July 9, 1960 |
|Pen name||Carlos María Ocantos, Diana Hunter, Rita Clavel, Ma. Laura del Río, Mimí Derba, Emma Padilla, Cándida Beltrán, Lupe Vélez, Ana Lobos.|
|Occupation||Writer, Filmmaker, Journalist|
|Children||Thomas Benjamin, William|
|Relative(s)||Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley|
Eduardo Montes-Bradley is a writer-filmmaker born July 9, 1960. He has written and directed biographical film portraits on writers, composers, artists and intellectuals. His documentary Samba On Your Feet, a study on the origins of Samba traditions in Brazil, gained the recognition of African American Studies departments in campuses across the US. Most recently, the Virginia Film Festival premiered Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement. He was awarded a Silver Condor in 2002 for his portrayal of Osvaldo Bayer in "Tells of the Helmsman" (Los cuentos del timonel). Montes-Bradley has also written biographical essays and articles on Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Julian Bond, and Rita Dove amongst others literary figures.</ref> Carlos Maria Ocantos, as well as numerous articles for newspapers and magazines. Montes-Bradley resides in the United States since 1978, and has become an American citizen.
Montes-Bradley was born in Córdoba, Argentina the second of two sons to Nelson Montes-Bradley, founder of Discos Qualiton and Sara Kaplan, born into a family of secular Jewish immigrants from Poland and Bessarabia. The family name Montes-Bradley is the result of the union of two ancestors in 1893: Juan A. Montes Ziegler of Galician and German descent, and Elvira Bradley, descendant of Thomas Osgood Bradley of Haverhill, Massachusetts. In 1961 the family relocated to Rosario, 250 miles east of Córdoba and the second largest city in Argentina. By 1965 they are living in Buenos Aires. The cultural ambiance in the capital city and the relationship of the family with the arts were crucial during his formative years. He attended public school, was brought up agnostic and atheist in a progressive, predominantly left-wing radical environment. In 1973 Montes-Bradley enters High School at the Colegio Nacional Avellaneda. May 25, 1973, marked the end a long period of military rule. General Alejandro Agustín Lanusse steps down as president and Héctor José Cámpora is elected on a Peronist ballot. Shortly after Héctor Campora's inauguration, former president and founder of the Peronist Party, General Juan Domingo Perón returned from exile in Madrid where he spent eighteen years under the protection of Generalisimo Francisco Franco. On September 11, 1973 Salvador Allende is overthrown in a bloody military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet in neighboring Chile. It was a time of profound political turmoil. Montes-Bradley became involved as a student in political activism. The deaths of Pablo Picasso, Pablo Casals, Pablo Neruda and Víctor Jara, all of which also occurred in 1973, had a profound impact in an entire generation. Montes-Bradley will frequently recall 1973 as turning point: "Not because of anything that I might have believed on then, which I most certainly don't believe in now, convictions come and go; but because of the extraordinary experience of living in a home full of music and poetry within the boundaries of a country at the brink Civil War." Three years later, General Jorge Rafael Videla ousted General Peron's third wife and his widow inaugurating a new era of terror which resulted in the death of thousands, thousands more joining the ranks of the desaparecidos and thousands forced into exile.
Life In America
Shortly after the military coup of 1976 -which overthrew the reckless government of Isabel Perón - Montes-Bradley migrated to the United States taking up residence in New York City. In the late seventies he worked as a correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter and El Heraldo del Cine, a Buenos Aires based trade publications in catering the film industry. His first contribution to film can be traced to Margareta Vinterheden's Man maste ju leva, Sweden, 1978. During the same period (late seventies - early eighties) Montes-Bradley worked as editor and assistant editor in a handful of documentaries focusing on Central America: The Nicaraguan and Salvadorean civil wars. In 1984, after the fallout of his first marriage, Montes-Bradley moved to California as publisher/editor of The Entertainment Herald, a bilingual trade magazine on film. The Entertainment Herald was financially supported with advertising from independent production and distribution companies, mostly founding members of the recently founded American Film Marketing Association (AFMA). Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, owners of Cannon Films, were amongst the largest contributors to The Entertainment Herald which finally ceased to exist two years after its foundation. By 1986, EM-B was working as a Director of International Sales for Filmtrust Motion Pictures, a production and distribution company based in Los Angeles, California. Filmtrust was owned by producers Marco Colombo and Christian Halsey-Solomon. In 1989 Montes-Bradley teamed-up with Spanish producer Javier Gracia to write, produce, and direct Double Obsession, a straight-to-video thriller released worldwide by Columbia Tri-Star. In 1995 Montes-Bradley married Argentine actress Sandra Ballesteros, leading-lady in The Kid Napping, E-MB's third and last known fiction flick. Montes-Bradley has produced written and directed biographical documentaries, many under pseudonym inspired on fictitious characters such as Diana Hunter, the blind director-lady who "one day went deep into to the forest and was forever lost" or Rita Clavel. The actual number of pen names used by Montes-Bradley is uncertain, although a constant in his work as a filmmaker and a writer. He's married to producer Soledad Liendo, they have two children.
Docs are safer than fiction, the chances I'll end up married to the lead-actress are very slim considering most of my subjects on my documentaries are either dead or about to join St. Peter.—EM-B, "On Marriage and Film", Toulouse, 2005.
- Julian Bond: Reflections from the Frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement. Heritage Film Project, 2012. Distributed by Filmakers Library - Alexander Street Press, USA. Color and Black and White, HD, 34 min. Julian Bond, former legislator in the state of Georgia and chairman of the NAACP, recalls his days in the Civil Rights Movement, his family liaisons with Paul Robeson, Albert Einstein, and Martin Luther King. "Julian Bond", Premiered at the Virginia Film Festival on November 4, 2012.
- Lisboa. Heritage Film Project, 2012. Produced with a grant from the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC. USA. Color, 16:9 HD, 30 min. Based on the experiences of Brazilian Writer Adriana Lisboa now living in Louisville, Colorado. Shot in February 2012 on location in and around Boulder, Co. Premiered on WHTJ PBS / WCVE PBS, Virginia, also aired by Rocky Mountain PBS.
