I have a few suggestions for Latin American films--sorry they're all quite
Any film by Argentinian director Eliseo Subiela should make it onto the
list. "Hombre Mirando al Sudeste" ("The Man Facing Southeast") is a
great/esoteric/thinking man's sci-fi sort of film. "El Lado Oscuro del
Corazon" ("The Dark Side of the Heart"--available at Hollywood video for
you list folks who haven't seen it), is actually one of my favorite films
EVER. Surrealistic tale of a poet/womanizer whose best friend is "Death"
and whose mission is to find a woman who can fly, literally. Hilarious,
poetic, marauding gleefully between sexy and sexist, this is a great film.
Another choice would be the Guatemalan film "El Norte," which is fairly
well known. Touching and depressing tale of a brother and sister who
pilgrammage, against impossible odds, north to the U.S.--only to find the
streets aren't paved with gold.
English Graduate Department
University of Washington
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>From: "Stephen O'Riordan" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: Latin American film collection - position
>Date: Wed, Feb 3, 1999, 10:36 AM
>Here at the Univ. of Calif. San Diego we have a very strong Latin Amerian
>Studies program. Hhere are a handful of titles of f the top of my head.
>Facets 1 800 331-6197 ( they have a web site) & Latin American Video
>Archives 1 212 463-0108., are both good sources for titiles.
>Battle of Chile, Guzman 1977
>Black God, White Devil, Mendes 1964
>Boca del Lobo, Lombardi 1988
>Danzon, Novara 1991
>Death of a Bureaucrat, Alea 1966
>Hour of the Star, Amaral 1985
>I am Cuba, Kalatozov 1964- disc
>Last Supper, Alea 1976
>Luzia, Barreto 1988
>Place Without Limits, Arturo Ripstein 1977
>Negra Angustias, Landeta
>Quilombo, Diegues 1984
>Rosa Blanca, La Galvadon, 1961
>Savage Capitalism, Klotzel 1993
>Silence of Neto, Argueta 1998
>Sugar Cane Ally, Palcy 1985
>Xica, Diegues 1976
>At 11:35 AM 2/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Wabash College is building a Latin American film component into our
>>International Studies curriculum, and a colleague and I have been
>>charged with building a core collection of approximately 20 Latin
>>American films. We would be most grateful if members of this list would
>>suggest films that, in your opinions, MUST appear on this list. We are
>>essentially building the collection from scratch, so we are eager to
>>hear from you.
>>On a related note, we are also seeking a specialist in Latin American
>>Film Studies for a one-semester appointment in the spring of 2000. This
>>person should have experience teaching Latin American Film in a broader
>>International Studies context and an ongoing record of scholarship.
>>Current graduate school and ABD candidates are welcome to apply. I will
>>provide more information and explain application procedure upon request.
>>If you are interested in the position, please contact me at the
>>signature email address below. If you'd like to recommend films for our
>>collection, please respond publicly to the Screen-L list.
>>Assistant Professor of Theater
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