Cuban and Brazilian Film Featured this Week at CLACS

As we start the Fall semester, in the first week of the season, CLACS will be hosting public programming highlighting Latin American/Caribbean film, from Cuba and Brazil, featuring the scholarly work and commentary of faculty member Dylon Robbins.

On Monday, September 28 at 6pm, we will be hosting the launch of Guillén Landrián o el desconcierto fílmico. The book co-edited by Julio Ramos and Dylon Robbins, features essays by various authors on the recently re-discovered work of Cuban filmmaker Guillén Landrián. The event will feature presentations by the editors, and one the book’s contributor, Cuban scholar Odette Casamayor Cisneros

To register and for more information, please visit our website.

Recommended Watching

Also this week is the inauguration of a new film collaboration with long time CLACS partners and well known Latin American film distributors Cinema Tropical. This new partnership called CineTropiCLACS, is meant to bring together contemporary and cutting edge Latin American film with conversations with scholars and filmmakers. Films will be streamed from Cinema Tropical’s site in anticipation of livestreamed conversations.

The series kickoff Music+Film: Brazil, will feature a week-long online film series featuring documentary films on Brazilian music, and conversations with their filmmakers, experts and scholars. CLACS faculty member Dylon Robbins will moderate the conversation with filmmaker Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Director of GILBERTO GIL ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1.

This year’s exciting lineup celebrates the impact of Brazilian music on foreign audiences with the premieres of two documentary films on music icons Jõao Gilberto, a pioneering figure of bossa nova, and Gilberto Gil, acclaimed both for his musical innovation and social activism.

The virtual film series, available to audiences across the U.S., will also present a special free tenth anniversary screening of the ultimate Brazilian music documentary, Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music, plus live conversations with the directors and special guests.

For program information, dates and streaming instructions visit our website.

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