On Saturday November 9th, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA proudly hosts New York-based film artist Mark Street. Kicking off a 3-week psycho-geographic series, former neighbor Mr. Street introduces his neo-realist feature on a Montevideo DJ who invites on-air listeners to share their intimate thoughts, blurring public and private personae.
Mark workshopped with resident actors, processing the lingering effects of Uruguay’s military dictatorship, illegal abortion issues, and the emergence of a contemporary South American subjectivity. Cinéma vérité scenography parlays the ramshackle port city as a compelling counterpoint to callers’ voices, rendering a post-colonial identity within its architectural vestiges.
We open the show with free Yerba Maté tea and two of Mark’s shorts, Happy? and Trailer Trash. http://www.markstreetfilms.com/