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Persistence of the Past: A Discussion on the Film "499" with Director Rodrigo Reyes and School of the Arts Professor Richard Peña

October 8, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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On the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas, it is clear/evident/etc that the legacy of colonialism in Latin America and its present-day implications in the region have had a long-lasting impact on its people and culture. In his film 499, weaving together a documentary and narrative film to illustrate the continuation of the Conquest into today, Rodrigo Reyes explores this legacy in modern Mexico through a mix of real-life experiences and the fictional perspective/ viewpoint of a Conquistador returning to the present-day realities that colonialism has left. 

Join the Cine Club, with the Center for Mexican and Central American Studies, Director Rodrigo Reyes (499), and Columbia Film Professor and Former Director of the Lincoln Center Film Society, Richard Peña, for a discussion about the historical and present-day significance of the film 499 and the role it plays in Latin American arts, history, and culture. 499 has received support from the Sundance Institute,Tribeca Film Institute,and the Mexican Film Institute.

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