- Waissman. Heritage Film Project, 2010. Produced by Soledad Liendo. Documentary based on the life and works of contemporary artist Andrés Waissman. "Waissman" premiered on November 23, 2010 on WPBT Channel 2 (PBS). 30 min. 16:9 HD 
- Calzada. Heritage Film Project, 2010. Produced by Soledad Liendo. Documentary on the life and works of Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada. Theatrical Premier took place on January 7, 2010 at the Tower Theatre; TV premier on January 12, 2010 WPBT Channel 2 (PBS). Featuring Humberto Calzada, his early life in Havana, Cuba before the Cuban Revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power, the first years in exile in Miami, and details on his current life as a highly regarded visual artist in the Caribbean. Original Music by Gerardo Aguillón (violin) and José Angel Navarro (guitar). 30 min. 16:9 HD Your Tube exhibit.
- Low Blows: La Raulito. (Original title: "La Raulito: Golpes bajos"). Argentina. 2009. Documentary on La Raulito, historical character, fan-mascot of Boca Juniors, popular and renowned soccer team of Argentina. The documentary follows La Raulito during the last days of her life. Premiered at Mar del Plata International Film Festival on December, 2009. Latin American Selection.
- Evita (The Documentary). Patagonia Film Group, USA, 2007. Documentary on Eva Duarte, former First Lady of Argentina. Evita, illegitimate child without social or economic standing, was determined to make it big in the world of entertainment. Her love affair with a rising political star (Juan Domingo Perón) transformed her into a vital part of Perón's plans to seduce a nation. The charming Evita became a skilled public speaker that fitted perfectly with politics in Argentina. Just imagine Marilyn Monroe with the charisma of Princess Diana, elevated by Joseph Goebbels´s propaganda machine as the indisputable Spiritual Leader of the Nation. The documentary appears to be fair, perhaps the first biography on the subject that strives to be balanced. "Evita" was screened at the Virginia Film Festival, in Charlottesville, on November 4, 2011.
- El gran simulador (The Great Pretender, 2006) is the documentary in which Montes-Bradley mocks a group piqueteros who have been manifesting on an ongoing border dispute with Uruguay over the installation of a paper-mill plant property of Botnia a commercial firm based in Finland. The idea of ridiculing a "popular cause" is unusual in Argentina where documentaries are often aimed in the exact opposite direction. The Monty-Pythonesque approach to the cause of the environmentalists did more for the popularity of the filmmaker than the previous twenty years dedicated to making documentaries on writers and philosophers and alike, which resulted on an extraordinary library of more than forty titles on Latin American Culture. The media overplayed the imminent release of El gran simulador in Buenos Aires in December 2005, and film was ultimately censured by the National Institute of Cinematography (Incaa). In January 2006, Montes-Bradley and his family were forced to seek save-Heaven in neighboring Uruguay where the documentary was well received and released on January 12, 2006. In a most recent note El gran simulador was ultimately released in Argentina in April 2008, and distributed by Editorial Perfil, the opposition media conglomerate own by Jorge Fontevecchia.
- Deira. EMB Entertainment, 2007. This is a biographical documentary on renowned artist Ernesto Deira. Screened during the first retrospective of Deira's work at the National Art Gallery, MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), commemorating twenty years of his death. The film includes 8 mm footage captured by Deira during his visit to Belgium on occasion of a first major exhibition of his work. Deira also features interviews with Olga Galperin and Luis Felipe Noé amongst others.
- Che: Rise & Fall. Patagonia Film Group, USA, 2006. US release: Nov. 2008 through Westlake Entertainment. CHE: Rise and Fall, follows on the trials and tribulations of Ernesto Guevara in the words of old friends and comrades-in-arms. The film unveils a different Che Guevara, not so divine as the one often portrayed. Marcelo Schapces shot the bulk of this film in Cuba for his own documentary: Che, a man of this world (1998). The purpose of Schapces at the time was to document the moment in which the remains of Che Guevara were being airlifted from Vallegrande, a one horse town in Bolivia, thirty years after his execution, to be flow to Santa Clara, Cuba, his final resting place. The film includes the likeness and words of Dr. Alberto Granados, Che's motorcycle companion and three surviving members of Guevara's Iron Guard. The film is divided in three four main chapters: Infancy, Cuba, Congo and Bolivia.
- El gran simulador (The Great Pretender). Verbum, Argentina, 2006. Released in Uruguay as "No a los papelones". El gran simulador begins with Eduardo Montes-Bradley in a quest to find Nahuel Maciel, a man who fifteen years before fooled the press posing as a Native American from the Mapuche Nation in Patagonia. Disguised as the chief Nahuel the impostor sold interviews with Gabriel García Márquez, Umberto Ecco, Mario Vargas Llosa and more to newspapers such as El Cronista Comercial. Nahuel later published a book with a bogus interview with the Colombian Nobel Prize preceded by a foreword by Uruguayan Eduardo Galeano. Eduardo Montes-Bradley finds Nahuel in Gualeguaychú, some 300 miles from Buenos Aires working close to the leadership of a group of environmentalists battling a paper-mill in the Argentina-Uruguay border. The film is witty, provocative and politically incorrect in all possible ways. El gran simulador was banned from theaters in Argentina for its politics (only to be shown at BAFICI, the Independent Film Festival of Buenos Aires and later released on DVD) and it was effectively released in Uruguay (across the border) with good B.O. results.
