Tuesday lecture series! Film Series : No Borders: Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Children of Men

2006, Alfonso Cuarón, USA/UK, 109 min. With Clive Owen, Julianne Moore.

Show Times

  • Sun, Sep 25th 5:15pm
  • Tue, Sep 27th 6:00pm

"Made with palpable energy, intensity and excitement, it compellingly creates a world gone mad that is uncomfortably close to the one we live in. It is a BLADE RUNNER for the 21st century, a worthy successor to that epic of dystopian decay." — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The year is 2027; a human child has not been born in eighteen years; the world is in chaos; and, in Britain, rebels are fighting the government's harsh anti-immigrant policies. The series’ only Hollywood studio film, CHILDREN OF MEN affords the opportunity to review the global successes and compromises that New Mexican Cinema has helped to generate in the wake of the collapse of state funding in the 1990s. It also presents us with an overlooked category: the “Latin American gaze” at the rest of the world. Ten years on, Cuarón’s apocalyptic vision of a repressive, isolated England is beginning to look prophetic. Comparing similar long takes in other Cuarón pictures like Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN and GRAVITY, we will discuss whether the auteur is alive or dead in contemporary Latin American film. In English. 35mm. (Daniel R. Quiles)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Lecture by Daniel R. Quiles, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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