FEBRUARY 16, 2022 | 7pm - FEBRUARY 20, 2022 | MIDNIGHT
ABOUT THE SHOW
FILM at LACMA presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases, special guest-curated programs, and conversations with artists and special guests.
I Am… Film Series
This winter, LACMA presents a series of films by award-winning and emerging Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers who approach their subjects through the eye of the “other” with curiosity, empathy, and respect. The series will explore overlapping themes prevalent in both the U.S. and Latin America, bringing together Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers to find a point of convergence. Each screening will be followed by a curated conversation with the filmmaker, creating a dialogue that offers overlapping yet unique cultural perspectives about the topics of the films. Curated by Vanessa Perez, the series aims to celebrate cultural diversity and emerging filmmakers, while showing we are all interconnected.
Join FILM at LACMA for a special screening of Elena, followed by a post-screening conversation with director Michèle Stephenson.
Because of their Haitian ancestry, Elena and her family were stripped of their Dominican citizenship. Now stateless, she must navigate an opaque bureaucracy to regain her citizenship in a racist, hostile society intent on deporting her.
RSVPs will close two hours prior to showtime. Viewing instructions will be sent to the provided email just prior to the scheduled start time. The film will be available until midnight, Sunday, February 20.