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Before and After Tyranny: Chile

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  Chilean cinema was almost nonexistant during the repressive rule of Augusto Pinochet. But since the ’90s, a new generation of filmmakers have revived a film industry still dealing with the lasting trauma of everyday violence. Join filmmaker Alvaro Ceppi as he explores Chile’s cinematic landscape from the capital city of Santiago to the port city of Valparaíso, and from ... Read More »

New Argentine Cinema: Argentina

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  In the past decade, Argentina has seen the explosion of a new generation of moviemakers. Andrea Chignoli is your guide to New Argentine Cinema, the naturalistic and socially conscious films that sometimes straddle the line between documentary and fiction. Visit the rugged landscapes of Patagonia and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Also, find out why Madonna avoided Argentina while filming Evita ... Read More »

Ideas of North: Canada

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Head to Hollywood North and explore the country that has stood in for the rest of the world. Museyon Guide Jason Anderson visits the “Paris” of The Moderns, the “New York” of Capote and The Incredible Hulk and the “Wyoming” of Brokeback Mountain — just a few places Canada has played onscreen. For a taste of Canada’s own cinematic history, ... Read More »

Picture Perfect: Puerto Rico

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  Puerto Rico is an island with many faces, from bustling San Juan to biolumeniscent bays of Bahia Mosquito. Join your guide Jose Lustre, Jr., as he tours the birthplace of Oscar-winning actors Benicio Del Toro, Rita Moreno, and José Ferrer. Visit the historical sites of San Juan seen in Amistand and the untouched beaches of Viques captured in Lord ... Read More »

Film and Reality: Mexico City, Mexico

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  Mexico City is a city on the brink. A new power player in media, the Mexican capital plays host to Mexican, America and European film crews hoping to capture its vibrant beauty and rich history. Tour the city’s distinct neighborhoods with Enrique Ramirez for glimpses of Mexican cinema’s past, and its future. Stop by the offices of Canana Film, ... Read More »

An Imaginary South: Southern USA

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The American South is deeply tied-up in mythology. While onscreen it’s immortalized in classics like Gone With The Wind — a film shot in California and starring a British actress — the real South is as complex as the wide variety of films that have tried to capture it. Join Meakin Armstrong as he travels the South from Atlanta and ... Read More »

The Manhattan Project: New York City, USA

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  New York has inspired, awed and even disgusted many an artist. With it’s distinct neighborhoods, colorful history and ever-changing face, the city has had a long love affair with the camera. Nisha Gopalan traces the city’s cinematic cameos from Manhattan’s bohemian downtown haunts from Desperately Seeking Susan, through Taxi Driver’s Times Square and to the glitzy uptown world Breakfast ... Read More »

Haunting and Beautiful: San Francisco, USA

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  Maybe it’s the topography, or maybe it’s the climate, but whatever the reason, San Francisco is easy on the camera. Join Liz Brown for a whirlwind tour of San Francisco’s celluloid face — from Vertigo and the Maltese Falcon to Dirty Harry and The Pursuit of Happyness. Visit scenes from the hard-boiled films from the 1940s to the 1960s, ... Read More »

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