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Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas

April 16-18, 2009, Arizona State University
at the Downtown Phoenix campus


The Happening is a means to submit papers for publication by the Bilingual Press. It surveys and makes available thousands of visual resources, both film and stills.

Special emphasis on women warriors and noble bandidas and on the good and good-bad heroes of 1910

The Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas Happening will:

Introduce you to the exciting field of social bandit studies which for the first time is being applied to popular culture

• Highlight and make available to you the 20,000 stills and 400 films in our collection of Latina/o noble outlaws and warrior women and men

• Offer visually-rich presentations of contemporary Chicana art on warrior women and female super heroes

• Introduce you to the female counterparts of the leaders of the Revolution of 1910 and of heroes like Zorro and the Cisco Kid

• Provide engrossing national and international papers on bold caballeros and noble bandidas to be published by the Bilingual Press

• Discuss the creation of courses on noble outlaws in popular culture

• Discuss the creation of courses on The Mexican Revolution of 1910 and its cultural legacy in the United States

• Invite your contributions to the project websites that are online:

                     Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas
                     The Mexican Revolution of 1910 and its Cultural Legacy

The films!
It is said that films arelike life, but with the boring parts eliminated. The eight film sessions (two hours each) have carefully been crafted to present juicy and germane selections from multiple films organized in specific discussion topics.

Thursday, April 16th
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm               Film Theme 1: Selections from the María Felix Warrior                                              Woman and Vamp Films
                                             From Juana Gallo to Doña Diabla; From La Valentina to La                                              Devoradora, and every film in between

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Film Theme 2: Hispanic Research Center
                                             Film Documentaries: Bold Caballeros and Noble Bandidas;                                              Mexican Revolution of 1910; Life and Career of María Félix

Friday, April 17th
9:00 am – 11:00 am             Film Theme 3: What do Women Want? About Revolutions                                              of Course!  Taxonomy of female motivations for going to                                              war; Women  and children at war: Armas y crío

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Film Theme 4: Great Novels and other Narratives and                                              Their Adaptations into Film
                                             Mariano Azuela, Rómulo Gallegos, Martín Luis Guzmán and                                              others

Saturday, April 18th

8:00 am – 10:00 am             Film Theme 5: Revolution from the Radical Left to the Far                                              Right
From Eisenstein to Marcela Fernández Violante to La                                              Cristiada of the Cristeros

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm               Film Theme 6: Athletic Outlaws: Lights Camera, Action!                                              “Athletic but feminine”: From silent stars to Post-millennial                                              Female Warriors; Fairbanks, Flynn, Lancaster and other filmic                                              acrobats

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm               Film Theme 7: The Music of Revolution, The Revolution                                              of  Music
                                             Adelita, La Valentina, “airados americanos,” Knocking on                                              Heaven’s Gate

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm               Film Theme 8: Gringo Interpretations: The Good, The                                              Bad, The Ugly
                                             The many faces of Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and                                              Joaquín Murríeta