The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU and Cinema Tropical presents a conversation with film director Rodrigo Reyes (499) and Laura Torres Rodríguez (NYU Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese) on the brutal legacies of colonialism in contemporary Mexico.
499 is made available to stream from November 8-15, 2021. This opportunity is exclusively for NYU students, faculty, and staff. Please sign up and access the film here.
About the Speakers:
Rodrigo Reyes, Mexican director Rodrigo Reyes has won awards for his films around the world, screening at Morelia International Film Festival, BFI London and the Museum of Modern Art. His work has received the support of The Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), Sundance and Tribeca Institutes as well as many others. His films have screened on America ReFramed and Netflix, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim and Creative Capital Awards. In 2020, his latest film, 499, won Best Cinematography at Tribeca Film Festival, the Special Jury Award at Hot Docs as well as the Special Jury Prize at EBS International Documentary Film Festival and the Golden Frog for Best Docudrama at Energa Camerimage.
Laura J. Torres-Rodríguez is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Department Spanish and Portuguese. She is the author of Orientaciones transpacíficas: La modernidad mexicana y el espectro de Asia (North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures, 2019).
CineTropiCLACS is a joint endeavor of CLACS and Cinema Tropical that builds on over a decade of collaborative programming to bring together screenings of recent, critically-acclaimed films and insightful conversations with directors and members of NYU’s academic community to reflect on the nuances of the U.S. Latinx and Latin American experience.