Cinema Tropical (New York, NY)
How Latin America became an international epicenter of cinema. It’s been almost 20 years since the emergence of the ‘New Argentinean cinema,’ which fostered the arrival of a new generation of filmmakers that would drastically change local modes of production and narratives. The Argentinean case served as inspiration for many Latin American countries, creating an impressive artistic outburst, and breaking film production as well box office records throughout the region. Yet, despite of the greatness of recent Latin American cinema, it remains largely overlooked.
Carlos A. Gutiérrez is a film/video programmer, cultural promoter and arts consultant based in New York City. As a guest curator, he has presented several film/video series at different cultural institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and BAMcinématek. Along with Mahen Bonetti, he curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as a member of the jury and the selection committees for various film festivals including the Morelia Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, SANFIC – Santiago Film Festival, and DocsDF, among others. He has served as both expert nominator and panelist for the Rockefeller Fellowship Program for Mexican Film & Media Arts and for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, as well as a screening panelist for the Oscars’ Academy Awards for film students. He holds MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).