Cafés transatlánticos

A conversation between Meritxell Colell and Jennifer Reeder

Meritxell Colell & Jennifer Reeder

Filmmakers

In this conversation moderated by Mimi Plauché (artistic director of the Chicago International Film Festival – CIFF), Spanish filmmaker Meritxell Colell (co-director of CIFF’s selection Transoceánicas) and American filmmaker Jennifer Reeder (director of Knives and Skin) discuss their approaches to filmmaking, experiences, and processes. Video courtesy of CIFF.

The Library of Congress meets the National Library of Spain

Suzanne Schadl & José Luis Bueren Gómez-Acebo

Librarians

In this second edition of Cafés Transatlánticos, our coffee talks series to celebrate the cultural bridges that connect our two countries, Suzanne Schadl, Chief of the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, and Juan Luis Bueren Gómez-Acebo, Deputy Director of the National Library of Spain, address common challenges faced by both institutions as well as possibilities for cooperation.

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Andrés Jaque & Michael Wang

Andrés Jaque & Michael Wang

Architect, writer, and curator / Artist

U.S. artist Michael Wang joins Spanish architect, writer, and curator Andrés Jaque to explore the natural as the result of complex production contexts, post-human life and the interlocking of culture in the economic and environmental ecosystems that shape the challenges that the planet is currently experiencing.

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Lluís Homar & David Boceta

Lluís Homar & David Boceta

Theater directors

This roundtable with Lluís Homar (Director of the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico), Director David Boceta and members of the artistic team of En otro reino extraño, moderated by Esther Fernández (Rice University) and David Rodríguez-Solás (UMass Amherst), explores a groundbreaking creative process in the history of the CNTC and in classical dramaturgy.

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