- Samba On Your Feet. Patagonia Film Group, USA/Brazil 2005. Documentary exploring the behind the scenes of Samba and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The documentary reveals the clash that gave birth to Samba and a new cultural tradition in South America. Narrated by Haroldo Costa. Costa explains how African slaves' beliefs, mixed with Spanish Catholic traditions and Native influences crafted a remarkable fusion. Multiple use of archival material. The film includes interviews with veteran samba performer Xango da Mangueira who recalls the early days of Carnival when he and his fellow performers sang and danced in the streets and were treated like vagrants, harassed and arrested by the police. Mae Helena D'Oxosse, a priestess in the umbanda tradition, incorporates samba in her religious practices and carries on a tradition among her working-class followers that is five hundred years old. Samba On Your Feet has been selected to participate at the Toulouse Latin American Film Festival 2008, at the Rio Film Festiva 2006, Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) 2007 and Toronto Latino Film Festival.
- From Frankfurt to Humahuaca. Argentina 2005. Second in the trilogy of documentaries directed by Norberto "Negro" Ramírez and produced by Eduardo Montes-Bradley on the culture of the NorthWest region of Argentina known as la Puna, mainly Jujuy and Salta provinces. From Frankfurt to Humahuaca focuses on the life and works of Jorge Lovisolo, disciple of The Frankfurt School of philosophy, author of numerous essays. The film deals with Lovisolo's obsessions in a sort of self-imposed exile in Salta; his takes on religion within the local communities, the thoughts of Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse, Theodore Adorno and others.
- Kopla Vera. Argentina, c. 2006. First of a trilogy by director Norberto N. Ramírez on intellectuals residing in the Northwest region of Argentina known as la Puna, mainly Jujuy and Salta provinces. Kopla Vera focuses on the life and works of Jesús Ramón Vera, author of numerous verses inspired in the liturgical carnival of Jujuy.
- El hombre invisible. Argentina, 2005. Directed by Eduardo López. The film is a tribute to film editors of News Reel in Argentina from the 1940s through the 1960s.
- Yo y el tiempo. Argentina, 2005. Third documentary on Norberto N. Ramírez trilogy on intellectuals. Yo y el tiempo is a documentary on Juan José Botelli, poet.
- Dirigido por.... Argentina, 2004. Interviews to some of Argentina's best known directors and filmmakers on the art of filmmaking in Argentina. Includes the contributions of Adolfo Aristarain, Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Film Luis Puenzo, and others.
- Insurgentes. Argentina, c. 2006. Shot in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. The documentary focuses on the connections between terrorist organizations in South America.
- Ecce Homo. Argentina, c. 2005. Film based on the last known interview to Juan Filloy Ana Da Costa from Biblioteca Nacional.
- Las memorias del señor Alzheimer. Argentina, 2004. Directed by Sergio Belloti. The film has as sole protagonist Jorge "Dipi" Di Paola, a dadaist-exentric, writer-poet, an unconventional character of the Buenos Aires underground during the seventies. The film was shot in 2007, shortly before Di Paola's death in Tandil, some 450 kilometers from the capital of Argentina. In the film, Di Paola, a disciple of Witold Gombrowicz recalls the bygone days when the polish writer and himself shared a small apartment in the city of Buenos Aires and later in Di Paola's home-town of Tandil.
- Negro sobre blanco. Argentina, 2004. Dir. Eduardo López. Legendary negative cutting Margarita Bróndolo recalls the early days of cinematography in Argentina. As an employee of Estudios San Miguel and other pioneer studios in Buenos Aires, Bróndolo worked alongside iconic figures of the golden era of film such as Eva Duarte . The documentary abunds in newsreels, and clips from some of the most celebrated film titles of Argentina. Montes-Bradley commissioned Eduardo López to direct "Negro sobre blanco". López, himself a local celebrity having edited over 100 titles and worked alongside some of the best known directors in Argentina such as Academy Award Nominee Adolfo Aristarain.
- La oficina. Argentina, 2004. A documentary by first-time director Blas Eloy Martínez, son of laureate Tomás Eloy Martínez. The plot is set in the background of a red-tape paradise in the institutional nightmare of Argentine bureaucracy. "Office of Notifications" (as translated from the original title), shown life in the office or department is which all court notices are prepared and later delivered. The film centers on the lives of the bureaucrats and the art of delivering citations.
- Una cierta mirada. Argentina, 2004. Built as a series of conversations with Juan José Sebreli (philosopher), is perhaps one of the most interesting of the documentaries on writers by Montes-Bradley. Sebreli recalls his entire life in front of camera taking the audience for a ride through timeless Buenos Aires. Sebreli's extraordinary perception of the surroundings, the arts, the architecture and the music of the city he was born in and he loves is a constant throughout the entire film. In a way, this doc can be watch as a 20th century Tour Guide of Buenos Aires, a sketch on Peronism and yet, more.
- Deliciosas perversiones polimorfas. Argentina, 2002. Some of the main issues discussed on this film are the relationship of the protagonist with his father, life in rural province of Córdoba in the Pampas, Edgar A. Poe, William Shakespeare and the imminent arrival of the Antichrist.
- Recóndita Armonía. Argentina, 2002. Mario Diament is a journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Miami On the film Diament recalls Jacobo Timerman and the years prior to and after the military coup of 1976 in Argentina.
- Testigo del siglo (Witness Of A Century). Argentina, 2003. Directed by Montes-Bradley as Diana Hunter. Premiered at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI). Based on the memoirs of Ismael Viñas, legendary political figure, economist, founder of Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (MALENA), former undersecretary of cuture during the Revolución Libertadora. Viñas reappears in front of Montes-Bradley's camera after twenty-six years of self-imposed exile in Israel and in the US. During a series of conversations recorded in Florida, USA, Viñas reflects on his youth, on his brother David, on his father, a well political character during the times of Hipólito Yrigoyen, and a Federal Judge in Patagonia during the uprisings portrayed in Rebellion in Patagonia during the early 1920s. Viñas also recalls his imprisonment during the Peronist period, and with particular emphasis his relationship with Ernesto Che Guevara, and Salvador Allende amongst many other relevant figures of the period. On release, the film caused somewhat of a commotion. It was acclaimed and criticize by extremist elements on the right and particularly on the left where the Ismael Viñas portrayed on the documentary was perceived as a traitor to the Marxist principles he once so strongly embraced.
