Tuesday lecture series! Film Series : No Borders: Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Sand Dollars

Dólares de Arena

2014, Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán, Dominican Republic, 84 min. With Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica.

Show Times

  • Sat, Nov 19th 5:15pm
  • Tue, Nov 22nd 6:00pm

"An artful and slyly political example of contemporary art cinema informed by the ethos of the New Wave." — Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

A young Dominican woman (Mojica) blithely sells her favors to the foreign tourists and expatriates at a beach resort, but things become more complicated with the elderly Frenchwoman (Chaplin) who has fallen in love with her. Many of the films in NO BORDERS inevitably touch or focus on encounters: between different classes, genders, races, sexualities, nationalities, and so on. Sand Dollars is premised on a monetized version of encounter—tourism (and perhaps “sex tourism,” depending on one’s perspective)—that defines Caribbean economies. To better understand Cárdenas and Guzmán’s politics of intimacy, we will compare their film with Third Cinema’s conception of tourism in Mikhail Kalatozov’s I AM CUBA (1964) as well as related examples. In Spanish, French, and English with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (Daniel R. Quiles)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Lecture by Daniel R. Quiles, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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