In 1959, Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf made a splash at Cannes with her film Araya
. But the film sort of sank into obscurity after that. Following one day in the life of a remote northern Venezuela peninsula, Araya might have easily remained an intriguing footnote in film history. Instead, the film has been restored and re-released, in a gleaming new print. Its Chicago debut takes place tomorrow night. For WBEZ, film critic Jonathan Miller has this review. Screening:Premiere of Araya
Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.
Ida Noyes Hall, Max Palevsky Cinema
University of Chicago