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Centre of Latin American Studies

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Mexican Culture: Programme of talks and screenings

Disonancias: The Language of Irreverence in Creative Media in Mexico (film, opera, poetry and art)

The Centre of Latin American Studies is proud to be co-hosting a series of talks and screenings related to Mexican culture to celebrate 2015 as the year of Mexico in the UK. ‘Disonancias: The Language of Irreverence in Creative Media in Mexico (film, opera, poetry and art)’ is an exciting programme of events on poetry, film and opera, held at Trinity College, Cambridge, between 16 October and 20 November.

Convenors: Alfredo Modenessi and Erica Segre

A collaboration between the Centre of Latin American Studies (Cambridge), the Centre for Mexican Studies (UNAM-King’s College, London) and Trinity College.

Registration is free and all are welcome. Films are subtitled.

Time and venue: 5.15pm, Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge.                       

ON FILM: Friday, 16 October 2015

Alonso Ruizpalacios, film and theatre director

Screening of his award-winning film Güeros, an irreverent drama and mock road movie set in the midst of student protests and the crisis of dissent in a delirious Mexico City. Introduced by the director; screening followed by Q&A. This co-production with the UNAM obtained the prize for best first feature in the Berlin Film Festival 2014 (along with other recognitions worldwide) and the ‘Ariel’ for Best Film of 2014 awarded by the Mexican Film Academy.

On ART AND OPERA: Friday, 23 October 2015

Marcela Rodríguez, critically acclaimed composer.

Presentation and screening of the video of her opera ‘Las cartas de Frida’/ ‘Frida Kahlo’s Letters’, (2011) performed in Mexico City and recorded for Canal 22. Staging directed by Jesusa Rodríguez, with soprano Catalina Pereda and the Tempus Fugit Ensemble. Based on the surprising and irreverent correspondence of the celebrated artist, revolutionary and icon of deviant sexuality. Followed by Q&A with the composer.

On POETRY: Friday 20 November 2015

Prof. Aurora González Roldán, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM.

'Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Poetics of Freedom'​: talk on the iconic poet, feminist and intellectual of the colonial Golden Age, who struggled against orthodoxy and sexism in pursuit of creative ingenuity.