CMAS PláticArte: Jim Mendiola
Fri, March 21, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Meeting Room 1.118, Student Activity Center (SAC), The University of Texas at Austin
"Make Brown Film!: U.S. Latino Independent Film from 1968 to Now"
This pláticarte by Jim Mendiola provides an overview of the ongoing creation of the U.S. Latino Film Archive, an online, multi-platform, multi-media project telling the history of U.S. Latino independent filmmaking from its beginnings in the late 1960s to contemporary times.
Jim Mendiola is an independent filmmaker, curator, and writer. A Rockefeller Intercultural Media Fellow, Mendiola's films have screened in film festivals, museums, and colleges in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. His projects have been supported by ITVS, Film Independent, Mun2, and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab, among others. Mendiola created the film program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and has programmed for multiple festivals and galleries. He sits on the board of the National Association of Independent Filmmakers. Mendiola is an artist-in-residence at CMAS where he is writing a book and creating a digital archive on the history of U.S. Chicano/Latino independent filmmaking.