Manuel Betancourt

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Manuel Betancourt is a queer Colombian writer who believes everything you need to know about life you can learn from Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother. He's a contributing editor to Film Quarterly and a film columnist at Electric Literature. He's a contributor to the award-winning graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom (2018) and its sequel, The Cardboard Kingdom: Roar of the Beast (2021) as well as the author of the 33 1/3 book on Judy at Carnegie Hall (2020). His work has appeared in The New York Times, Film Comment, Vulture, The Atlantic, and BuzzFeed Reader among others.

Articles by Manuel Betancourt:

  • January 29, 2021

    Sundance 2021: In the Same Breath Review

    Nanfu Wang chronicles both China’s and the U.S.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and tells a story of twinned reactions of culturally-specific governmental failures.