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LUIS BUÑUEL 1900 - 1983

GUILLERMO RODRÍGUEZROMAGUERA Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guillermo Rodríguez-Romaguera published his first short story when he was 12 years old. He is a Princeton University graduate with a master’s degree in film production from the University of Southern California. At USC, he received the Harold Lloyd Foundation Scholarship and won the Caucus Foundation Student Filmmaker Award for his 35mm thesis Playing. He is pursuing a PhD in Comparative Media and Culture where his practical knowledge of the field and his passion for storytelling serve as tools to dissect fiction both in written and visual form. Death in the Garden

Spanning six decades, Luis Buñuel’s film career can perhaps be traced back to his rejection of Catholicism at age 16 when he told his mother he’d been expelled from a Jesuit private institution and opted instead to finish his studies at the local public school in Zaragoza. That realization about the Church’s hypocrisy in a way determined the course of his artistic life – a series of transcultural endeavors that would take him from his native Spain, where he was part of “La generación del 27”, to France where he joined the Surrealist movement, across the Atlantic to failed attempts at a career in Hollywood and where he briefly worked for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, then south of the border to Mexico, where he found a filmmaking niche, and finally to international success with films marred in controversy but subsequently lauded with acclaim. From the emblematic surrealist short Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog 1929) to the Academy Award winning Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972), Buñuel experimented in every genre

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