Wednesday 19 June – Session 1: Depth of Field, Class Conflict and the Latin American Cinema of Domestic Service

Wednesday 26 June – Session 2: Passages: Travelling in and Out of Film Through Brazilian Geography

Wednesday 3 July – Session 3: Theorising Mexican Cinema Through Archive-Films

18:30 - 20:30

This three-session course, led by experts in Latin American cinema, centres on expanding the ways we think about film.

For session 1, Depth of Field, Class Conflict and the Latin American Cinema of Domestic Service, Warwick University’s Tiago de Luca will focus on depth-of-field theories in ‘cinema of domestic work’. This session will consider whether André Bazin’s foundational writings on depth of field can be applied to recent Latin American films about the relationship between employers and live-in domestic workers.

In session 2, Passages: Travelling in and Out of Film Through Brazilian Geography, Reading University’s Lúcia Nagib will present her prize-winning 2019 trans-artistic film, Passages, which explores the connections film has with other art forms through interviews with a number of Brazilian film industry figures. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Nagib.

For session 3, Theorising Mexican Cinema Through Archive-Films, UCL’s David Wood will explore filmmaking as theoretical praxis in documentary and experimental archival films from Mexico. The session will consider how new re-readings of Mexican film history are created in “nostalgia compilation” movies by filmmakers such as Nancy Cárdenas and Carlos Monsiváis.

For full details of the sessions please download the Word documents below:

Arts and Humanities Research Council