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Gilberto Perez (1943-2015)

Gilberto Perez, the Cuban American film writer, lecturer and author of the critically acclaimed The Material Ghost died on Wednesday at the age of 72. Read Jonathan Rosenbaum’s eulogy here.

“The images on the screen carry in them something of the world itself, something material, and yet something transposed, transformed into another world: the material ghost. Hence both the peculiar closeness to reality and the no less peculiar suspension from reality, the juncture of world and otherworldliness distinctive of the film image.”

Gilberto Perez