Past Event

Master Class: Latin American Cinema

August 20, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro - Instituto Brasileiro de Audiovisual

School of The Arts Professor and former Program Director of the Lincoln Center Film Society, Richard Peña will deliver a Master Class at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro, one of the most prestigious Film Schools in Brazil. The Master Class will be a part of a week of events at the school, to welcome the new students.

Professor Peña will screen “Somos lo que hay” (2010), directed by Jorge Michel Grau, and, afterwards, hold a discussion on the context of the Latin American cinema.

Richard Peña

Richard Peña has been at Columbia since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003; from 2006 - 2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. Mr. Peña has also served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, he has organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Gabriel Figueroa, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese Soviet and Argentine cinema. He is also currently the co-host of Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13.