Guest post by Sylvia Martinez. The 2018 Latino Film Festival is about a week away! Planning for the festival began in the summer of 2017. With the help of Latino Studies faculty and graduate students, we settled on a theme and list of potential films by early September. This year’s theme, “Latinx Spaces,” seeks to… Read more »
As audience members, we seem to intuitively know how to interpret films. We accurately categorize films as fiction and documentary without giving it a second thought. But how do we know which films are fiction or nonfiction? What conventions do filmmakers draw from to code their films as representations of fantasy or reality?
This post is a pretty early push for a film I am incredibly excited to see: Joachim Trier’s THELMA, showing at the Indiana University Cinema on January 5 and 6, 2018. Yes, these screenings are still weeks away, but I wholeheartedly believe my anticipation for seeing a film that The Independent (a British online news… Read more »
Guest post by Nora Zeng. I was presented the opportunity to interview Korean-American filmmaker Andrew Ahn. His works include short films Dol (First Birthday), Andy, and the feature film SPA NIGHT. Andrew Ahn’s films explore Korean-American and queer identities, while challenging American film culture to expand and diversify. We are honored to select Andrew Ahn… Read more »