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DESPITE ALL ADVERSITIES: SPANISH-AMERICAN QUEER CINEMA. Andres Lema-Hincapie and Debra A. Castillo. State University of New York Press, Albany, 2015. Genders in the Global South. 320 pp. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781438459110 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: "Despite All Adversities" examines a representative selection of notable queer films by Spanish America's most important directors since the 1950s. Each chapter focuses on a single film and offers rich and thoughtful new interpretations by a prominent scholar. The book explores films from across the region, including Tomas Gutierrez Alea's and Juan Carlos Tabio's "Fresa y chocolate" ("Strawberry and Chocolate," 1993), Marcelo Pineyro's "Plata quemada" ("Burnt Money," 2000), Barbet Schroeder's "La Virgen de los Sicarios" ("Our Lady of the Assassins," 2000), Lucia Puenzo's "XXY" ("XXY," 2007), Francisco J. Lombardi's "No se lo digas a nadie" ("Don't Tell Anyone," 1998), Arturo Ripstein's "El lugar sin limites" ("Hell Without Limits," 1978), among others. A survey of recent lesbian-themed Mexican films is also included.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 169562
Hardcover $90.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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