This course is an introduction to the classics of Mexican Cinema, from silent film until today.
How has cinema shaped ideas about Mexican identity? How does it help us understand important events like the Mexican Revolution or key contemporary issues like immigration? We will explore this question by watching films from a range of genres including melodrama, horror, comedy, and the romantic comedy. We will also study important Mexican stars such as Cantinflas and El Santo.
SPAN 326 Spring 2021; CRN 49961; TR 12:30-1:50