World Cinema: Latin America
FILM S4294 (GU) - 3 POINTS
SESSION A: MAY 3–JUNE 18, 2021 - RICHARD PEÑA
TUES THURS, 2:00-6:00PM - HYBRID
This course is only offered during the summer session. This course partially satisfies Columbia's Global Core Requirement.
An overview of the major developments in the art and industry of cinema in Latin America, ranging from its earliest days to the most recent works of the digital era. Latin American filmmakers, especially since the Sixties, have developed dynamic national cinemas that have sought to tell their own stories in their own ways—even when those accounts often reveal problems and contradictions in their societies. The interaction of Latin American filmmakers with international movements such as neorealism, modernism, cinema vérité, postmodernism and digital cinema will be addressed. Among the filmmakers to be studied will be Luis Buñuel, Glauber Rocha, Raúl Ruiz and Lucrecia Martel.
Columbia students do not need to apply, but they do need to register. All visiting students will need to apply to the School of Professional Studies and register upon acceptance.