Un Banquete en Tetlapayac is Debroise's contemporary reenactment of the events surrounding the filming of director Sergei Eisenstein's Que Viva Mexico (1931). Eisenstein's production was halted for some time when the lead actor went to jail for accidentally shooting his sister. During the hiatus, the crew spent time at the Hacienda Tetlapayac, watching movies, eating, drinking, debating, and dancing. Sixty-seven years later, Debroise invited a group of artists, filmmakers, and intellectuals to reconstruct what happened at the hacienda. Un Banquete is both an homage to Eisenstein's directorial legacy and an investigation of representation, nature, and history itself.
Un Banquete en Tetlapayac (A Banquet at Tetlapayac)
Related Exhibition Photography in Mexico
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Introduced by Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA
Olivier Debroise, 2000, 110 min., video