Andrés Di Tella | The Form that Thinks: The Essay-Film from Inside

Apr 27, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
216 Burr Hall (open to the public)



Event Description

Andrés Di Tella argues that the essay-film is a hybrid, stemming from the complex heritage of experimental cinema, documentary, and the literary essay. The essay-film is the result of personal exploration, through which we learn to think with images and sounds. The talk will include the screening of work-in progress.


Andrés Di Tella is a filmmaker, writer and curator based in Buenos Aires. His films include Television and I, Photographs, 327 Notebooks and Private Fiction. He has also published two books of his writings: Hachazos and Cuadernos. As curator, he was the founder of the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) and Artistic Director of the Princeton Documentary Festival. He has been a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Premio Konex de Platino for Best Documentary Filmmaker of the Decade 2011-2020. Currently, he is a Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at Harvard University.

DISCUSSANT: Javier Guerrero, Spanish and Portuguese, Princeton University

This talk will be held in English, and is free and open to the public.

Program in Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese