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THE ACTOR IN HIS LABYRINTH / Film Screening & Filmmaker, Seth Fein Q&A.Free
THE ACTOR IN HIS LABYRINTH / Film Screening & Filmmaker, Seth Fein Q&A.
Presented by Terraza 7 Outdoor Screening Series.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 6:30 pm.
Original version multilingual / Subtitled in English
About Seven Local Film Series:
SEEING SOCIAL GLOBALIZATION IN QUEENS / A series of documentaries by SETH FEIN.
Three different programs, October 23, 24, and 30 @6:30 pm.
This series screens three recent documentaries by Seth Fein that differently contemplate immigration in Queens. Each also connects to this series’ home – Terraza 7 – which, Fein notes, “is an audiotopia that exemplifies the immigrant-driven cosmopolitanism that has sustained the arts across Covid Time in the part of Queens my films document – and where I live – an area fundamental to NYC’s global identity and actuality.”
• THE ACTOR IN HIS LABYRINTH (Oct. 23) is a portrait of Sebastían Ospina’s professional and personal journey –– his decades-long struggle “to be meaningful” –– between Colombia and the United States, as refracted in his own portrayal of Simón Bolívar in Queens today.
• BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS (Oct. 24), contemplates in split-screen the present and past of imperialism and immigration that orbit the largest rendering of the world in the world –– Unisphere –– to essay the contemporary contest between corporate and social globalization in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and across Queens between the age of Robert Moses and that of AOC.
• SMALL KITCHENS (Oct. 30) is an observational tone poem about food and labor between two restaurants and cuisines in one neighborhood under the 7 train. Shot in 2019 in Elmhurst-Jackson Heights, it screens with the premiere of its 2021 EPILOGUE about the same places today, featuring music performed at Terraza by Abare (Ari Hoenig. Chico Pinheiro and Eduardo Belo).
A short work-in-progress sample of OLMSTED & MOSES, AL & ME, Fein’s new video essay about the intersection of personal and public histories across NYC –– also screens at each event.