- El equilibrista  Argentina, 2003. Little is known about this documentary based on the trials and tribulations of writer Dalmiro Saenz.
- Pérez Celis USA 2005. A portrait of Pérez Celis, portraits the artist at work in his atelier in Little Haiti. Throughout a series of conversations with Celis, Montes-Bradley manages to capture rare moments showing the artist at work. The creative process, the brushes on canvas, the mixing of colors, and the drawing of sketches share time on the screen with the anecdotal, and traces of a political road map followed by Celis from the mid-1940s to the present.
- Le mot Juste, (The Right Word) Argentina, 200? The documentary tracks Héctor Tizón to his hometown of Yala in Jujuy, Argentina. In a series of interviews the writer refers to his early childhood and the traumatic experience on living on the edge of two extremely different cultures: the Quechua universe of his native homeland and the Spanish culture of the conquistadores
- Marcos Ribak aka Andrés Rivera. Argentina, 2005. Biographical film about Andrés Rivera author of "La revolución es un sueño eterno". Shot in Córdoba province, Argentina.
- Planeta Bizzio, Argentina, 2003. Montes-Bradley, hires fresh-out-of-film school Nadina Fushimi to direct, and interview Sergio Bizzio, an offbeat-poet, playwright and novelist.
- No matarás, (Thou Shall Not Kill). Argentina 2004. Biographical film on Marcelo Birmajer, a Jewish-Argentine writer, frequently at odds with the overwhelming "progressive"-minded cultural aparatik of Buenos Aires. In the film, Birmajer seems lost somewhere between his native Buenos Aires and the Middle East; holding a tight grip on the umbilical cord that his Jewish-mother preserves intact for generations to-come.
- La otra orilla. Argentina, 2003. A biographical sketch on writer and psychotherapist Luis Gusmán.
- Saludablemente en pelotas. Argentina, 2003. A biographical sketch of Argentine writer-journalist Juan Sasturain.
- Crónicas Mexicas. Argentina, 200?. Montes-Bradley (as Rita Clavel) teams-up with Martín Caparrós following on the steps of Hernán Cortés from Veracruz, on golf coast of Mexico, to Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital of the Aztec empire. Caparrós becomes the omnipresent and omniscient protagonist of this journey through geography and time. His acute sense of irony and wit becomes a permanent fixtures throughout the entire film, provoking the audience into uncharted: the politically incorrect history of Latin America.
- La célula fugitiva. Argentina, 2002. A biographical sketch of writer- journalist José Pablo Feinmann. Interview conducted by Mariana Russo.
- Desandando el tiempo. Argentina, 200?. A biographical sketch of poet Juan Jacobo Bajarlía (1914-2005). Directed by Rodolfo Durán as "Valentina Carrasco".
- En el nombre del padre. Argentina, 2002. Biographical sketch of Argentine short-story writer Ana María Shua.
- Espléndida decadencia. Argentina, 2002. A biographical sketch of novelist-journalist Daniel Guebel.
- Cortázar: apuntes para un documental. Argentina, 2002. The documentary approaches the argument dividing critics over the nature of Cortazar's political views and perspectives. Includes previously unseen footage of Cortazar shot by the author himself in front of a mirror and other scenes of Cortázar next to his first wife Aurora Bernárde, and Octavio Paz in India, and with Carole Dunlop in Paris.
- Los cuentos del timonel. Argentina, 2001. The documentary deals with Osvaldo Bayer, a controversial political figure and historian. The film was shot on Bayer's residence in Linz am Rhein, Germany, were he spends six months of every year.
- Harto The Borges. Documentary on Jorge Luis Borges. The film Includes rare TV footage of Jorge Luis Borges and María Kodama produced to celebrate Borge's 80th birthday. The film also includes interviews with Franco Lucentini, Martín Caparrós and Ariel Dorfman. Harto The Borges was shot in Milan, Rome, Paris, Geneva and Buenos Aires. Writer, Producer, Director, Editor. Iruña Films, Argentina, 2000. Harto The Borges had a theatrical release in Buenos Aires on September 2000 and was well received by the local critics. Most recently the film was presented in digital format on Diario Clarín's literary magazine "Revista de Cultura Ñ" under the title: "Harto The Borges: Ten Years After"
- Soriano (The documentary). Iruña Films. Argentina, 1998. Perhaps the only film ever made on Osvaldo Soriano, a Best-Seller author in Spanish and Italian throughout the 1980s and 1990s. At least three of Soriano's novels were made into successful movies: "No habrá más penas ni olvidos", "Das Autogramm" (1984), "Funny Dirty Little War" (1983), "Cuarteles de invierno" (1984). Soriano also includes a rare short film made by the writer himself and a few of his friends in his home town of Tandil. Soriano was shot in Paris, Rome and Buenos Aires following on the footsteps of Osvaldo Soriano into exile in the 1970s. The film is not a celebration of Soriano but rather a fair and balanced approach to his life through the voice of friends and detractors. With testimonies by Rodrigo Fresán, Juan Forn, Martín Caparrós, Osvaldo Bayer, Eduardo Galeano and more.
- El sekuestro (The KidNapping) Iruña Films, 1997. Satire. Starting Sandra Ballesteros and Rodolfo Ranni. El Sekuestro is set in an imaginary country named Rio Hondo where a band of revolutionary improvisers kidnap the wrong man, one that no one is prepared to pay a ransom for.</ref> The critics destroyed the film following its premier at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. However, The KidNapping remains the director's favorite to this date.The film was shot in South Beach in 1995 and, on November 4 of the same year Montes-Bradley married the leading-actress Sandra Ballesteros. The film is a political farce taking on the events that so profoundly marked Argentine society during the nineteen seventies. It has been said that the plot is an excuse to mock the struggle of the guerrilla organizations that confronted the military regime led by General Jorge Rafael Videla. According to Montes-Bradley, The Kid Napping is a farce and nothing more than a farce.
