Sunday, October 26
RADIO URUGUAY: Mark Street’s Hasta Nunca.
Filmmaker Mark Street (Brooklyn) in person!
EV is thrilled to present the work of longtime compatriot, Mark Street, an always adventurous and insightful filmmaker with a practice that spans from experimental film to re-invented documentary and narrative forms. Street’s experimental narrative, Hasta Nunca follows Mario Ligetti, a middle aged hipster DJ who produces an underground radio show in Montevideo, Uruguay. On his show “Secrets and Stories”, he invites listeners to share their intimate thoughts with him and a live radio audience. The film is the product of a close collaboration between Street and an Uruguayan cast and crew, and lead actor Rufo Martínez, a real life DJ and television personality. Shot in cinéma vérité style, Hasta Nunca takes a deeper look at one of Latin America’s under represented countries, carefully touching upon local themes like the lingering effects of the dictatorship and the illegality of abortion. The film interweaves documentary and fiction, scripted narrative and improvisation, and is as much a portrait of Montevideo as it is the story of one of its chroniclers.