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Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro visits Austin

Celebrated Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro will be visiting Austin, Texas for three exciting events this week. On Monday at 7:30, the Austin Film Society will present a screening of Ventos de Agosto (2014), Mascaro’s first feature narrative film, followed by a Q&A with the director, mediated by UT professor Jason Borge. The

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A Dispatch from Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Fest, Austin’s very own genre-movie film festival, wrapped up yesterday, and Latin America and Spain were all very well-represented in this year’s offerings— 10 films by my count (if you include the international co-productions Autómata and Necrofobia 3D, a film I skipped on). (I saw half of these.) What

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Sports and Politics on Display Again

As Brazil prepares to host two of the world’s largest sporting extravaganzas, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, this summer’s FIFA Confederations Cup has already offered a preview of what we may see over the next few years as the country takes its place in the global spotlight.

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Zombies VS. The Ángel de la Independencia

As I scrolled through my daily readings on my phone I came across an image that confused me: Mexico City’s iconic Ángel de la Independencia statue surrounded by a sea of people with the buildings around it burning in the background. At first I wondered, why are there people all around the

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La caja 507

The most recent films of Enrique Urbizu illustrate an interesting thematic trend: both La caja 507 and No habrá paz para los malvados depict Spain and its people as victims at the center of vast conspiracies involving international capital. In La caja 507, Modesto Pardo lives in an unnamed town

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Guest Post: Diana Norton on LO IMPOSIBLE

By Diana Norton: The Impossible (Lo imposible) is slick and well-made film telling the story of a family on Holiday in Thailand, whose fun-filled vacation at a luxury beach resort is rocked by the 2004 tsunami. However, its slow plot and narrow focus have brought criticism surrounding its portrayal the

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What We’re Reading: «Heredia Detective»

This graphic novel by Ramón Díaz Eterovic takes place in Santiago, Chile where a detective with a penchant for movies takes on the case of a women who was murdered while exiting a movie theatre. Serial killings, vintage film references and a touch of the noir genre make this an

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