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Spanish Cinema During Franco's Reign (1939-1975): "Death of a Cyclist" (1955, Juan Antonio Bardem)

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Despite General/Dictator Francisco Franco's repressive and censorious nearly forty year reign, Spanish cinema thrived during the years of 1939-1975. Many directors, screenwriters, and intellectuals were imprisoned, exiled, or murdered during this reign. By utilizing films such as Juan Antonio Bardem's "Death of a Cyclist," Carlos Saura's "Cria Cuervos," and the inimitable Victor Erice's "The Spirit of the Beehive," (amongst many others), there is a treasure trove of contemplative, understated, and thrilling cinematic reactions to a Fascist regime. This class intends to pursue the overarching theme of Fascism, political repression during Fascist Regimes (particularly in Franco's Spain), and the role of cinema as a response.

The first session, held Saturday, February 16 at 11am (note morning time!), will be a screeing and discussion of "Death of a Cyclist" (1955, Juan Antonio Bardem).

Teacher: 
Zachary Taylor
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 11:00
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jenniferdopazo's picture

What a great idea for a class... I've been seeing movies from the Franco era, but this will be a great plus!

jenniferdopazo's picture

What a great idea for a class... I've been seeing movies from the Franco era, but this will be a great plus!

For those of us in Evacuation Zone A on the Q line, here are three possible travel itinieraries: 

Q to Atlantic, walk outside needing extra fare on G from Fulton (Laf/Fulton) to Greenpoint Av/exit India/ManhAv
Turn left onto Freeman, 155 Freeman St
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B68 at 9.30 am to Pritchard Sq; walk to PPW/15 St to G to Greenpoint Av arriving 10.36am
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Q at 9.30 to Prospect; Empire Blvd/Washington B43 Grnpt Box St
to manHAv & Eagle St arr. 10.39am + 2 minute walk

 

 

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