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Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo sees her mission as "channeling the hopes and dreams of a people." Clearly, political commitment has inspired her choice of subjects. With themes ranging from state repression to AIDS, Portillo’s films include: Después del Terremoto, the Oscar-nominated Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead, The Devil Never Sleeps, and Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena. The first study of Portillo and her films, this collection is collaborative and multifaceted in approach, emphasizing aspects of authorial creativity, audience reception, and production processes typically hidden from view. Rosa Linda Fregoso, the volume editor, has organized the book into three parts: interviews (by Fregoso and Kathleen Newman and B. Ruby Rich); critical perspectives (essays by Fregoso, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Sylvie Thouard, Norma Iglesias, and Barbara McBane); and production materials (screenplays, script notes, storyboards, etc.). This innovative collection provides "inside" information on the challenges of making independent films. By describing the production constraints Portillo has surmounted, Fregoso deepens our appreciation of this gifted filmmaker’s life, her struggles, and the evolution of her art.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction. Tracking the Politics of Love
  2. pp. 1-23
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  1. PART ONE. The Woman Behind the Camera
  2. p. 25
  1. One. Interview with Lourdes Portillo (1998)
  2. pp. 27-39
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  1. Two. Interview with Lourdes Portillo (1994)
  2. pp. 40-47
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  1. Three. Interview with Lourdes Portillo (1990) by
  2. pp. 48-73
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  1. PART TWO. Critical Perspectives
  2. pp. 75-80
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  1. Four. Devils and Ghosts, Mothers and Immigrants: A Critical Retrospective of the Works of Lourdes Portillo
  2. pp. 81-101
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  1. Five. Ironic Framings: A Queer Reading of the Family (Melo)drama in Lourdes Portillo's The Devil Never Sleeps/El diablo nunca duerme
  2. pp. 102-118
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  1. Six. Performances of The Devil Never Sleeps/El diablo nunca duerme
  2. pp. 119-143
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  1. Seven. Who Is the Devil, and How or Why Does He or She Sleep?: Viewing a Chicana Film in Mexico
  2. pp. 144-159
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  1. Eight. Pinning Down the Bad-Luck Butterfly: Photography and Identity in the Films of Lourdes Portillo
  2. pp. 160-185
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  1. PART THREE. Production Materials
  2. pp. 192-193
  1. Nine. Script Notes for Despues del Terremoto
  2. pp. 194-202
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  1. Ten. Cast List for Despues del Terremoto
  2. pp. 203-206
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  1. Eleven. Funding Application for Despues del Terremoto
  2. pp. 207-209
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  1. Twelve. Letter for Oscar Nomination of Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
  2. p. 210
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  1. Thirteen. Transcript for Narration of La Ofrenda
  2. pp. 211-238
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  1. Fourteen. Transcript for Interviews in La Ofrenda
  2. pp. 239-242
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  1. Fifteen. Screenplay for Columbus on Trial
  2. pp. 243-255
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  1. Sixteen. Floor Plans for Set Design of Columbus on Trial
  2. pp. 256-258
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  1. Seventeen. Storyboard for Columbus on Trial
  2. pp. 259-280
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  1. Appendix.
  2. pp. 283-295
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  1. Filmography
  2. p. 296
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  1. Major Awards and Honors
  2. pp. 297-299
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 300-311
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 312-313
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 314-316
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780292789128
Related ISBN
9780292725249
MARC Record
OCLC
693783037
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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