Memory of a Time Twice Lived

35:00 minutes
English and Spanish

Memory of a Time Twice Lived extends from Chris Marker’s La Jetée by way of the accordion and the Mexican wrestler El Santo. The film imparts a Latin American and Postcolonial twist on the French Avant-garde building a field of relations which tie together 20th century mythic heroes, the taxidermy collection of the Wagner Free Institute of Science (Philadelphia), El Santo, and the accordion as a nomadic instrument. Shot on location in Philadelphia, Mexico City, and Hidalgo, Mexico, this work is a journey through musical tempo, cinematic time, and the excavation of an image.

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