El DesencantoMonday, April 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a screening of the 1976 Spanish cult classic and acclaimed documentary El Desencanto (The Disenchantment).
The film screening will be followed by discussion with Dr. Candace Skibba and historian Aaron Shulman, whose nonfiction work The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War, was directly inspired by the documentary. This is a rare chance to discuss a revered international documentary alongside the experts who cherish it.
(Documentary runtime 1 h 37 m)
El desencanto (The Disenchantment ) is a 1976 Spanish documentary film written and directed by Jaime Chávarri about the family of famous poet Leopoldo Panero. It tells the story of the Panero’s family after the death of their patriarch, Leopoldo Panero. The documentary sheds light on the culture of 1960s Spain and a literary family who had much influence.
Aaron Shulman is the author of the non-fiction historical narrative The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War (Ecco/HarperCollins, March 2019). After growing up in Michigan, Aaron attended Johns Hopkins as an undergrad and then the University of Montana, where he received his MFA in creative writing. A former Fulbright scholar, his work has appeared in The Believer, The New Republic, The American Scholar, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other places.
Candace Skibba received her PhD in Contemporary Spanish Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Her principal area of expertise as well as current research is in the field of twentieth-century Peninsular studies, particularly Post-Franco literature and culture. Her body of research has elicited interest in literary and medical humanities scholars at conferences both stateside and internationally.