Film in the 21st Century Global Arena: Spotlight on Brazilian Director José Padilha (Bus 174, Elite Squad, Robocop)


Director José Padilha has Brazil’s top box office successes to his credit (the two Elite Squad films) and is now working on the Hollywood remake of Robocop. His career gives him a special window onto the ways in which globalization is affecting film-making in the 21st century.



Film, National Identity, and Globalization: Culture and Business in the 21st Century” – A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Featuring: José Padilha, Jonathan Barker (SK Films), Kass Banning (Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto) and Hudson Moura (Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Toronto)


Location: Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto

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Elite Squad Screening and Q& A with the Director


Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:00- 9:00pm

Screening (6:00-8:00pm), Q& A with José Padilha (8:00-9:00pm)


Location: Multi-Faith Centre Auditorium, Koffler House, 569 Spadina Avenue

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Co-sponsored by the Cinema Studies Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs.




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