The remainder of the spring lineup of the NYS Writers Institute has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020
Page Hall, UAlbany downtown campus
135 Western Avenue, Albany
Free and open to the public. See map
(Mexico/USA, 2013, 80 minutes, color, in Spanish and English)
Directed by Rodrigo Reyes
This stunning documentary about life and landscape at the US-Mexico border was directed by Rodrigo Reyes, who visited Albany in 2018 with his award-winning feature, "Lupe Under The Sun." Former NYS Writers Institute videographer Hugo Perez co-wrote "Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border."
Classic Film Series
About The Classic Film Series
The NYS Writers Institute’s Classic Film Series, presented with support from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of ‘92, features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters.
The series has included rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S. The Institute will launch the Albany Film Festival in March 2020.
Some of the filmmakers and screenwriters who have visited the Institute have included Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise, and Doug Wright.