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100 Ways to Cross the Border and Borderhole
December 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
This series of films will be presented by Amber Bemak, a filmmaker, artist, and educator whose work is based in experimental and documentary film.100 Ways to Cross the Border
Directed by Amber Bemak (2021)
A daring, self-reflexive performative documentary on the extraordinary Mexican/Chicanx performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s 40-year career of radical artistic practice alongside his international troupe La Pocha Nostra. At a time when mainstream media is filled with demonizing stories about the US-Mexico border, the film presents the philosophical frameworks of an artist with a sustained dedication to highly impactful, innovative artistic interventions on the border, and presents a unique portrait of his beloved troupe La Pocha Nostra on the road for three years.
Directed by Nadia Granados, Amber Bemak (2017)
On a mythical border area between Colombia and the United States, this film investigates the relationships between North and South America using tropes of imperialism, globalization through pop music, and the choreography of women’s bodies in relation to sociopolitical and ecosystems.
$10, not included with museum admission
About The Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series:
Tony Buba, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker from, Braddock, Pennsylvania, has programmed the inaugural 2023 Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series. Buba, best known for documentaries about Pennsylvania, has curated a lineup of films that explore topics relevant to the region, such as labor, inequity, and identity.
This year’s selection will introduce 17 films and 24 directors to a new generation of filmgoers in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, with special screenings in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Court.