Sunday, September 8, 2024


1:30 pm

Event Details

Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, “Landfall” is a cautionary tale for our times. Set against the backdrop of protests that toppled the governor in 2019, the film offers a prismatic portrait of collective trauma and resistance as Puerto Ricans navigate dismantled social services and newcomers eager to profit.

Watch the film at the Art Center, and stay for post-film conversation guided by Alfredo “Fredo” Rivera. Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Grinnell College. They teach classes on modern and contemporary architecture and urban visual culture, as well as the art of the Americas, with a focus on the Caribbean. Professor Rivera’s current research focuses on art, visual culture, and the built environment in Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Florida, as well as queer expression amongst the Caribbean diasporas and across the archipelago.

This event is free, and no registration is required.

Landfall, 2020, Directed by Cecilia Aldarondo
Running time: 90 minutes


Levitt Auditorium
4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States