This blog is part of the courses on film, art, literature, and media
given by Dr.
Hudson Moura, Toronto, Canada.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Course: Luso-Brazilian Short Story

University of Toronto
Department of Spanish & Portuguese

PRT 458H1S  The Luso-Brazilian Short Story
Spring 2014 – Jan 8-April 2
Instructor: Dr. Hudson Moura
Schedule: Wed 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ability to read Portuguese. Class will be conducted in English.

The development of the Luso-Brazilian short story, from the oral tradition to its modern literary form, various short story theories and genres will be examined through a close reading and analysis of selected works and film adaptations from Machado de Assis, Eça de Queiroz, Graciliano Ramos, Mia Couto, João Guimarães Rosa, José Saramago, Clarice Lispector, Murilo Rubião, Adélia Prado and others.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Film Workshop: Editing Diversity

Film Workshop: Editing Diversity
Instructor: Hudson Moura
Date: Thursday, June 27th, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Local: OCAD University
 - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Film editing lecture and hands-on workshop focusing on gender and sexual diversity films. It will introduce participants to the effects of montage in cinema, and its development within film history and theory.
Case Study: The Secret Files of Amylton de Almeida Director’s Cut (2004/2013, documentary, 52 min., dir. Hudson Moura). For 40 years Amylton de Almeida was one of the most prolific and influential Brazilian documentarians and film critics, as well as a LGBT and cultural activist. He died of emphysema in 1995, just before the beginning of the editing of his debut work as a fictional feature director, inspired by Douglas Sirk and Rainer W. Fassbinder films. A few days later, his family discovered five letters addressed to five friends; his secret files.
Dr. Hudson Moura teaches film and media courses at OCAD University and Ryerson University. Also, he serves as programmer at BRAFFTV-Brazilian Film and Television Festival.
Cost: Free
Enrollment is limited to: 10
This is an introductory level class. No previous experience is required.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

NFB's Hunger by Peter Foldès

In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want. One of the first films to use computer animation, this satire serves as a cautionary tale against self-indulgence in a world still plagued by hunger and poverty.

Peter Foldes' satirical film was one of the first done with computer animation. It tells the story of a wealthy executive who allows his greed and gluttony to take over his life.