This groundbreaking volume is the first to examine the range of Latino media arts, from independent feature production to documentary to experimental video. The essays explore the work of Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, and Latino film and video artists and address avant-garde practices, queer media, and performance art as well as more conventional film and video representations. Includes close readings of a wide variety of films and videos, including Stand and Deliver, American Me, Bedhead, El Mariachi, Carmelita Tropicana, Improper Conduct, Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation, Border Brujo, Mérida Proscrita, and Spitfire. Contributors: Marcos Becquer, Charles Ramírez Berg, C. Ondine Chavoya, Marvin D’Lugo, Claire F. Fox, Ilene S. Goldman, Carmen Huaco-Nuzum, Lillian Jiménez, Alisa Lebow, Scott MacDonald, José Esteban Muñoz, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Kathleen Newman, Christopher Ortiz.
Subjects: Film Studies
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