Gen-erate Presents: Oldboy (2003)
Gen-erate is a new program through SITE’s Education Department that offers three Santa Fe teens the chance to curate public programs at SITE and to engage in intergenerational programming that responds to the themes of SITE exhibitions, focuses on topical issues of local importance, and brings teens and adults together for constructive dialogue through the exploration of contemporary art and expression. This program is supported by a grant from Santa Fe County. SITE’s first three Gen-erate teens are Lavina Gray, Natalia Payne, and Malia Seva.
Gen-erate participant Natalia Payne presents a series of film screenings every Friday in May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, highlighting the marginalization and underrepresentation of certain peoples in Hollywood and popular media by presenting underrepresented Asian/Asian American artists such as actors, animators, writers and directors.
Natalia’s notes: Oldboy (2003) is one of my favorite films, and is often regarded as the best revenge story of all time. It’s incredibly intense story, amazing performances, direction, and cinematography are something that American audiences should be more exposed to; especially due to the popularity of the 2013 American remake.
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Natalia Payne is a junior at Santa Fe High School interested in history, politics, culture, and how art both shapes and reflects the state of our world. Her other passions include painting, drawing, reading and writing.
The Gen-erate Program is made possible in part by a generous Youth Program Grant from the Santa Fe County Community Services Department.