Film and lecture series Nov. 9-10 features Latin American cinema

by Dennis Brown

“Crossing Borders,” a film and lecture series on Latin American cinema, will conclude Nov. 9-10 (Friday-Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame with presentations by leading filmmakers and scholars in the field.p. A part of the Henkels Visiting Scholars Series, “Crossing Borders” is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and Kellogg Institute for International Studies and has included a variety of presentations throughout the semester.p. Events on Nov. 9, all at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, are as follows:p. p. ? 1:45 p.m. ? Lecture by Charles Ramirez-Berg, professor of radio, television and film at the University of Texas, titled “Promotion, Memorabilia, Primary Sources: Reading Mexican Movie Posters from the Golden Age” (room C-103)p. ? 3 p.m.?Presentation of the documentary “Human Wrongs” by British filmmaker Michael Chanan (auditorium)p. ? 4:15 p.m. ? Lecture by Kathleen Newman, professor of cinema and comparative literature at the University Iowa, titled “Contemporary Argentine Cinema” (C-103)p. ? 5 p.m. ? Lecture by Laura Podalsky, assistant professor of Spanish at Ohio State University, titled “Cities of the Dead: Affect, Distance, and Horror in Recent Latin American Cinema” (C-103)p. ? 7 p.m. ? Presentation of the historical drama “Brava Gente Brasileira (”Brave New World") by filmmaker and human rights activist Lucia Murat (auditorium). Murat is a visiting professor in the study of Brazilian culture at Notre Dame.p. p. Four lectures will be delivered Nov. 10 in room 119 of O’Shaughnessy Hall, to be followed by a concluding film in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium. The schedule is as follows:p. ? 10 a.m.? “The Golden Age Within the Golden Age: Conceptualizing the United States and Mexican Cinema” by Seth Fein, assistant professor of history at Yale Universityp. ? 11 a.m. ?Visions and Versions of History: Cinematic Reflections on Dictatorship and the Armed Struggle in Brazil" by Randal Johnson, chair and professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLAp. ? 1:45 p.m. ? “The Conundrum of Cuban Film in the 1990s” by filmmaker Michael Chananp. ? 2:45 p.m. ? “?Hay Vida (y Cine) Despues del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano?” (“Is There Life (and Film) After the New Latin American Cinema”) by Jorge Ruffinelli, professor of the Spanish and Portuguese at Stanford University (to be delivered in Spanish)p. ? 6 p.m? Presentation of “Lista de Espera” (“Waiting List”) by Juan Carlos Tabio, one of the leading Latin American filmmakers of the last 20 years.p. p. All events are free and open to the public.

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