June 3 – Film Screening: Terry Gilliam’s Lost in La Mancha

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Film Screening: Terry Gilliam’s Lost in La Mancha

Terry Gilliam’s Lost in La Mancha (2002) documents the director’s failed attempt to bring his adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote to the screen. Originally intended as a making-of, Gilliam turned the footage into an independent documentary after a slew of disasters, from freakish storms to actor injuries, drove the project to ruin. While Gilliam attempts to transfer the themes of Don Quixote to the screen, he himself becomes a quixotic figure, his story a tragi-comical and meta-reflection on the making of art with parallels to the novel itself. This screening has been organized in connection with the course “Don Quixote: Into the World of the Book,” which will be offered at Word Up by the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research between June 24th and July 29th on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. If you’re interested in the course, contact info@wordupbooks.com.

Film Screening: Terry Gilliam’s Lost in La Mancha
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
7-9PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

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