Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7pm
Hugo Santiago's The Wolf of the West Coast

155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn

Introduced by Mariano Llinás

The Wolf of the West Coast, Hugo Santiago, 2002, digital projection, 132 mins

There’s an American who crosses the Atlantic; an American who seems to have come out of the 19th century: a ship's captain from Nantucket, or a Presbyterian shepherd from Nathaniel Hawthorne.

There’s a murder: A man dies in a garden, like a poem.

There’s the voice of an old woman, who tells the story, and who sounds like a lament, or like a litany, or like those prayers heard at noon from the mosques.

There is a woman who harasses a man, almost like dancing.

There is a girl who is also a song; there is a photo in which appears, as in an ideogram of the I Ching, the tragedy of a Nation and a Century.

There are the words of Hollywood, the accents of Hollywood, the way of talking from the old movies, Film Noir and Ross Macdonald. There they are, but wrapped in a maze of violins and mysteries from which they would hardly escape.

Hugo Santiago, one of the last filmmakers to think of films as objects of thought and beauty, gives us here his version of the Other Coast, complex and luxurious as a landscape.

- ML

Mariano Llinás is the director of La Flor, Historias Extraordinarias, and Balnearios.

Tickets - $8, available at door.

Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 6:30pm.