- Double Obsession. Drama. Starring Margaux Hemingway, Beth Fisher, Scott Valentine, Jamie Horton and Frederic Forrest. Edited by John Venzon. TriStar Columbia / Reivaj Films, 1992. The film falls in the B-Movie category which did well with distributors in the eighties and nineties, particularly in the straight to video and cable markets. Double Obsession was shot on 35mm on campus at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Montes-Bradley hardly ever talks about this film written by himself in collaboration with Jeffrey Delman and Rick Marx. The film was also known as Mirror Image.
- SmoothTalker. Drama. Starring Lisa Weikgenant, Peter Crombi, Stuart Whitman and Burt Ward. USA, 1992.
- Man maste ju leva, Actor. Film Directed by Margareta Vinterheden. Sweden, 1978. Very little information is available on this first movie.
- Loewenstein Heritage Film Project, 2012  Part of the series U.Va. Collection. The film portraits Jared Loewenstein whose commitment, and dedication were instrumental in the preservation of Jorge Luis Borges's first editions, manuscripts, letters and drawings. These documents known as the Jorge Luis Borges Collection, are preserved at the Albert and Shirley Small Library Special Collections at UVa.
- Baragiola Heritage Film Project, 2011. First on a series U.Va. Collection. The film is a biographical sketch on Raúl Baragiola, Alice and Guy Wilson Professor of Engineering Physics and Materials Science. The film was shot on location in Charlottesville, VA. YouTube
- Tríptico Vertical, (Short) USA, 1986. Not much is known about the nearly fifteen minutes art-documentary on the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. It was shot in Buenos Aires shortly after the return to democratic rule. Music by Julio Lacarra.
- American Manifesto, (English). (short) Writer, Producer, Director, Editor. Argentina (1993). American Manifesto premiered at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) in 2005. It was shot in a club called Muddy's, in Denver, in the winter of 1993. The protagonist name is Steve, last name unknown. The film was shot on Hi-8 and is all-in-one take. Steve has just been released from jail and he is quite unhappy with America where says what prevails is a dysfunctional "shistem". The film became a cult film in internet and still can be found in several YouTube-like sites.
Eduardo Montes-Bradley directed music-videos at odds with the dominant trends at a time in which MTV Latino was still in the experimental stage. Rumbera, by Willy Chirino, (Sony Music, 1994 is a cult video extravaganza shot in one single take of 7 minutes. Rumbera was shot in a South Beachcabaret and included dancing-monkeys, transvestites, fire-eaters, a salsa-band, dancers and almost a hundred extras. Rumbera opened the doors to salsa in the regular basis in MTV Latino, until then, exclusively focused to Rock, Pop and ballads from South America. Rumbera, shot on S-16 mm, screened and compete in Havana, Cuba at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, in December 1994. That was the first time the public had the opportunity to see Willy Chirino on the Cuban screen where he remains, like Olga Guillot, strictly blacklisted. Another interesting music-video by EM-B is Dale Pascual by "Los enanitos verdes", a Chilean pop-band. Dale Pascual was shot in 35mm in La Cava, a slum in San Isidro, in the Province of Buenos Aires. The track spells out the hardships a have-not in Argentina. La Cava provided the setting typical of neo-realism which emphasized the hard living conditions, unemployment and recession. To underline the sacrifice the director staged the crucifixion of a naked boy. The image was too much for the networks in most Latin American countries. In Chile the film was censured and MTV refused to play it across the board. Dale Pascual marked a turning point and the end of M-B's career as a music-video director.
- Los dedos del huracán. Short story. Children Literature. Included on "De Ola en Ola 3" School Textbook for Third Grade. Group Macmillian. Editorial Estrada S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina. Illustrated by Eugenia Nobati. p. 62-67
- Cortázar sin barba. Madrid: Random House Mondadori. 2005. pp. 394 Hard Cover. ISBN 84-8306-603-3. In less than five hundred pages the author exposes the mechanisms used to build Cortázar: the myth, providing at the same time the tools to destroy the myth, or better yet, helping Cortázar back into his more human and transcendent dimension. Montes-Bradley had previously boarded at least two other sacred cows of the Argentine cultural aparatik: Borges and Soriano. With Cortázar sin Barba (Cortázar without a beard) Montes-Bradkey, once again goes for one of the untouchables. Montes-Bradley approaches the pathological relationship of the author with his mother in face of an absent father. The illegitimate nature of the birth of Cortázar's mother and the clandestine relationship of his grandparents is traced in Cortázar's literary works with detectivesque obsession. "Cortázar sin barba" (Cortázar without a beard), is well documented and written in the style, no longer visible unfortunately, of many classic biographies in the English literature which will tend to prove not "Who killed" the man but Who made him up. Hence, the French accent in Cortázar turns out to be no more than a dysfunctional dislalia, his father allegedly a diplomat in Belgium at the time of Cortázar's birth is no diplomat but rather a salesman working for his father-in-law who never wanted to marry granny. "No one writes biographies like this one any more" said Joaquin Marco in his review for El Cultural in Madrid. "Biographers no longer write like Richard Ellmann and no foundations dares to finance an undertaking such as the one Montes-Bradley has chosen to write". But Montes-Bradley goes beyond the simple facts of a life tylored for a generation desperately seeking revolutionaries and literary heroes, to penetrates deeper into the fiber of the Argentine society. Montes-Bradley takes us through loyalty and betray in Argentina at the time the Spanish Civil War; Fascism at the University where Cortázar taught French Literature in the nineteen forties when Peronism came to occupy the space left vacant by the un-fatherly figure of the man who bailed living no trace behind. "Cortázar sin barba" is more than just biography, in a way it is a X-Ray to the bottom half of the 20th century in Argentina. The first edition of Cortázar sin barba was published by Sudamericana, Argentina, 2004.
