2369 - More Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Some Recent Selections
Latin American cinema is today considered among the world's best. Aided by digital advances, favorable production capacity, and international financing, its technical and artistic merit has brought global recognition. Its major directors (e.g., Mexico's tres amigos: Cuaron, Gonzalez Innaritu, del Toro) have been wooed to Hollywood and have received the Oscar for Best Director each of the past three years. Chile's Pablo Larrain is in strong contention this year for his highly-regarded Jackie. We will screen and discuss six outstanding films released since 2013, their social context and production conditions, and the critical national and transnational issues they illuminate: The Club (2015), A Wolf at the Door (2013), Wild Tales (2014), Ixcanul (2015), The Perfect Dictatorship (2014), and The Clan (2015) Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion VIewing Videos
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