Hollywood Goes Latin: Spanish-Language Cinema in Los Angeles
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About the Author
María Elena de las Carreras is a Fulbright scholar from Argentina, living in Los Angeles, California, since 1987. A lecturer in film studies at UCLA and Cal State Northridge, she is a regular collaborator of the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles and an accredited journalist at the Berlin Film Festival since 1986. In 2017 she co-curated the U.C.L.A. Film & Television Archive series "Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1930". Since 2014 she has been a researcher and interviewer for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual History Program. Publications include "A case of entente cordiale between State and Church", chapter in Moralizing Cinema; "The 'Setentista' discourse in recent Argentine political documentaries", Arctic Antarctic, vol. 6 no. 6, 2012; "Luis Buñuel's quarrel with the Catholic Church", Buñuel, siglo XXI. Spain: Instituto Fernando el Católico; "The Catholic Vision in Hollywood", Film History, 14, 2, 2002; "El control de cine en la Argentina: 1968-1984", and "El control del cine en la Argentina: 1984-1991", Foro Político, Revista del Instituto de Ciencias Políticas, Buenos Aires, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, XIX.
Jan-Christopher Horak is Director of UCLA Film & Television Archive and Professor for Critical Studies. He received his PhD. from the Westfählische Wilhelms-Universät in Münster, Germany. His book publications include: Film and Photo in the 1920s, Anti-Nazi-Films Made by German Jewish Refugees in Hollywood, The Dream Merchants: Making and Selling Films in Hollywood's Golden Age, Lovers of Cinema. The First American Film Avant-Garde 1919-1945, Saul Bass. Anatomy of Film Design. He is co-editor of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, which won SCMS Best Edited Collection Award, and the Andor Kraszna-Kraus Film Book Award.