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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Directed by: Fernando Birri

1988 | Argentina | 90 minutes


Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7pm

Due to technical difficulties this screening is unfortunately cancelled. Please check our upcoming listings for more films.

From the beautiful short story of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, we follow a very old man with enormous wings who shows up in a small town without a word. Is the sickly stranger an angel? Father of the New Latin American Cinema Fernando Birri brings this beloved tale to life.

This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas, on view at UCR ARTSblock from September 16, 2017 through February 4, 2018. The film program is curated by Sherryl Vint, Director of the Speculative Fiction and Cultures of Science program at UCR, with support from Nikolay Maslov, Curator of Film and Media Projects at UCR ARTSblock.


Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.


Major support for Mundos Alternos is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

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