Dr. Nancy J. Membrez received her Ph.D. from the University of California – Santa Barbara and is presently Associate Professor of Spanish Literature, Culture, Film, and Digital Filmmaking at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the author of numerous articles in her fields of study and has published poems, short stories, and essays in both English and Spanish. Since 2001, Dr. Membrez has made a number of digital short subjects and her first feature film, Portrait in Sepia Tone, is in post-production.
2007 0-7734-5428-4 This book presents a comprehensive evaluation of Argentine screenwriter-director Eliseo Subiela’s life’s work in cinema. Representing a wide range of theoretical approaches, seventeen film scholars from various academic institutions in the United States, England, and Argentina address every one of his films, current to 2006. In addition to the critical studies of Subiela’s films, the book also includes: an autobiographical meditation by Subiela on his own life’s work; an interview with actor Hugo Soto (now deceased) who played Subiela’s most famous creation, Rantés (Man Facing Southeast, 1986); a lengthy conversation with the director himself; and a global look at the director’s life and ideas, which is followed by a list of his international film prizes. This book contains 51 black and white photographs.
2015 0-7734-0085-0 A provocative, insightful new collection of well-documented essays focusing on the poetic dimension of Eliseo Subiela’s films. This book provides a new model for film scholarship for Spanish and Latin American cinematography.