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Image capture of Tovar, via El Cine Super 8 en México 1970-1989

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

David Celestinos

Languages:

Spanish

Format:

Super8

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Awards/Recognition:

Part of the book El cine súper 8 en México 1970-1989 [Super 8 Film in Mexico 1970-1989]

Contestant of the Second National Independent Film contest, 1971.

Description:

"Un documental sobre las acciones plásticas de Raúl Tovar, pintor pop integrante del Salón Independiente, egresado –igual que Celestinos– de la ENAP. En él aparecen jóvenes con los cuerpos pintados de negro y las bocas rojas en algo parecido a un happening, la elaboración de un mural colectivo con frases icónicas de la época ("la imaginación al poder", "Peace", "Love", citas de Lao-Tse, etcétera). En la película predominaba un ambiente psicodélico que no llegaba más allá de la obra del pintor y del contexto juvenil en el que se producía" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

"A documentary about the plastic art actions of Raúl Tovar, a pop painter member of the Independent Hall, alumni –same as Celestinos– of the ENAP. In it, young people appear with their bodies painted in black and their mouths painted in red in some sort of happening, there is also the making of a collective mural with iconic phrases of the time ("all power to the imagination", "Peace", "Love", quotes by Lao-Tse, etcetera). A psychedelic ambiance prevailed, not going beyond the work of the painter and the youthful context produced at the time" (Vázquez Mantecón, 2012).

Resources:

Vázquez Mantecón, Álvaro. El Cine Super 8 en México 1970-1989 . Filmoteca UNAM, 2012. Find this book in Filmoteca UNAM Docs

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