Overview of Chilean cinema, with an emphasis on the Boom of the past decade and re-democratization after dictatorship. Films will be screened in class on Mondays and Wednesdays, in Spanish with English subtitles, and will include the following: Miguel Littin, The Jackal ofNahueltoro; Patricio Guzmán, Chile: Obstinate Memory and Nostalgia for theLight; Raúl Ruiz, Night Across the Street, Alicia Scherson, Il Futuro; Andrés Wood, Machuca and Violeta Went to Heaven; Pablo Larraín, Tony Manero, Post-Mortem and No; and Sebastián Lelio, Gloria. We will also read two books, Ricardo Lagos’ The Southern Tiger: Chile’s Fight for a Democraticand Prosperous Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Antonio Skármeta’s The Days of theRainbow: A Novel (Other Press, 2011). Critical essays about the films will be posted to our Catalyst site. Students will keep a reading and viewing journal, take four quizzes, and write two four- to five-page analytical essays.