Nicolás Pereda Lecture

Nicolás Pereda discusses The Private Property Trilogy: A Survey of the Life and Films of C.B.

Wed, Sep 08, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

BAMPFA / 2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA

Nicolás Pereda

The Private Property Trilogy: A Survey of the Life and Films of C.B.
Nicolás Pereda
Mexico, United States, 2018
In Conversation

Nicolás Pereda, whose films draw on both documentary and fiction techniques, thinks of cinema “not as a way of shaping reality, but of intervening and radically modifying it.” His recent work, combining a live performance with a film screening, is a fascinating exploration of creativity. The Private Property Trilogy, Pereda wrote, “surveys the life and work of C.B., a multifaceted artist, political activist, amateur archeologist, self-proclaimed anarchist, and creator of a mining museum in the northern Mexican desert. Stories of land rights and artistic endeavors become inextricably linked as I uncover the missing fragments of C.B.’s personal history.” This event features a discussion between Nicolás Pereda and Film & Media professor, Natalia Brizuela.

Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. He often collaborates with the theater collective Lagartijas tiradas al sol and actress Teresita Sánchez. His work has been the subject of more than 30 retrospectives worldwide in venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Jeonju International Film Festival and TIFF Cinematheque. He has also presented his films in most major international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto, as well as in galleries and museums like the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York. In 2010 he was awarded the Premio Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival.

Natalia Brizuela is the Class of 1930 Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies and a professor in the Departments of Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese at UC Berkeley.

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