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C LIT 315 B: [node:field-long-title]

The Political Thriller Film in Latin America

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
MGH 228
SLN: 
11952
Instructor:
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Cynthia Steele

Syllabus Description:

C LIT 315B. The Political Thriller Film in Latin America

Professor Cynthia Steele

Suspense films from Chile, Brazil and Argentina, made between 1982 and 2013, exploring conflicts between individual families and the state. Students will keep a film viewing and reading journal, participate in a group project, and write a short analytical essay. FILMS: Chile: Missing (Costa-Gavras, 1982); Machuca (Andrés Wood, 2004); and No (Pablo Larraín, 2012). Brazil: Four Days in September (Bruno Barreto, 1997); and The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Cao Hamburger, 2006). Argentina: The Official Story (Luis Puenzo, 1985); Chronicle of an Escape (Israel Adrián Caetano, 2006); Kamchatka (Marcelo Piñyero, 2002); Clandestine Childhood (Benjamín Avila, 2011); The Secret in their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009; and Billy Ray, 2015); and The German Doctor (Lucía Puenzo, 2013). Reading packet.

Additional Details:

Suspense films from Chile, Brazil and Argentina, made between 1982 and 2013, exploring conflicts between individual families and the state. Students will keep a film viewing and reading  journal, participate in a group project, and write a short analytical essay.

FILMS:

Chile:Missing (Costa-Gavras, 1982);Machuca (Andrés Wood, 2004); and No (Pablo Larraín, 2012).

Brazil:Four Days in September (Bruno Barreto, 1997); andThe Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Cao Hamburger, 2006).

Argentina: The Official Story (Luis Puenzo, 1985); Chronicle of an Escape (Israel Adrián Caetano, 2006);Kamchatka (Marcelo Piñyero, 2002);Clandestine Childhood (Benjamín Avila, 2011);The Secret in their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009; and Billy Ray, 2015); andThe German Doctor (Lucía Puenzo, 2013).

Reading packet.

 

Department Requirements Met: 
Cinema Studies Core
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:02pm
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