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Renard Lecture: On the Road in Latin America: a Cinematic JourneyMonday, January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Monday, January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
Monday, January 29
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5
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Renard Lecture: On the Road in Latin America: a Cinematic Journey

While regions like East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East steal most of today’s headlines, the 650 million people who live south of our border are too often overlooked and misunderstood by many of us in the USA. This presentation will focuses our attention on Latin Americans–their history, land, and culture–through the lens of cinema. Using film clips from selected road movies, we will travel through cross-sections of the continent, sampling the region’s topographical breadth and rich cultural traditions from the Andes Mountains to the rainforests of the Amazon and the plateaus of Patagonia.

Bill Costanzo is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Film and has taught at Westchester Community College for more than forty years. He has published six books on writing and film, including “Great Films and How to Teach Them” (NCTE, 2004), “The Writer’s Eye: Composition in the Multimedia Age“ (McGraw – Hill, 2007), and “Reading the Movies “(now available on Kindle), and his latest book, “World Cinema Through Global Genres”.

PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am