Home / Sun Devil Shelf Life / Experimental Latin American Cinema
Published: 
January 2013
ISBN: 
9780292744158

College or Unit:

Experimental Latin American Cinema

Author: 
Cynthia Tompkins

Analyzing 17 recent films by eleven different filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, Cynthia Tompkins uses a comparative approach that finds commonalities among the disparate works in terms of their influences, aesthetics, and techniques. Tompkins introduces each film first in its sociohistorical context before summarizing it and then subverting its canonical interpretation. Pivotal to her close readings of the films and their convergences as a collective cinema is Tompkins’s application of Deleuzian film theory and the concept of the time-image as it pertains to the treatment of time and repetition

Bio

Cynthia Tompkins is a faculty member with the School of International Letters and Cultures.