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Feb 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hasta Nunca: An Uruguayan Odyssey with Mark Street

With Mark Street and Uzi Sabah.

Hasta Nunca follows Mario Ligetti, a middle aged hipster DJ who produces an underground radio show in Montevideo, Uruguay. On his show “Secrets and Stories”, he invites listeners to share their intimate thoughts with him and a live radio audience. Mario re-negotiates his public and private personas during the course of the film and enters into an extramarital affair with Julia, a divorcee searching for a new artistic spark.

In this international production (USA, Uruguay), wach call in to the show was written and performed by local actors. Topics addressed in telephone conversations” lingering effects of the military dictatorship of Uruguay, the difficulty of obtaining an illegal abortion, and varied identity issues. Ligetti’s show is a modern rollicking “Miss Lonelyhearts”, with its host increasingly suffocated by the persona predicaments of his listeners.

Shot in cinéma vérité style, Hasta Nunca reveals Montevideo as a strong background character in the film’s visual landscape. Callers’ voices on the radio provide an acoustic counterpoint for an observational investigation of this ramshackle port city which retains the architectural vestiges of its colonial past.

Preceded by short film Mirano de Lejos, Como Desde Una Colina

Super8 B/W short film

With Enrique Guevara

Directed by Uzi Sabah FantasmaBionico



Hasta Nunca

80 min., 2012

Mark Street graduated from Bard College (B.A, 1986) and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA 1992). He has shown work in the New York Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe series (1991, 1994), at Anthology Film Archives (1993, 2006, 2009), Millennium (1990,1996), and the San Francisco Cinematheque (1986, 1992, 2009). His work has appeared at the Tribeca (5 times), Sundance, Rotterdam, New York, London, San Francisco, New York Underground, Sarajevo, Viennale, Ourense (Spain), Mill Valley, South by Southwest, and other film festivals.His work ranges from the abstract (Winterwheat, 1989; Echo Anthem 1992; Fulton Fish Market, 2004, Trailer Trash, 2008) to improvised narrative feature films (At Home and Asea, 2000; Rockaway 2005), He has led community workshops a variety of venues (Echo Park Film Center in LA, Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC, Fondacion d’Arte Contemporaneo in Montevideo Uruguay) on a variety of topics, including “The Devil is in the Details: Urban Street Videography.”

He is Associate Professor of Film in the Visual Art Department at Fordham University– Lincoln Center where he teaches film/video production and other courses that engage contemporary artistic practice.


Feb 2, 2013
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


BROOKLYN, NY 11211 United States

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