The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) will host a lecture with Kaira CabaÃ±as titled Lettrist Cinema’s Public Education: Maurice LemaÃ®tre’s SÃ©ances. This lecture turns to Maurice LemaÃ®tre’s designation of his Lettrist work in film as a “sÃ©ance de cinÃ©ma” and situates it in relation to the cinÃ©-club tradition, a popular educational venue for learning about film. The lecture will feature a screening of his Le Film est dÃ©jÃ commencÃ©? (Has the Film Already Started?, 1951, 65 minutes), where the audience and entire theater staff became part of the work. Here, non-synchronization occurs not only between image and sound but also between what is on and off screen. CabaÃ±a’s lecture will seek to account for his work’s incorporation of live debate as central to the sÃ©ance as well as its pedagogical and communicative conceit. General admission is $7; students $3.