MTY-BOG Relays: Exchanges between Colombia and Mexico
Jorge Lorenzo is a filmmaker and university professor hailing from Monterrey, an industrial city with a vibrant art scene in northeastern Mexico. Jorge obtained a Fullbright scholarship to pursue a MFA degree in Experimental Film and Video at the San Francisco Art Institute in California and assumed a faculty position at ITESM upon his return. His work has been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), the Images Festival in Toronto, and the Experiments in Cinema festival in Albuquerque, among others. Jorge comes to Cincinnati by way of Toronto where he recently undertook an Artist Residency at LIFT, one of Canada’s premier organizations fostering excellence in moving image arts. In his program for The Mini Microcinema, Jorge bridges two cities that he intimately knows and have played an integral part of his development as a filmmaker. He explains:
“I have traveled to and fro between Monterrey (Mexico) and Bogotá (Colombia) from 2007 to 2015 more or less. This was a priceless opportunity that broaden my experience of life in Latin America in many ways and has sadly come to a sudden halt recently. Throughout my various visits and returns I have gathered interesting experimental materials from friends and acquaintances in both countries. Historically and conceptually speaking some films are more relevant than others; not all of them are in the best of shapes; but they are all certainly interesting evidence of other approaches to the act of filmmaking. Moreover, the people featured in this program have definitely had a strong impact in me as a filmmaker and as an individual; it is a way of closing such a compelling chapter in my own personal life.”
Jorge Lorenzo in attendance.
TRT: 90 min