The New Latin American Cinema / Edition 1

The New Latin American Cinema / Edition 1

by Zuzana M. Pick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292765495

ISBN-13: 9780292765498

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: University of Texas Press

During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly three decades later, the New Cinema has produced an impressive body of films, critical essays, and manifestos that uses social theory to inform

Overview

During the 1967 festival of Latin American Cinema in Viña del Mar, Chile, a group of filmmakers who wanted to use film as an instrument of social awareness and change formed the New Latin American Cinema. Nearly three decades later, the New Cinema has produced an impressive body of films, critical essays, and manifestos that uses social theory to inform filmmaking practices.

This book explores the institutional and aesthetic foundations of the New Latin American Cinema. Zuzana Pick maps out six areas of inquiry—history, authorship, gender, popular cinema, ethnicity, and exile—and explores them through detailed discussions of nearly twenty films and their makers, including Camila (María Luisa Bemberg), The Guns (Ruy Guerra), and Frida (Paul Leduc). These investigations document how the New Latin American Cinema has used film as a tool to change society, to transform national expressions, to support international differences, and to assert regional autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292765498
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Texas Film and Media Studies Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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