Short Cuts Episode 1: Alambrista!
Aaron West starts out this new, shorter series with a solo cast about The Criterion Collection’s release of Robert M. Young’s Alambrista. In this short episode, he explores the low budget “guerrilla” filmmaking, the neo-realism, nature of the immigrant, and evaluates the film and Criterion release.
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Posted on October 13, 2015, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I just listened to this today and enjoyed it, although I was surprised you didn’t mention its most obvious cousin in the Collection, El Norte. Two very different movies that tackle the same general issue. That said, I largely agreed with your assessment of the movie – good, not great, worth watching for anyone interested in the subject. I think El Norte is a great movie, though.
I have a good answer for that! I haven’t seen El Norte, and while I am aware of it’s similar theme (and own it), I didn’t feel qualified to bring it up. Maybe it will be worth doing a solo compare/contrast podcast someday.
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