Communication and Culture | National Cinemas (Topic: Latin American Cinema)
C596 | 11482 | Sadlier, D.
TuTh, 2:30 PM-3:45 PM, JH A107
Required film screening: Tu, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, BH 135
Meets with HISP-S 695, CMCL-C 398, and LTAM-L 520 and L420
Open to Graduates Only!
Instructor: Darlene Sadlier
Office: BH 844
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
This course will be 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.
Assignments include two exams and a short research paper.