Viernes –  Friday, April 4, 2014 – 4:00-6:00 pm

(Venezuela, 2011)
Director: Diego Risquez (N/R – 100 min.)

This film tells the story of classically trained Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón (1889-1954) who lived on the Caribbean coast with his wife and muse Juanita between 1924-1954. There he constructed a primitive magical realm at his home. El Castillete (the Little Castle) where he was alternately engaged in games, ceremonies and delusion the ludic, sensitive and painful universe he inhabited. His painting became impressionistic he tried to capture blinding white tropical light. He won Venezuela’s National Prize for Painting the year before his depression and eccentricities resulted in confinement in a mental hospital where he died.

*** Sponsored by the Consulate of the República Bolivariana de Venezuela.