Topic: Film

Race, Gender and Cinema: Thank You Star Wars for Getting it Right

Dec. 30, 2015

Never underestimate the power of cinema to alter the social landscape. In 1915, 50 years after the Civil War, the movie Birth of a Nation was a box-office hit.

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What Hollywood Can Do to Increase Diversity in STEM

Oct. 26, 2015

If history is any indicator,The Martian,released earlier this month, will likely inspire a new generation of engineers.

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Film Series Complements Ransom Center's "Alice" Exhibition

May 14, 2015
Alice in Wonderland (1951).

The Harry Ransom Center presents the “Young Adventurers Film Series” in conjunction with the current exhibition “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” on view through July 6.

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Perez: For Americans of Mexican descent, Selena’s music helped us tell our story

March 27, 2015

Watching Gregory Nava's 1997 biopic, "Selena," again, I recalled seeing it for the first time. My initial impression then was that the film was nothing more than an extended music video.

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Dances With Mexicans, Disney’s McFarland, U.S.A.

March 8, 2015

For two years in a row, Mexico’s native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015.

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