"Cultura y cine: Hispanoamérica hoy lives up to its title and then some, with eight noteworthy feature films opening the door to a wide cross-section of cultural topics. These range from music and literature to political and social issues, and span a variety of countries, some of which receive less attention in other textbooks. Moreover, Cultura y cine meets the needs of today’s learners by providing ample opportunities for meaningful communication in the target language as well as effective use of new technologies. Authors Mary McVey Gill and Teresa Méndez-Faith are to be commended for this welcome addition to the field of intermediate and advanced Spanish language and culture."
—Laura Dennis, University of the Cumberlands
Mary McVey Gill has authored and co-authored many widely adopted Spanish textbooks and language references, including Cinema for Spanish Conversation and ¡De pelicula! for Focus.
Teresa Méndez-Faith, essayist, literary critic, and author of numerous textbooks and literary anthologies in Spanish, teaches Spanish and Latin American literature at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.