Episode 31: Latin American Cinema / Class Pictures

How to Listen

First Segment

Guests: Margherita Tortora
0:00 - 29:39 - interview with Margherita Tortora about Latin American filmmaker series

Second Segment

Guests: Brian Meacham, Carolyn Jacobs, Andrew Vielkind
29:40 - 1:04:34 - interview about the role of the film archive, and about the Class Pictures screening night


On this week's episode of Deep Focus, host Tom Breen talks with Yale Spanish teacher Margherita Tortora about her new series that brings filmmakers from Latin America to the Elm City for post-screening discussions with students and the general public alike. The series concludes this weekend with a 5-film tribute to Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, one of the founding fathers of post-revolutionary Cuban cinema. For the second segment of the show, Tom talks with Yale film archivist Brian Meacham and graduate students Andrew Vielkind and Carolyn Jacobs about a night of screenings that focuses on the history and practice of the film archive.

Video Links

Clip from Strawberry & Chocolate (1994) by Tomas Gutierrez Alea.