- Água No Terceiro Milenio Bilingual Anthology of Short Stories. Selection of awarded works at the Literary Award "Agua no terceiro Milenio", Brazil. Published in Portuguese and Spanish. Pilar Editors, Brasília, 2000. P. 142, 143, 144. Includes the short story "Das schwerste gewicht" previously published in "Its All a Lie" Ya se que todo es mentira, Editorial del Nuevo Extremo, Buenos Aires 1999.
- Osvaldo Soriano, un retrato. Grupo Editorial Norma, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000. Sperling & Kupfer Editori, Milan, Italy, 2001, 164pp. Collection: Continente Desaparecido, directed and coordinated by Gianni Minà. Translated from Spanish to Italian by Gina Maneri. The book summons a series of interviews in connection with the documentary by Eduardo Montes-Bradley on the same subject. The list of interviewed men and women includes the following: Ariel Dorfman, Eduardo Galeano, Ana María Shua, Martín Caparrós, and Gianni Minà. There are also a few chapters, introduction and epilogue by Montes-Bradley with a significant number of footnotes and references.
- Ya sé que todo es mentira (Its All a Lie). Short Stories. Editorial Nuevo Extremo, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1999. Some of the short stories included in this compilation have been originally published in literary magazines in the US. Foreword by Osvaldo Bayer. 199 pp.
- Senxo, Selected Poems. Editorial Grupo Archivo de Comunicación, New York, 1984. Foreword by Armando Tejada Gómez. Out of print.
Eduardo Montes-Bradley has contributed with the following publications: Les cinemas de la Amerique Latine, by the Association Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse France; La Jornada, México; the monthly review Latinoamérica e Tutto il Sud dell Mondo, Italy; and in Argentina with the literary magazine Esperando a Godot; the art-magazine Revista Lote, Venado Tuerto, Suplemento Radar published weekly by Página/12, El Amante de cine, "Diario Perfil", "Revista Ñ" Clarin, Critica de Argentina; and La Nación. Montes-Bradley is also a frequent collaborator with the literary blog "Nación Apache"
His interventions in the media can be classified as: a. In-depth articles on subjects as diverse as the life of Dean Reed in the Soviet Union, and the aftermath of the Battleship Potemkin; b. Sudden and brief pieces on current affairs with a particular emphasis in domestic politics in Argentina. One of Montes-Bradley's bull's eye of choice appears to be the National Institute of Cinematography (INCAA) a government institution repeatedly denounced for its high levels of corruption, censorship and the discretionary handling of public resources. c. Letters to the Editor.In this the most singular form of interventionism Montes-Bradley has written a considerable number of letters to the editors becoming a regular de facto columnist.
Appearances in other documentaries
- Margaux Hemingway from the series E! True Hollywood Story produced by E! Entertainment Television
- Jorge Giannoni. NN, ése soy yo (NN, The One In The Picture Is Me). A film on Jorge Giannoni. Guest Appearance by EM-B as having personally known the protagonist. Dir by: Gabriela Jaime, Argentina, 2000.
As public Speaker/Panelist
- Coordinator: "Film and literature". II Seminar on Documentary Film, Gijón, Asturias, Spain. June 1999
- Coordinator: "Soriano: A Portrait" and "Harto The Borges". 1999: Hispanic Literature and Film at the End of the Millennium. Florida International University, Department of Modern Languages, November 1999.
- Coordinator: II Annual Congress on Hispanic film and Literature. Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Americana, Miami, Florida. USA. October 1999
- Panelist next to Donald Shaw y Jared Loewenstein. Screening of "Harto The Borges", fundamentals. The Latin American Studies Program, University of Virginia, November 1999
- Director of the Film Week at Casa de América: Images on Borges / Borges on Film. Casa de América, Madrid, Spain. December 1999.
- Conference: The Subject on Film: "The Documentary". Universite de Toulouse – Le Mirail, Toulouse, France. Film Department and Department of Hispanic Resources.March 2000
- Panelist: "Luis Buñuel Today". Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Americana, Miami,FL. USA. September 2000
- Conference: "Las vidas paralelas de Montes-Bradley" Critic Essay by Dr. Pilar Roca. Department of Foreign Languages.
- Virginia Film Festival. Premier Julian Bond. November 4, 2012. Charlottesville Virginia. Podcast with Sean McCord 
- Virginia Film Festival. Premier Evita. November 4, 2011. Charlottesville Virginia. Podcast with Sean McCord 
- CNN: One Hour Interview with Ismael Cala. September 5, 2011 
- Entretien avec Eduardo Montes-Bradley. Rencontres du cinema 2008, Toulouse, France 
- Premier of Los Cuentos del Timonel. Volver, El acomodador, Canal 7. Buenos Aires, Argentina 
- Behind the scenes. Music Video with Manuel Wirtz. Canal 13. Buenos Aires, Argentina 
- International Documentary Association. Member # 2832
- The Encyclopedia of Argentine Cinema by Adolfo C. Martinez, 2004. p. 136.
- A Dictionary of Argentine Films by Raúl Manrupe, Ma. Alejandra Portela. Published by Corregidor, 1995. pp. 16, 63, 109.
- Cornell University Library
- University of California, Center for Media and Independent Learning
- Binghamton University Libraries
- Morris, Giles. "Local Filmmaker takes on the civil rights struggle..." C-Ville Weekly, November 1, 2012 p. 18
- Critics Association of Argentina (FIPRESI)
- "Rita Dove: la poeta de Barak Obama" La Nacion. ADN | Cultura. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Friday, May 10th, 2013.
- "Les boîtes ouvertes de l’Amérique numérique. Aveux d’un documentariste indocile" Revue Annuelle de L'association Rencontres Cinémas D'Amerique Latine de Toulouse. Toulouse, France. Issue Number 21. p. 171
- Documentaries About Writers: Manufacturing Consent. Noam Chomsky and the Media. General Books, LLC. p 81
- New Argentine Cinema: Themes, authors, and trends of innovation, by Bernardez, Lerer, Wolf, Batlle. Ediciones Tatanka, 2002. p 88, 166.
