Artists' Television Access



Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

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In collaboration with international institutions, organizations and filmmakers, Artists’ Television Access presents Global Undergrounds, a film and video series that fosters awareness and appreciation of the issues and aesthetics of our global diversity.

As part of an ongoing cinematic and cultural exchange between ATA and the independent cinema La Enana Marron in Madrid, Spain and sponsored and co-presented by the General Consulate of Spain in San Francisco, ATA hosts two nights of Documentary film from Spain. David Reznak, filmmaker and founder of La Enana Marron will be here in person to present the series.

David Reznak
Spain. 16mm, 98 min, colour, 2006. V.O with enghish subtitles

Like the train that brings you from Madrid to Leganés (town where the film was shot), and shows you the back shop of factories and towns, that path that only the railroad takes; staying at the Mental Hospital becomes like watching society behind the scene.

Madness has a primitive power for revelation: revelation that what is dreamy is to be real, that illusion has no limits. All reality is reabsorbed by fantastic images.

This documentary has been filmed throughout a year to portrait punctual events of each season, follow the cycles of the younger patients, the improvement or even rehabilitation of the healthier, and irreversibility of the eldest.

Festivals and projections : – V Festival Internacional de Documentales de Barcelona. Docupolis
– XII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Barcelona. L’ Alternativa 05
Best Documentary award
– XV Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid
– XII Biennale du cinéma espagnol d’Annecy (Francia)
– Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Medellín
– XXXVI Festival de cine de Alcalá de Henares. Sección “Miradas para un nuevo milenio”
– XXIX Festival Cinéma du Réel. Section « hors les murs ». Paris
– III Lucca film festival
– Nominada a los premios Luís Buñuel de cinematografía 2006
– Sala de cine « La Enana Marrón »
– Filmoteca española. Cine Dore.
– Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectáculos. TAI. Madrid
– Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de Segovia
– Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis
– Filmotecas españolas: Included in a program title, “Looks for a new
millennium” of 15 spanish feature films produce between 2000 and 2006 that is
shown in Spanish cinemateques
– Filmoteca de Valencia
– Instituto Cervantes: Included in a program of five long Spanish documentaries
produced in the last two years, that is shown in the Cervantes Institutes through
out the world
– Instituto Cervantes de Paris
– Maison de la culture IBN Khaldoum / Instituto Cervantes de Túnez
– Instituto Cervantes de Praga
– Numero Projecta 07. Lisboa

Born in Madrid in 1969. Bachelor of Fine Arts from the film department of the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. In 1994 David Reznak founded the production company “Espejo Frio” from where he produces and directs six short films selected and honoured at international film festivals, and a long documentary.

In 1996 he co-founded in Madrid the independent cinema “El Fenakisticopio Itinerante”, where experimental films on 16mm where shown. From these projects came the collaborations with collectives of programmers and artists like “El Ojo Atomico” in 1997 and “La Zona de Accion Temporal” in 1998.

In 1999 he co-founded and directs the independent cinema “La Enana Marron”, where more than 1000 films from 36 different countries, always outside of commercial circuits, sometimes artisan, on 35 mm, 16 mm, super-8 or video, have been program.

Jury and programmer in various international film festivals, museums, cultural centers and foundations such as the International Film Festival of Barcelona, Laussane Underground Film Festival (Switzerland), festival de cine Asturiano, Kelibia International Film Festival (Tunisia), Annecy Biennial of Spanish Cinema (France), Projecta Lisboa 07, Festival of Contemporary Art “Situations” (Cuenca, Spain), Casa de América (Madrid), La Caixa Foundation (Barcelona), Centro Cultural Puertas de Castilla (Murcia), among others.

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