Tonight: Marimbas del infierno and director Julio Hernandez Cordon 8pm

Don’t forget to stop by tonight at 8pm for Julio Hernandez Cordon’s Guatemalan film Marimbas del infierno. After the film, director Julio Hernandez Cordon will answer questions, discuss the Guatemalan music scene, and his career in the global Latino film industry. It’s gonna be two hours of pure awesome.

This event is sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council, a local affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


La Soga and screenwriter/ star Manny Perez Tonight at Wealthy Theatre

Stop by Wealthy Theatre tonight at 8pm to see the film La Soga and hear a discussion afterward with screenwriter and star of the film Manny Perez. The film starts at 8pm and we’ll have our discussion with Manny immediately following. See you there!

Keynote lecture

Latin-American Cinema: Moving

Images, Crossing Borders

Marvin D’Lugo Ph.D., Clark University

Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures;

Adjunct Professor, Screen Studies and Literatures

Very few films from Latin America make it to the U.S. market. Those

films that do, usually fit into established stereotypes of Latin-American

culture. What is the underlying formula for commercial success for

Latin American films in the U.S.? This talk focuses on some recent

films on U. S. screens, and also on the obstacles that filmmakers must

surmount in order to cross cinematic and cultural borders.

Dr. D’Lugo has been at Clark University since 1972.  His special areas of re-

search and teaching include Spanish-language cinema, especially those of Spain,

Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico.  For the last five years, Dr. D’Lugo has directed

the Worcester Latino Film Festival, which brings a noted director and recent

Latino films to campus each spring. Dr. D’Lugo is the author of an encyclopedia

of Spanish film and The Films of Carlos Saura: The Practice of Seeing.