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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22


FILM 43.02 Family Matters: Pedro Almodovar, Gender Reversals, and New Communities

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, Spain's most internationally acclaimed filmmaker will be studied in this course as representative of what critics have termed the New Spanish Cinema Movement.  Almodóvar's filmmaking, both in aesthetic and cultural terms, addresses issues which will appeal to students interested in understanding how culture, politics, and aesthetics get entangled in ways that “queer” gender identity, family structures, notions of community and the societal expectations and limitations surrounding them. The course will also compare his work with other contemporary filmmakers that have reconfigured in their films the boundaries of “family.” 

Cross Listed Courses

WGSS 56.03

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:CI

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