Founded in 2010, the intimate [S8] Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico—presented annually in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain—is a vital node in the world-wide artist-film community. [S8] programmer Elena Duque appears in person to present a program of contemporary and historic films made in Super-8mm by Spanish filmmakers.
“In Spain, historically, the Super-8mm format was the ‘underground of the underground,’ a way of imagining new strange worlds during the dictatorship and in its aftermath. Today, Super-8 is more alive than ever, thanks to a new generation that has seen the endless potential of the photochemical format. Featuring formal experimentation and a recurring theme of spirituality, these films transcend the traditions of diary and personal filmmaking, presenting the claustrophobic hallucinations, utopian humor and more.” – Elena Duque