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Double Pinilla

In keeping with their presentations of clásicos tropicales góticos by Luis Ospina and Ivan Cardoso, Spectacle is exhibiting two Eighties rarities by living legend Jairo Pinilla, the so-called “Ed Wood of Colombia”. Also reigning from Cali (Ospina’s hometown, as well as the late Carlos Mayolo’s), Pinilla pioneered a form of acerbic camp cinema in constant struggle with Fono Cine, the government agency providing funding for some of his movies. While the films are well known among cineaste circles of Colombia, little is published in English about Jairo Pinilla. Series includes El triangulo de oro (1984) and Extraña Regresión (1985).

New York: April 6 - 27 at Spectacle Theater.