Film Series

September 27, 2004 - 6:00 pm

Monday, September 27, 2004
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Germany, 1972) d. Werner Herzog
(100 min., color, adventure/drama) Director: Werner Herzog. Cast: Klaus Kinski, Daniel Ades, Peter Berling, Alejandro Chavez, Daniel Farfán, Justo González.
The story of Aguirre and his doomed expedition into the Peruvian rainforest in search of the fabled city of El Dorado. In German with English subtitles.
Time: 7:00 PM
Room: C-203 (Concourse Level)

Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Cabeza de Vaca (Mexico, 1991) d. Nicolás Echevarría
(108 min., color, action/adventure) Director: Nicolás Echevarría. Cast: Juan Diego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Roberto Sosa, Carlos Castañón, Gerardo Villarreal, Roberto Cobo.
In 1528, a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida with 600 lived lost. This film has several international awards. Spanish and Latin with English subtitles.
Time: 7:00 PM
Room: C-203 (Concourse Level)

Friday, October 1, 2004
Jericó (Venezuela, 1990) d. Luis Alberto Lamata
(95 min., color, adventure/drama) Director: Luis Alberto Lamata. Cast: Wilfredo Cisneros, Cosme Cortázar, Doris Díaz, Amílcar Marcano, Alexander Milie, Reggie Nalder, Luis Pardi, Francis Rueda, Yajaira Salazar.
In the early 16th century a priest joins the Spanish conquistadors in order to bring Christianity to the indigenous populations.
Time: 7:00 PM
Room: 9204 (Ninth Floor)

Friday, October, 15 and Saturday, October, 16 2004
Alexander von Humboldt: Natural Traveler (BBC/Time Life 2000) d. Peter Nicholson
(52 min., color, documentary/drama) Director: Peter Nicholson
A documentary/drama about the life and travels of Alexander von Humboldt. “Known as the “father of geography,” the Prussian Humboldt’s name has been bestowed on a Pacific current, a lunar crater, and thousands of geographic sites around the globe. Humboldt also tried to find a waterway to link two of South America’s most dangerous rivers to Orinoco and the Amazon. En route, he encountered electric eels, swarms of virulent insects, crocodiles and natives who used curare-tipped blow guns.” In English.
Time: 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Friday, October 15
and 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16
Room: Martin Segal Theatre (Street Level)

Monday, October 18, 2004
Río Negro (Venezuela, 1990) d. Atahualpa Lichy
(116 min., color, adventure) Director: Atahualpa Lichy. Cast: Daniel Alvaro, Ángela Molina, Frank Ramírez, Javier Zapata, Fanny Bastien, Giles Bickford.
“A tale of power and corruption set in the Amazonian jungles of the Río Negro. First, a new governor and his ambitious wife successfully confront the brutal local chief, but the era they usher in is one of gambling, prostitution, and economic exploitation.”
Time: 7:00 PM
Room: 9204 (Ninth Floor)

RESCHEDULED from October 15:
Aire Libre (Venezuela, 1996) d. Luis Armando Roche
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
(96 min., color, feature) Director: Luis Armando Roche Cast: Roy Dupuis, Christian Vadim, Carlos Cruz, Wolfgang Preiss, Dora Mazzone, Dimas González, Orlando Urdaneta.
A drama based on the relationship between Alexander von Humboldt and his traveling companion and fellow scientist, Aimé Bonpland. Spanish with English subtitles.
Time: 6:00 PM
Room: Room 9206

RESCHEDULED from October 16:
Orinoko, Nuevo Mundo (Venezuela, 1984) d. Diego Risquez
Thursday, November 4, 2004
(100 min., color, feature) Director: Diego Risquez
“With layers of hallucinations and no dialogue, this film narrates the Spanish and English explorations of the Orinoco River and the quest for El Dorado, first by Columbus, and subsequently by Alexander von Humboldt.”
Time: 6:00 PM
Room: C205

Film series curated by Professor Jerry Carlson, The City College and The Graduate Center, and is part of the “Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos” Conference.

All films are free of charge; no reservations required, however space is limited and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

All films will take place at the Graduate Center:
465 Fifth Avenue (Between 34th and 35th Streets)
New York, NY