Latin-American Cinema: Moving
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 research 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.