirts of Mexico City to a museum in the city center in 1964. Ever since, residents of the town have felt the stone's absence has caused droughts, etc. This is from the film's website; I have not found any reviews in the English language.

WHERE/WHEN: Tonight only at the DeYoung Museum's Koret Auditorium at 6:30.

WHY: In addition to an opportunity to check out a rarely-utilized screening space, whose extreme rake makes it one of the best in the city in terms of sight lines, this is the last screening of the CINE+MAS Latino Film Festival. More film festivals are running this weekend; the Iranian Film Festival includes a film with an Abbas Kiarostami screenplay, as well as fests in Oakland and Sonoma County. Best of all, tonight's screening is free.

HOW: I believe the Koret is only equipped to project digitally.

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