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LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA Unclassified 18+

Celluloid Dreams: Films Shot on Film | Feature
D Mark Peranson,Raya Martin | Canada,Denmark,Mexico,Philippines, 2013
L English,Spanish
Tags: 16 mm, 20 somethings, Absurdist, Australian Premiere, Auteur, Black Comedy, Celluloid, Conversation Starters, Essay, Experimental, Films by Film Critics, Meta
 

"La última película is several things at once: a documentary pretending to be fiction (and vice versa), a reflexively cinephillic ode to materiality, a deconstruction and/or exploration of disparate forms, a meditation on the (false) apocalypse of the world and cinema, and an (experimental) comedy." – MUBI Notebook

As December 2012 approaches, a bombastic director (played by Alex Ross Perry, director of Listen Up Philip, MIFF 2014) arrives in Yucatán with the last dregs of the world's film stock. As his project starts to take shape, he shares his delusional proclamations with anyone who will listen. Slowly, fact and fiction begin to blur.

Loosely inspired by Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie and its documentary sibling The American Dreamer, La última película is a collaborative effort between Filipino auteur Raya Martin (Independencia, MIFF 2010) and Canadian critic Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho, MIFF 2009). Shot on a variety of formats – including 16mm, Super-8 and iPhone – this is an ironic film-within-a-film in which the end of celluloid might just coincide with the end of the world.

"An anarchic odyssey … with [a] caustic sense of humor and abundance of rapturous imagery." – Artforum

D Raya Martin, Mark Peranson P Mark Peranson S Mark Peranson, Raya Martin WS Cinema Scope Productions L Spanish, English w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2013

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