Don't miss a night of film, music, and lecture as the PostClassical Ensemble launches their musically remastered DVD of the classic Mexican Film Redes!
The 60 minute film Redes (1935) is an iconic product of the Mexican Revolution. Shot by master photographer Paul Strand, with a galvanizing score by Silvestre Revueltas and direction by Fred Zinnemann, it is a peak achievement in the history of music and the moving image. Until recently, Redes was not available in an acceptable format. A new Naxos DVD, produced by PostClassical Ensemble, mates a pristine print (created by Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation) with a freshly-recorded soundtrack. The result is revelatory.
The evening's program will begin with another Revueltas score - Ocho x radio - performed live by PCE and Angel Gil-Ordóñez and will continue with an exploration of the impact of the new print and soundtrack with reference to three key sequences from the film. Finally, Roberto Kolb (Mexico's leading Revueltas authority), Lorenzo Candelaria, and Paul Strand scholar Terri Weissman will explore Revueltas and Redes in the context of the Mexican Revolution, Revueltas in America, and cinematography as art.
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington DC 20009
Friday May 13, 6:45 pm