Latin American Studies | New Latin American Cinema
L520 | 25261 | Sadlier


Class: 1 - 2:15 TR
Film: 6:30-9pm T

	Dating back to the 1950s, Latin American “New Cinema” has
created the basic rationale and the practical strategies for what is
sometimes called “Third Cinema”–a type of filmmaking that defines
itself in opposition to both Hollywood commercialism and European
aestheticism. The New Cinema movement produced numerous important
films and theoretical writings, and strongly influenced media
production throughout the world. Since the mid-1970s, film critics
everywhere have acknowledged that it represents one the most
innovative developments in the contemporary media, at least as
significant historically as Italian Neo-realism or the French New
Wave.

	This course will be mainly devoted to major films and
writings associated with New Cinema and to the works of a new
generation of filmmakers in Latin America, whose growing
international success has been compared to the acclaim achieved
earlier by New Cinema directors. Taught in English, the course is
interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in nature, emphasizing socio-
economic and political issues that gave rise to a specific movement
or trends.

	Knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese is desirable but not
required. All readings are in English and all films are subtitled.
The course is directed to upper-level undergraduate and graduate
students. Requirements will include two exams and a short paper.

Above Class meets with LTAM-L420 and CMCL-C398/C596 National
Cinemas: Latin America