An Evening with Filmmaker Mark Street
On Tuesday, March 12th at 8pm..
Filmmaker Mark Street
will be screening his documentary
Gallery opens at 7:30pm
Film starts at 8pm!
‘Hasta Nunca’ follows Mario Ligetti, a middle-aged DJ in Montevideo, Uruguay whose call-in radio show exposes the city’s “Secrets and Stories”. As Mario’s life becomes more entangled with that of his callers and listeners, his public and private personas are blurred and the intimate nuances of a city and its residents are revealed.
The film is the product of a close collaboration between North American filmmaker Mark Street and an Uruguayan cast and crew, led by producer Uzi Sabah and lead actor Rufo Martínez, a real life DJ and television personality. Shot in cinéma vérité style, ‘Hasta Nunca’ takes a deeper look at one of Latin America’s under represented countries, carefully touching upon local themes like the lingering effects of the dictatorship and the illegality of abortion. The film interweaves documentary and fiction, scripted narrative and improvisation, and is as much a portrait of Montevideo as it is the story of one of its chroniclers.
~Mark Street graduated from Bard College (B.A, 1986) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 1992). He has shown work in the New York Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe series (1991, 1994), at Anthology Film Archives (1993, 2006, 2009), Millen- nium (1990,1996), and the San Francisco Cinematheque (1986, 1992, 2009). His work has appeared at the Tribeca (5 times), Sundance, Rotterdam, New York, London, San Francisco, New York Underground, Sarajevo, Viennale, Ourense (Spain), Mill Valley, South by Southwest, and other film festivals.
His projects has been supported by a number of grants from foundations, including the JeromeFoundation, the Film Arts Founda- tion, New York State Council on the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council and the NY Experimental TV Center. In 2006 he was asked to participate in the Hallwalls Artists Residency Program in Buffalo, NY.
He has curated and judged several film and art exhibitions including Ventana al Sur: An Evening of Argentine Experimental Film (with Lynne Sachs) at Anthology Film Archives and Pacific Film Archive in 2009 as well as Video Landscapes (2005) and Real Abstractions (2007) both at Fordham University’s Center Art Gallery.
Two of his personal essays “Film is Dead: Long Live Film” and “Festival of Flight” appeared in Film Arts Magazine in 2008. An essay about film funding “Who’s Asking?” appeared Millennium Film Journal # 51 entitled Experi- mental Documentary. Cinema Argentina – An Argentine excursion: film frames and talk therapy (with Lynne Sachs and Pablo Marin) appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Gonzo Circus.
He has led community workshops a variety of venues (Echo Park Film Center in LA, Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, Fondacion d’Arte Contemporaneo in Montevi- deo Uruguay)on a variety of topics, includ- ing “The Devil is in the Details: Urban Street Videography.”
He is Associate Professor of Film in the Visual Art Department at Fordham University - Lincoln Center where he teaches film/video produc- tion and other courses that engage contempo- rary artistic practice.