SPAN 419 Introduction to Latin American Film

Class conducted in English but some films may not be subtitled. The development of the cinema in Latin America from its arrival as an imported technology to the present. Films studied in relation to the sociopolitical environment and emphasis placed on close analysis as well as a contextual understanding of the material. Topics to be discussed include the struggle to create national film industries, the art film and New Cinema movements, and recent trends in countries such as Mexico and Argentina.