The arrival of “dystopia” and science fiction to the first Film Forum organized by Puerto del Rosario Culture
- The event, in which science fiction films will be shown, will take place from March 27 to 31, at 5:00 pm, at the Casa de la Cultura in the capital.
- Each show will be followed by a discussion – a panel where attendees can share their impressions, opinions and reflections on what is on the screen.
In Puerto del Rosario, March 20, 2023. – The Department of Culture of the City Council of Puerto del Rosario, directed by Juan Manuel Verdugo, programmed at the end of March the first sci-fi film series, entitled “The Dystopian Future”, which arrives in the municipality of Puerto. Dale Rosary.
This free film series initiative will take place from March 27 to 31, at 5:00 pm every day, at the Casa de la Cultura in the capital, where five film sessions will take place, as well as a discussion – a seminar at the end of each, so that the audience also participates , and thus the character of Cinefórum is saved in this way.
The mayor of Puerto del Rosario, Juan Jimenez, and the councilor for culture, Juan Manuel Verdugo, called on the public to “Attend this first edition of sci-fi cinema that we bring to Puerto del Rosario, under the direction of Javier Tendero, Professor of Film and Television, where you will not only be able to enjoy each work of cinema, but also analyze and reflect on it in a relaxed and participatory environment like the so-called Film Forum, where It will allow the creation of a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, initiatives and opinions that, in addition, serves as a connection between people who have similar concerns about the future of“.
The course will feature five iconic science fiction films dealing with different visions of a dystopian future. Each session will be followed by a discussion in which the attendees can share their impressions, opinions and reflections on what is shown on the screen.
The first movie to be released will be Blade Runner on March 27, Ridley Scott’s masterpiece that has become a dystopian sci-fi benchmark. Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, the film raises fundamental questions about humans and technology, in a future where robots are nearly indistinguishable from humans, exploring technological development and dehumanization, and questioning human nature and ethics in the creation of artificial life.
On March 28, the second film session will be shown with the movie Forget Me, directed by Michel Gondry, and tells the story of Joel and Clementine, two people who decide to erase the memory of their relationship from their memory. This film, in addition to exploring the possibilities of technology to alter memory, raises questions about love, identity, and how the loss of memories can alter our view of the world and people.
On March 29, he will star in “The Invasion Of Ultra-Corpses,” a Philip Kaufman film in which San Francisco residents are replaced by alien clones while they sleep. The film reflects the loss of individuality and community conformity, questioning the essence of humanity and how societies can change drastically in a short period of time.
On March 30, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker series, in which a post-apocalyptic scenario is presented by three men’s journey to ‘The Zone’, a place where you say wishes come true. The film explores the relationship between humans and nature in an inhospitable world, and how the relationship with the environment can affect the existence of humanity.
Finally, on March 31, the curtain of the movie cycle will come down with “12 Monkeys” by Terry Gilliam, a film that presents a world where a pandemic has wiped out a large part of humanity. In it, topics such as madness, freedom, and responsibility will be discussed, and how humanity might react to a pandemic scenario that is so strangely close in these post-COVID-19 times.
Thus, the Department of Culture of Puerto del Rosario, directed by Juan Manuel Verdugo, demonstrates once again its commitment to spreading culture, opening up a new space for discussion and reflection before the public, which undoubtedly contributes to the creation of a more significant community. and committed to its environment.
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