This Spanish and Latin American film festival features films organized around two related questions: first, how do these Spanish language films reveal new knowledge concerning the lived social and cultural histories of multilingual groups within larger national and transnational contexts; and second, how does the art of these films provide viewers with a critical eye on the connections between language and power, such as the relationship between “national” languages and hegemonic culture and the link of linguistic difference with popular culture “from below.”
Our schedule for the semester:
Monday, 2 February, 7:20 pm, Research I, Room 163: Thriller 7 Cajas (7 Boxes, pictured above and directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, Paraguay, 2011). See trailer.
Wednesday, 11 February, 4:30 pm, Research I, Room 163: Crime Drama Pa Negre (Black Bread, Agustí Villaronga, Spain, 2010, in Catalan). See trailer. Film introduction by Sergi Martín, scriptwriter for TV3-Televisió de Catalunya and OAS, and writer.
RESCHEDULED (SEE BELOW) Wednesday, 18 February, 6:00 pm, Johnson Center Cinema: Stolen Education (A documentary by Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Rudy Luna, US, 2013). See trailer. Pizza provided by Manhattan Pizza after the screening.
Monday, 2 March, 7:20 pm, Research I Room 163: Family Drama Zona Sur (Southern District, Juan Carlos Valdivia, Bolivia, 2011). See trailer.
Wednesday, March 4, 4:30 pm, Johnson Center Cinema: Stolen Education (A documentary by Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Rudy Luna, US, 2013). See trailer. Pizza provided by Manhattan Pizza after the screening.
Monday, 23 March, 7:20 pm, Research I, Room 163: Coming-of-Age Drama La Yuma (Florence Jauguey, Nicaragua, 2011). See trailer.
Wednesday, 8 April, 4:30 pm, Johnson Center, Room F: Coming-of-Age Drama Wilaya (Pedro Pérez Rosado, Spain, 2012, set in a Sahrawi refugee camp). See trailer.
The festival is free and open to the public.
The festival is made possible with the support of Pragda, and with the additional contributions of Spain Arts & Culture and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Film & Media Studies, University Life, Hispanic Culture Review, Latin American Studies, University Libraries & WGMU Radio at George Mason University.
January 22, 2015