- El sabueso de Borges. Revista Ñ, Grupo Clarin, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cover Story on 9-10-11
- "La resurrección de Ocantos". Hispamérica. Published by the University of Maryland, XXXVIII, issue 114. 2009
- "Conversación con Eduardo Montes-Bradley". Interview with Ismael Cala on CNN en Español, September 5, 2011.
- Thomas Osgood Bradley Foundation. Genealogical Research.
- Peron: A Biography by Joseph Page. Random House; 1st edition (July 12, 1983)
- El Heraldo del Cine, Vol 13. 1980.
- Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press. Official Website.
- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261777/combined IMDB
- Heritage Film Project
- https://vimeo.com/37715421 Vimeo
- http://www.amazon.com/Lisboa-Adriana/dp/B007IM0EJU Amazon.com
- "Lisboa menina é moça...menina" by Alejandro Ninin
- "Waissman es como un Robinson devuelto al bullicio" by Marcelo Zapata. Ambito Financiero, Nov. 25. 2010
- WPBT Channel 2 (PBS) Program Guide. November 2010.
- Heritage Film Project Oficial Site
- Heritage Film Project Oficial Site. The Films, credits.
- El Nuevo Herald. Revista Aplausos. By Olga Connor, Miami, January 7, 2010
- Diario de las Americas. Miami, January 5, 2010
- Catalogue and website for the Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2009
- Eduardo Montes-Bradley on his film “Evita” | Virginia Film Festival
- Schedule | Virginia Film Festival
- Daily Variety. Article by Jonathan Holland. April 24, 2007.
- Le bassin du Rio de la Plata: Développement régional et intégration régionale by Martine Guibert, Silvina Carrizo, Pablo Ligrone, Bruno Mallard. Page 201
- History 206.403 "Africans and their Descendants in Latin America" Professor Tamara J. Walker. University of Pennsylvania.
- Iparabiba, Brazil. http://www.iparaiba.com.br/noticias,185106,2,espaco+cine+digital+exibe+filmes+de+documentarista+argentino.html
- "Africans and their Descendants in Latin America" Professor Tamara J. Walker. University of Pennsylvania
- International Movie Data Base (IMDB)
- Ideografía de un mestizo, by Pilar Roca. p. 8
- El tiempo de una vida by Juan José Sebreli, Ed. Sudamericana, Argentina, 2005. p.186
- International Movie Data Base
- Perez Celis: Mi padre. By Maria Jose Gabin. p/251.
- "Las vidas paralelas de Montes-Bradley" by Dr. Pilar Roca. Universidade Federal de Paraíba. Brazil.
- "Del papel al celuloide: escritores argentinos en el cine", by Agustin Neifert. La Crujía Ediciones, 2003. p. 361
- ¨Moros en la costa: orientalismo en Latinoamérica. By Silvia Nagy, Iberoamericana, Madrid, Spain 2008. p.192
- Boletín Octavio Paz. Vol. 1. Issue 1. April–May 2009. www.octaviopaz.org
- Zekmi, Silvia Nagy. Moros en la costa: orientalismo en Latinoamérica. Published by Iberoamericana, 2008. p. 194.
- Silva Costa, Júlia Morena. Cortázar: Cinema e Performance em Un tal Lucas. Published by Facultade de Letras da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2009. Filmografía.
- "Moros en la costa: orientalismo en Latinoamérica" by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi. Iberoamericana. Madrid, 2008. Page 194
- Osvaldo Bayer íntimo: Conversaciones con el eterno libertario. by Osvaldo Bayer, Julio Ferrer. Published by Ediciones Madres de Plaza de Mayo, 2007. pp.17,18,298.
- Diccionario de directores del cine argentino by Adolfo Martinez. Ed. Corregidor. 221 pages, 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Jorge Luis Borges as a Writer and Social Critic by Gregary Joseph Racz. Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. ISBN
- Xul Solar by Alvaro Abos. Editorial Sudamericana, 2004. ISBN
- Jorge Luis Borges: une autre littérature: (parcours d'une œuvre), by Jean-François Gérault. Published by Encrage, 2003. p. 168
- Farina, Alberto. El cine en Borges. Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios en Diseño y Comunicación. Cuaderno 27, Año XIX. Issue 27. p. 25. December 2008.
- Diario Clarín, Cine: Crítica. Buenos Aires Thursday, September 14th, 2000. "De Ideas y paradojas" by AMV.
- "Harto The Borges: diez años después". Diario Clarín, Revista Ñ. Monday October 4, 2011. Escenarios/Cine.
- "Del papel al celuloide: escritores argentinos en el cine", by Agustin Neifert. La Crujía Ediciones, 2003. p. 48, p. 55.
- Carlos Gardel a la luz de la historia by Nelson Bayardo. Fundación Bank Boston, 2000. ISBN
- Violentas imágenes de un tango peronista by Brent J. Carbajal. Department of Modern and Classical Languages Western Washington University. Alpha, dic. 2007, no.25, p.185-191. ISSN .
- Para textos bastan y sobran by Juan Pablo Neyret. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Espéculo. Revista de estudios literarios. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain 2003
- Paz, Carlos. Efemérides literarias argentinas. Biblioteca Nacional; Sociedad Argentina de Escritores, 1999.
- Polo, David Prieto. La subversión de la historia: parodia, humor, cine y música en las novelas de Osvaldo Soriano. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain. Facultad de Filología. Dep. de Filología Española IV. Madrid 2006. p. 21.
- Mesa Gancedo, Daniel. Vicissitudes of the Artificial Character in the Argentine Novel of the 19090's. p. 168. Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. Spain. Am'erica Latina Hoy. Issue 30. Year 2002.
- De la fuga a la fuga: diccionario de films policiales. By Roberto Blanco Pazos, Raúl Clemente. Published by Corregidor, January 1, 2004. p. 427.
- "El próximo vecino de los Kirchner". Diario Perfil, December 11, 2006.
- Rocky Mountain News, July 22, 1991. Arts & Entertainment.
