THE PROPOSAL
Documentary Feature | 83 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/7/2018
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Directed By
Jill Magid

Produced By
Jarred Alterman
Laura Coxson
Charlotte Cook

Executive Produced By
Charlotte Cook
Laura Poitras


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2018 | English/Spanish | USA

Hidden away in a vault in Switzerland lies the professional archive of Mexico’s most renowned architect Luis Barragán, now fiercely protected by its sole owner, who has almost completely restricted access to the public over the last 20 years. Determined to relocate the archive back to Mexico City, American conceptual artist, writer, and filmmaker Jill Magid initiates a dialogue with the owner, and in the process, begins to construct her own piece ruminating on the dangers of cutting off accessibility to an artist’s work from the outside world. With this provocative and haunting film, Magid challenges the perception of who truly controls an artist’s legacy and how the world should engage with their work.