Luis Ospina: A Rational Act of Faith

Saturday, January 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013


Additional Information

Los Angeles Filmforum and UCLA Film & Television Archive present “Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America.”

Colombian rabble-rouser Luis Ospina returns to his alma mater, UCLA, to screen a collection of his rarely seen early short films. His trademark style—already present in his early works— crosses boundaries between documentary and fiction, parody and melodrama, the archive and historical invention. We will screen his recently restored thesis film Acto de Fe (Act of Faith, 1972), a dark short film adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story “Erostratus” shot in Los Angeles, as well as Autoretrato (Dormido) (1971), El bombardeo de Washington (Air Strike on Washington, 1972), Oiga vea (co-directed with Carlos Mayolo, 1972), En busca de 'María' (co-directed with Jorge Nieto, 1985), VIDEO (B)ART(H)ES (Luis Ospina, 2003), among others. Digital, color & b/w, total running time: approx. 75 min.

In person: Luis Ospina, filmmaker.