Symposium Latin American Film-UCLA


Raymundo Gleyzer en el rodaje de La revolución congelada


Thursday, October 24th, 2013

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Screening (film title to be announced)

Latin American cinema studies have grown enormously in volume and quality the last few years. The field has produced conferences, essays and books, and specialized study groups dedicated to research in Latin American cinematographic representations. From comparative to national cinematography studies, from the studies of cinematographic to the gendered genres, from formal studies to historical ones, from theoretical studies to explorations of film distribution markets, among other areas of concentration, Latin American cinema is now debated widely around the world.

Possible questions for brief presentations and roundtable discussions at this symposium might include the following:

• Is it possible to think about common tools for the analysis of Latin American cinema?

• To what extent do documentary and fiction films compete for the film market and/or for attention in academic institutions and discourse?

• Do book publications and academic theses from the last few years reveal a surge of new modes of thinking about Latin American cinema? If so, how? If not, what do they reveal?

Organizers: Dr. Randall Johnson (UCLA), Dr. Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli (Soka University of America), Dr. Kristi M. Wilson (Soka University of America), Dr. Javier Campo (CONICET, UNICEN, Argentina), Daniel Cooper (UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese).

For more information on this event please contact Daniel Cooper at:

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