Monday, 10 August 2009

Studies of 'Third Cinema' and anti-Eurocentric film culture


Subtitled introduction to the first part of Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino's 1968 Third Cinema classic La hora de los hornos/The Hour of the Furnaces (made by the Grupo Cine Liberación collecive), 1968 on YouTube. Also see the first part ('Neocolonialismo y violencia'/'Neocolonialism and Violence') in its entirety, without subtitles, HERE.

Two events in particular provoked Film Studies For Free's posting, today, of a webliography of openly accessible, online material about Third Cinema and anti-Eurocentric film culture: the revamping of the website of Michael Chanan, one of the most important anglophone writers on Third Cinema (note the updated page for his online essays and papers and his new blog address); and the publication of a new issue of online film journal Offscreen (volume 13, issue 6), with an article on Third Cinema by Nicola Marzano.

The film-studies links are below, but first, here are links to three essential 'Third Cinema' Manifestos: Julio García Espinosa, 'For an Imperfect Cinema' ; Glauber Rocha, 'Aesthetic of Hunger'; and Fernando Solanas and Octavio Getino, 'Towards a Third Cinema' (Published online courtesy of Revolutionen aus dem Off: EINE RETROSPEKTIVE DES DRITTEN KINOS IM AUFBRUCH, ZEUGHAUSKINO BERLIN, April 18-May 27, 2009)

6 comments:

Kishore Budha / किशोर बुधा said...

A great resource and work Catherine.

Matthew Holtmeier said...

Ahh, some very useful links here. Thank you! Much easier to have 'Towards a Third Cinema' on its own.

ADRIAN said...

Gosh! Another week for reading, thank you so much Catherine!

Matthew Holtmeier said...

Also, if anyone finds this post while researching Third Cinema, definitely read Michael Chanan's 'The Changing Geography of Third Cinema' after reading the manifestos themselves. The study of Third Cinema has had an interesting, and often confused, history, and Chanan's article details this quite well.

I'd also recommend the David E. James on 'Proletarian Avant-Garde in LA' for an interesting read on what Third Cinema (might) looks like in the States.

Catherine Grant said...

Thanks a lot, Matthew, for these helpful recommendations.

osakue omoera said...

I find this effort very interesting and innovative. Thanks Catherine. More power o your elbow on this Herculean job.