- Colorado Daily. Agugust 2-5, 1991 Vol. 98 No. 183
- Sunday Camera. Boulder, Colorado. July 14, 1991
- The Denver Post, September 25, 1992.
- The Profile. Denver, October 1992. Volume 15.
- Diario Clarin, Revista Ñ. September 9, 2011. "Cada pieza es de un valor incalculable". Featured video.
- ¨Borges in Charlottesville" Virginia Magazine, UVA Alumni. Summer 2012. Arts, Page 61
- Ambito Financiero. August 24, 2011. "Jared Loewenstein: el guardián de Borges" by Marcelo Zapata.
- UVa. Special Collections Library: http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/small/collections/borges/
- School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Virginia. E/News Online September 2011
- You Tube
- Editorial Estrada. Catálogo 2010
- Anales de literatura hispanoamericana by Universidad Complutense de Madrid Cátedra de Literatura Hispanoamericana, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Departamento de Filología Española IV. Vol. )
- Julio Cortázar: El otro lado de las cosas by Miguel Herráez. Institució Alfons el Magnànim, Diputació de València,2001. ISBN:
- Julio Cortázar y el hombre nuevo, by Graciela Maturo, 2004. p. 241.
- Osvaldo Soriano, by Cristián Montes. Published by RIL Editores, 2004. Original from the University of Michigan
- Osvaldo Soriano: Una contrautopía posmoderna, by Cristián Montes, Published by RIL Editores, 2004. pp. 45, 53, 87.
- Rueda, Amanda: "Las relaciones Norte-Sur en el cine contemporaneo" Revista CIDOB d'Afers. December 2009. p.137 Internacionals. p
- Revista Ñ. "Cada pieza es de un valor incalculable" Buenos Aires, Argentina, 09-09-11. http://www.revistaenie.clarin.com/edicion-impresa/La_Coleccion_Borges_en_la_Universidad_de_Virginia_0_551944809.html
- "El Elvis Rojo". Suplemento Radar (Nota de Tapa). Página/12. Buenos AIres, Sunday, January 23, 2005.
- "Marea Roja" Suplemento Radar (Nota de Tapa). Página/12. Buenos Aires, Sunday March 6th, 2005.
- Rueda, Amanda. LAS RELACIONES NORTE/SUR EN EL CINE CONTEMPORÁNEO. Representaciones del "otro"en la construcción de redes transnacionales. Revista CIDOB d'AFERS INTERNACIONALS No. 88. pp. 137, 138, 140
- Bousquet, Franck. "Cinéma et identités collectives: actes du 3e Colloque de Sorèze" p. 199
- E! True Hollywood Story Official Site
- Universidade Federal de Paraiba.
- International Documentary Association. Main Site. Membership
- Xul Solar: Pintor del misterio. by Alvaro Abos. Published by Sudamericana, 2004. p. 289
- Cooke: El heredero maldito de Perón: la biografía. by Franco Lindner. Published by Editorial Sudamericana, 2006
- Revista de critica literaria latinoamericana. by Jorg Arnold. Published by Latinoamericana Editores.
- Moros en la costa: Orientalismo en America Latina. by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi. Iberoamericana.p. 192.
- El tiempo de una vida: Autobiografía. by Juan Jose Sebreli. Published by Editorial Sudamericana, 2005
- "Reviews on Latin American and Chinese Art by Eduardo Montes-Bradley" Art and Wealth
- Audiovisuales de combate: Acerca del Videoactivismo Contemporáneo. By Gabriela Bustos. Published by Centro Cult. de España, Bs.As., 2006. p. 83
- Páginas de cine. by Clara Kriger, Silvana Spadaccini. Published by Archivo General de la Nación, República Argentina, 2003. p. 103
- Tiempo de hoy. Published by Ediciones Tiempo, S.A., Spain, 2005. p. 84
- Osvaldo Bayer: Miradas sobre su obra. by Miguel Mazzeo, Ana María Ramb. Published by C.C.C., ED. del Inst. Movilizador de Fondos Coo., 2003. p. 96
- Del papel al celuloide: Escritores argentinos en el cine. by Agustín Neifert. Published by La Crujía Ediciones, 2003. pp. 48, 49, 54.
- El Pentágono: Novela en forma de cuentos. by Antonio Di Benedetto, Fabian Lebenglik. Published by Adriana Hidalgo, 2005. p. 13
- Otros mundos: Ensayo sobre el nuevo cine argentino. By Gonzalo Moisés Aguilar, Gonzalo Aguilar. Published by Santiago Arcos Editor, 2006. pp. 228, 130, 231.
- Respirar por el idioma: (los Gallegos y Julio Cortázar). By F X Fernandez Naval. Contributor Emilia Veiga Torre. Published by Corregidor, 2007. pp. 14, 38, 192
- Versants. By Collegium Romanicum. Published by L'age d'homme, 2001. 262, 266.
- Carlos Gardel: A la luz de la historia.By Nelson Bayardo, José Pedro Rilla. Published by Aguilar, 2000. p. 117
- Vindicaciones del infinito. By María Gabriela Barbara Cittadini. Published by Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges, 2003. p. 38
- Del papel al celuloide by Agustín Neifert. Edition: illustrated. Published by La Crujía Ediciones, 2003
- Avatares del personaje artificial en la novela Argentina de los 90. By Daniel Mesa Gancedo. America Latina Hy, 30, 2002, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. p. 168.
- Para textos bastan y sobran. La conformación del espacio paratextual en Triste, solitario y final, de Osvaldo Soriano. By Juan Pablo Neyret. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.
- Eduardo Montes-Bradley at the Internet Movie Database
- The Heritage Film Project
- Biography, Notes On Myself by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
- Interview at the Toulouse University
- Les cinemas de la Amerique Latine
- Contrakultura Channel, YouTube
- The Filmmakers Library
- Thomas Osgood Bradley Foundation
- Amazon.com Search Results
- Mar del Plata Film Festival