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July 25, 2017

Contigo directed by Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino

This Film will be showing in Block 2
Friday October 6, 2017 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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Contigo is a waltz with family and tradition, close to the South Texas border. While the Alamo has been designated, by the United Nations, as a World Heritage site, equally noteworthy is the cultural heritage in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Contigo is a Sunday afternoon in San Antonio and a weekend at a conjunto music festival in San Benito. The project is based on a song written by one of the pioneers of conjunto music, Don Santiago Jiménez. It is performed in this video by his son, Santiago Jiménez Jr.

Directors Biography

Biography/Dan Boord: Dan Boord received an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 1980. Currently, he is a Professor in the Film Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received grants from The Center for New Television, The Ohio Arts Council, WNET/WGBH and the Southwest Alternate Media Project.
His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany; Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Holland;Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland, and the Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany. His works are in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Long Beach Museum , Long Beach, CA.
Boord’s works have been broadcasted on WNET, New York and WGBH, Boston, presented at the International Public Television Conference in Stockholm and at the 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. In addition, he has collaborated with Luis Valdovino in several award-winning videos. —————————————————————————————————————————————————
Biography/ Luis Valdovino: Luis Valdovino received an MFA from the University of Illinois in 1987. Currently, he is Professor of Art at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. He has received grants from the American Film Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts International/N.E.A., Illinois Arts Council, Colorado Council for the Arts, and The Center for New Television, Chicago.
His works have been included in numerous exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Centro Nacional de Las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; Berlin Video Festival, Berlin, Germany; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague, Holland; Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, Canada; Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland and Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany.
Valdovino’s videos have been presented at the 37th and 50th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, The Kitchen, New York, and broadcasted on “Independent Focus” at WNET and Deep Dish Network, New York. In addition, he has produced several award winning tapes in collaboration with Dan Boord and has curated the programs “La Voz Latina: Latina/o Video Art from the U.S.A.”