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On the poverty of lived experience –…

On the poverty of lived experience – Film screening with Serge Garcia

19.10.2022
19:00–21:00
Lab 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam

On the poverty of lived experience
Film screening
Serge Garcia – Grand Central Hotel & Cycle One (2021)

The last intervention in the series On the poverty of lived experience sheds light on the experimental practice of filmmaker Serge Garcia, hosting the first screening of his short films Grand Central Hotel (2021) and Cycle One (2021) in the Netherlands. The screening will be accompanied by an introduction and a Q&A with the filmmaker.

"Terre rummaging off-screen", Serge Garcia, Grand Central Hotel, 2021.

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL
USA / 2021 / Color / 16mm / 24'

Synopsis:

Grand Central Hotel is a ruminative portrait about the multimedia producer, writer, and audio remixer Terre Thaemlitz (a/k/a DJ Sprinkles). The film follows Terre as she arrives at a nondescript hotel for a night and maps for viewers her conflict with gender and identity constructs, her frustration as an aging trans person, and a brazen twist that becomes a radical gesture and astute political statement. The film reveals a rare shrewdness and a solitary struggle for autonomy and its precarious shifts.

Cast & Credits:

Directed by: Serge Garcia
Original Version: English
Script: Serge Garcia & Terre Thaemlitz
Cinematography: Serge Garcia
Editing: Serge Garcia
Music: Terre Thaemlitz, Will Long
Sound: Serge Garcia
Production: Trouble Pictures
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 1,85:1

"Chica de la calle", Cycle One, Serge Garcia, 2021.

CYCLE ONE

USA / 2021 / Color / 35mm / 9’

Synopsis:

A drifter wanders the streets as a current of queries invites the viewer to consider daily existence. Adapted from The Interrogative Mood, a 2009 novel by Padgett Powell, Cycle One measures the gap between our moral compass, social consciousness, libido, and existential dread.

Cast & Credits:
Directed by: Serge Garcia
Original Version: English
Subtitles: English
Script: Serge Garcia
Cinematography: Simon Köcher
Editing: Serge Garcia
Music: Marc Merza
Sound: Serge Garcia
Starring: Rufus Backman Ossandon
Production: Trouble Pictures
Country of Production: USA
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 1,85:1

Please note: this screening takes place at Arie Biemondstraat 111 (Lab111) in Amsterdam.
Admission fee: 5 euros. There is no need to RSVP, everyone is welcome.

About the artist

Serge Garcia is a filmmaker with a penchant for aimlessly wandering. Often engaging with non-traditional forms of narrative, his works deal with social, political, and cultural contexts of our historical present. In 2017 Garcia founded Trouble Pictures, the studio for his independent productions that veer towards experimental and hybrid filmmaking. Serge has developed a body of work through music videos, documentaries and narrative fiction that screened internationally at film festivals. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Berlin.