Arraianos and Birds
With Eloy Enciso in person
Hosted by Maria and Raphael Gonzalez.
Co-presented and supported by Pragda. Additional support provided by Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture.
Spain. Dir. Eloy Enciso. 2012, 70 mins. DCP. Somewhere between documentary and fable, Arraianos is an unconventional portrait of an old village on the Galicia-Portugal border, where the inhabitants live and work in a quiet routine. Alternating with real moments of daily village life—with scenes of farming, drinking in the local bar, and singing traditional songs—are dramatizations from a foreboding play by the Galician writer Jenaro Marinhas del Valle, and swirling rumors that a new, unwelcome world may be pressing its way through the immense surrounding forest…
Portugal. Dir. Gabriel Abrantes. 2012, 17 mins. DCP. Three Haitian girls make their way through the vegetation and colonial ruins of Jakmel, arriving at the town square to find a local production of Aristophanes’s Birds.
This screening is part of CINEART Spain: A Spanish Cinema Tour of NYC, a year-long traveling series. It showcases one award-winning Spanish film presented in hallmark movie theaters in NYC’s most dynamic boroughs. For more info www.pragda.com
Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pass, allowing the holder admission to the Museum and all First Look screenings for the run of the series, is available for $40. Order online or call 718 777 6800.