Public Art + Activism in Chile, 1973- 2023

On the 50th Anniversary of the September 11, 1973 military coup in Chile that ushered in 17 years of dictatorship and continuing struggles to address its aftermath, Chilean American visual artist and writer Francisco Letelier offers insight into the use of culture as a tool for building solidarity and advancing justice and democracy. In the half century since the coup, Chilean exiles have created a new home in the US; through solidarity and exchange, efforts for justice in Chile have joined efforts to advance social justice and memory in the United States. 


MAC Cinematheque presents: The Grab

Gabriela Cowperthwaite ’93 will screen and discuss her latest feature documentary The Grab, which continues her tradition of changemaking media demonstrated by Blackfish (2013). In The Grab, Cowperthwaite follows journalist Nathan Halverson and his team at the Center for Investigative Reporting as they lay bare the mechanisms through which wealthy corporations and government forces are grabbing up land and water rights globally.

MAC Cinematheque presents: Manscaping

Prof. Broderick Fox will screen and discuss the cultural implications of his feature documentary, fresh off a global festival tour including BFI Flare London and LA's own Outfest. The film won Best Documentary at Reel Q Pittsburgh, and Edge Media Network writes "In the process of combing through the insights his three subjects offer around grooming, body hair, gender identity, and gender presentation, Fox’s film uncovers some poignant—and even startling—revelations about social roles, common spaces, and the breadth and depth of masculinity."  Prof.

MAC Cinematheque presents: After We Leave

Prof. Aleem Hossain will screen and discuss his sci-fi dramatic feature set in a near-future Los Angeles. The film garnered the Best Film Award at Sci-Fi London, and Film Threat calls it “A shining example of indie filmmaking at its finest.” Hossain will be joined by cinematographer Julie Kirkwood, lead actor Brian Silverman, VFX supervisor Blaise Hossain, and composer Chanda Dancy in a post-screening Q&A moderated by Prof. Jonathan Wysocki. Note the film is rated R for violence and language.