CLAS Cinema is an initiative of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of the University of Pittsburgh with the objective of sharing the contemporary visual culture of Latin America with students, professors, the community and the general public. Latin American Cinema is among the best in the world. As in literature, Latin American film has a long history of examining social and political issues related to the diverse countries of the region through a range of cinematographic genres.
The film series pays tribute to the talent and imagination of those involved in every aspect of Latin American cinema production. The filmmakers demonstrate a constant desire for innovation in the screenplay writing as well as in production, acting and directing. New strategies are developed in order to overcome production obstacles, particularly financial ones.
Consequently, filmgoers will find that Latin American filmmaking does not employ a great deal of special effects. Instead, the medium relies more upon the strength of screenplay, strong acting skills, and, often by the effective use of less expensive technical resources –natural light, hand-held cameras, and even efficient use of video instead of film.
Location: all films at
Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium
English subtitles, completely free, and open to the public!
6:30 p.m. -- Pizza
7:00 p.m. -- Movie