Home Is A Memory

Tuesday, July 15th at 8pm
BeBe Theatre, 20 Commerce St., Asheville

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Home is a Memory: Films by Lisa Danker and Georg Koszulinski

Exploring the idea of home and immigration from personal perspectives, these two video essays about Florida and family touch the heart of what it means to be from somewhere.

Que Se Acuerdes De Mi /Please Remember Me  (2011, 19 min)
Dir. Lisa Danker
This personal documentary is about Javier Navarrete, arrested in Cuba as a political prisoner in 1962 and who remained in prison for 18 years, told by his granddaughter, the filmmaker. Javier’s letters from prison to his exiled family in Miami are read over contemplative, carefully composed images of present-day Miami. Interviews with family members explore the hardships of exile in Miami; recreations of old photographs raise questions about the impact of permanent uprooting and of Javier’s extended absence from the family.

Last Stop, Flamingo (2014, 55 min)
Dir. Georg Koszulinski
The third installment of Georg Koszulinski’s Florida trilogy, Last Stop, Flamingo explores early visions of Florida, from the early 20th-century Koreshan utopian community, founded by Cyrus Teed in the swamplands of Florida, to the world’s largest planned subdivision—Golden Gate Estates—which projected a population of over 400,000 residents. Imagined landscapes give way to mythological creatures, from the Florida Skunk Ape to the mermaids who perform daily at Weeki Wachi Springs. Exactly 500 years after Ponce de Leon’s European discovery of Florida, Last Stop, Flamingo reflects on the many ways in which Florida’s landscapes have been irreversibly shaped by human desires.  This documentary was awarded the Best Documentary Feature prize at the U.S. Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival.

 

 

 

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