A New Critical Cinema

A New Critical Cinema

Film and Social Critique in Contemporary Latin America

Conceived by the CalArts School of Critical Studies, this three-day film and discussion program at REDCAT and CalArts looks at how Latin American cinema is addressing issues of street culture, urban violence, political conflict, family dynamics, sexual identity and class divisions. Screenings include Marco Bechis' Garage Olimpo (1999) and Lucrecia Martel's La Ciénaga (The Swamp, 2001) from Argentina, José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda's Ônibus 174 (Bus 174, 2002) from Brazil, and Gerardo Tort's De la calle (Streeters, 2001) and Marisa Sistach's Nadie te oye: Perfume de violetas (Violet Perfume: No One is Listening, 2001) from Mexico. Panel discussions feature filmmakers Martel and Tort, urban critic Ernesto Semán, film expert and UCLA faculty member Randal Johnson, artist and UCSB faculty member Cristina Venegas, and CalArts faculty members Martín Plot and James Wiltgen.


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff