Luis Nieto 2008
Experimental Short

Thursday Jul 29, 2010
Tickets: $10 at the door or online

8:00Doors open
8:30Live music by Family Portrait
9:00Films begin
In the event of rain, the screening will be held indoors at the same location.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Film Movement
New York City Council Member Letitia James
New York Magazine
Tix at door
Online Ticketing is closed. Cash tickets available at the door starting at 8:00 pm.

Capucine (Luis Nieto | France & Japan | 43 min.)

Nieto's Website

Oedipe Project Website

Luis Nieto is a pioneer of using animals in his off-beat animations and cinematic experiments, and we've shown a number of his outlandish films at Rooftop in the past. So Nieto dove right in to, where Japanese primatologist Hirokazu Shibuya is training monkeys to be filmmakers. Capucine traces the adorable but sometimes frightening modern history of primate-human relations as service animals to the disabled and in on-screen appearances in Hollywood. Nieto discovers an amazing cinematic aptitude among these Capuchin monkeys, and with the right film school training, one monkey auteur manages to accomplish what few human filmmakers can-his film is accepted to a prestigious European film festival.

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