Saturday, April 26, 2014

From Textmex to Mextasy to Eyegiene @ the Filmatic Festival #eyegiene

I am gearing up to finally finish Eyegiene, my long promised book with the University of Texas Press this summer--in celebration, I am starting to do lectures wholly focused on the Eyegiene project (but don't be surprised if I sneak in a few Mextasy bon mots and artworks in the process).  Sunday, April 27, 2014, I am performing the introduction to the new book (subtitle? Permutations of Subjectivity in the Televisual Age of Sex and Race) at the Filmatics Festival @ UCSD curated by Rebecca Webb with the help of cool cinefolks like Neil Kendricks.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bailando Boogaloo With Tucson's Emily Cranz: Chicana Mexican Movie Star from the Late 50s/60s

Just fell into a labyrinth of Mexican cinema history built around Emily Cranz, born Emily Cranz Cantillano--Wikipedia's stub is cut and pasted all over the internets, but not much more comes to the surface quickly.

Here are some publicity shots and stills--one remarkable Textmextian superstar for sure!

Andy Russell y Emily Cranz - Perfidia

The producers of Mad Men found some inspiration here from Caballaos de acero:

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