Doc Nights


Directed by Jill Magid

USA, 2018, 1h 26min, DCP

Doc Nights

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


Sat, Sep 21

When the great architect Luis Barragán died in 1988, his papers and other work were hidden away from the public in a Swiss vault. Many years later, the provocative artist and filmmaker Jill Magid engages in a “high wire act” of a struggle to democratize access to his art. In the process her action becomes a work of art in itself. This suspenseful and thought-provoking film documents her actions and their consequences.


“Captivatingly wily. THE PROPOSAL meditates on the meaning of artistic legacy. Most of all, it shines an ingeniously media-savvy spotlight on Barragán’s work.” — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“A multi-layered and thought-provoking work of art.”Allan Hunter, Screen International

The Proposal Still 1

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