Spring 2010 Events
"Sirens, Screams, and Static: Polyphony in Bush Mama and other LA Rebillion Films"
Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 101 BCSB
Presenter: Professor Paula Massood, Brooklyn College
This week The Proseminar in Cinema and Culture welcomes guest speaker Paula Massood. Her lecture is titled “Sirens, Screams, and Static: Polyphony in Bush Mama and other LA Rebellion Films,” and analyzes the construction of an aural cityscape by such independent African American filmmakers as Charles Burnett and Haile Gerima.
Professor Massood’s talk is scheduled for April 1 at 7pm in 101 BCSB and will be followed by a screening of Bush Mama (Gerima, 1979) and a question and answer session.
Professor of film at Brooklyn College and at the CUNY Graduate Center, Paula Massood has written extensively on African American Cinema, as well as the city in cinema. She is the author of Black City Cinema: African American Urban Experiences in Film (Temple Univ. Press, 2003), the forthcoming Making a Promised Land: Harlem and African American Visual Production (Rutgers University Press) and the editor of The Spike Lee Reader (Temple Univ. Press, 2008).
This event is part of an ongoing CCL course: The City Symphony and its Afterlives (48:112), organized by Erica Stein, PhD student in Film Studies. All screenings are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Institute for Cinema and Culture and International Programs.
Fall 2010 Events
The fall 2010 Proseminar in Cinema and Culture
All films are shown with English subtitles and open to the public.
All films are shown on Thursday evenings at 7:00 P.M. in 101 BCSB
Latin American Comedy
AUGUST 26, 2010 – THE MEXICAN TRAMP
Ahí está el detalle (Juan Bustillo Oro, Mexico 1940; 112 min)
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 – THE ARGENTINE CLOWN
Payaso (Lucas Demare, Argentina 1952; 93 min)
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 – CARNAVAL CARIOCA
Carnaval Atlântida (José Carlos Burle, Brazil 1952; 95 min)
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 – UNIVERSAL HORROR TOOK A WRONG TURN AT ALBUQUERQUE
Chabelo y Pepito contra los monstruos (José Estrada, Mexico 1973; 90 min)
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 – GRINDHOUSE: LATSPLOITATION EDITION
Sangre de vírgenes (Emilio Vieyra, Argentina 1967; 72 min)
Satanico Pandemonium (Gilberto Martínez Solares, Mexico 1975; 90 min)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 – BLEEPING UNDERGROUND
Bang Bang (Andrea Tonacci, Brazil 1971; 85 min)
OCTOBER 7, 2010 – YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A PERMIT FOR THAT REVOLUTION
Death of a Bureaucrat (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba 1966; 85 min)
OCTOBER 14, 2010 – LAUGHTER, INTERRUPTED
Palomita blanca (Raoul Ruiz, Chile 1973; 125 min)
OCTOBER 21, 2010 – NOT DEAD YET
Esperando la carroza (Alejandro Doria, Argentina 1985; 87 min)
OCTOBER 28, 2010 – NOBODY’S PERFECT
Dona Flor and her Two Husbands (Bruno Barreto, Brazil 1977; 110 min)
NOVEMBER 4, 2010 – CAPITALIST VAMPIRES DISCOVER SUNSCREEN
Vampires in Havana (Juan Padrón, Cuba 1986; 80 min)
Elpidio Valdés contra la policía en Nueva York (Juan Padrón, Cuba 1976; 7 min)
Filminuto Series (Various, Cuba 1980-present; 1 min)
NOVEMBER 11, 2010 – ART CINEMA ISN’T FUNNY
GUEST SPEAKER Laura Podalsky, Ohio State University
Silvia Prieto (Martín Rejtman, Argentina 1999; 92 min)
NOVEMBER 18, 2010 – CRAWL, DON’T RUN
La estrategia del caracol (Sergio Cabrera, Colombia 1993; 116 min)
DECEMBER 2, 2010 – THE LITTLEST WHOREHOUSE IN THE AMAZON
Pantaleón y las visitadoras (Francisco Lombardi, Perú 2000; 137 min)
DECEMBER 9, 2010 – VIGILANTE JUSTICE, EN ESPAÑOL
Libertador Morales, el justiciero (Efterpi Charalambidis, Venezuela 2009; 106 min)
Cédula ciudadano (Diego Velasco, Venezuela 2000; 24 min)
Tarde de machos (Carlos Caridad Montero, Venezuela 2001; 12 min)
This series is organized by Nilo Couret, PhD student in Film Studies
This series is generously sponsored by International Programs and the Latin American Studies Program.