Se La Ciudad (Be The City)
Se La Ciudad (Be The City) is an impressionistic, episodic Super-8 film collage for gallery and museum screening, as well as festival release. Angela Reginato’s project utilizes fiction and non-fiction elements to chronicle the real-life mysterious disappearance of the artist’s family friend, Francisco Britton, during the politically-charged 1970s in Mexico. Narrated by a young girl who searches through historic documents, family memorabilia and news clippings to find out what happened to Britton, Se La Ciudad is about the way truth and memory intersect, often in contradictory ways.
Angela Reginato grew up in California, Mexico, and Italy during the 1970s and ’80s. Originally trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, Reginato’s work explores the use of place in the construction of memory. Her films have screened at the MadCat International Film Festival for the last three years and her short, Contemplando la Ciudad, has screened in San Francisco, Mexico City, London, at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts.