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Suchitra Mattai’s Tethered

Screening of Extraterrestres (2017, Puerto Rico/Venezuela); Q&A to follow

November 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

About the film: Teresa is a vegetarian and a successful astrophysicist who lives with her girlfriend, Daniela, in the Canary Islands. After years of self-exile, Teresa returns to Puerto Rico to invite the family to her wedding. But the Díaz family, who lives in a rural town, are a conservative and well-to-do family who control much of the poultry industry in Puerto Rico. No one in the family is who they appear and none is willing to reveal their most intimate secrets, so once back home, Teresa chooses to lie. When several acts of sabotage force the closure of the family business and Daniela, tired of waiting for Teresa, travels to Puerto Rico to meet her new family, the Díaz family nucleus collapses like a supernova star, unleashing a chain reaction that puts in evidence that we are all “Extraterrestrials.”

Free and open to the public.

This event is related to the exhibition Breathe into the Past: Crosscurrents in the Caribbean.

Location: Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Room 131 at Colorado College

Image: Suchitra Mattai, Tethered (detail), 2020, vintage saris, wire, and found object, dimensions variable, courtesy of K Contemporary, Denver, photo by Wes Magyar. On view in Breathe into the Past: Crosscurrents in the Caribbean.


November 3, 2022
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Cornerstone Arts Center
825 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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