Category Archives: Latin American Film

Outsider Insiders: Francis Alÿs and Melanie Smith at the Liverpool Biennial

There are two artists who moved from Europe to Mexico exhibiting their work as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2018: Francis Alÿs at the VG&M and Melanie Smith at the Bluecoat. Alÿs from Belgium and Smith from the UK. As … Continue reading

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Central American Children and the Mexico-US border: Learn More

The uproar surrounding the detention of children at the Mexican-US border has brought attention to the migration of Central Americans to the US. ‌The majority are from what is called the Northern Triangle – Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala – … Continue reading

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Kóblic: A Troubling Perpetrator Story

I am currently on a trip to Buenos Aires as part of a project on commemorative practices. My work will focus on Mexico, but Argentina is a locus for much of the critical work around this in Latin America and … Continue reading

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Latin American Cinemas, European Markets

Looking forward to this event in Manchester at the end of April. For more details on booking and attendance, click here. I’m going to be talking about this project I have been working on.

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Streaming Mexican and Cuban Film

I have just finished writing a chapter on streaming Latin American film in Ireland and the UK. This has involved reading right up to the last minute on how data and algorithms are used to determine what is shown and … Continue reading

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Curation and Film Festivals

As someone who is developing a project on curation, this article from NACLA about the growing influence of the Guadalajara Film Festival and its role in supporting Mexican filmmaking is very apropos:  http://nacla.org/news/2014/7/29/guadalajara-takes-new-leading-role-mexican-film

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Dictatorships in the Hispanic World

This arrived in the post on Friday. It’s great to see the book in its final form. Here is the table of contents to give a sense of the range of topics covered. My own chapter considers two films Voces … Continue reading

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The lady with the tutti-frutti hat

Review: Lisa Shaw Carmen Miranda London: BFI/Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. I recently reviewed the first three books in this series: Martin Shingler’s Star Studies: A Critical Guide, Ginette Vincendeau on Brigitte Bardot, Susan Smith on Elizabeth Taylor and Pam Cook’s Nicole … Continue reading

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Latin American Women Filmmakers on the Global Stage, University of Portsmouth

Since the 1970s and 1980s with the arrival on the international scene of such notable filmmakers as Sara Gómez (Cuba), María Luisa Bemberg (Argentina), Lourdes Portillo (Mexico) and Maryse Sistach (Mexico), there has been a growing interest in Latin American … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic

I just came across this website http://www.cinemadominicano.com/HISTORIADOM/historia_INICIOS.html on cinema in the Dominican Republic.  It’s an excellent resource on a lesser known cinema in Latin America and one which has grown exponentially in recent years.

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