Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands
Mon. 10/28 7p: Scholar and Professor A. Gabriel Melendez joins us in studio for a conversation about his newest book entitled Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands (Rutgers University Press, 2013). The book examines how New Mexico, situated within the boundaries of the United States, became a stand-in for the exotic non-western world that tourists, artists, scientists, and others sought to possess at the dawn of early filmmaking. The book also highlights “film moments” in this region’s history including the “filmic turn” ushered in by Chicano/a filmmakers who created new ways to represent their community and region.