Rodriguez has made profitable films about Latino themes outside the studio system and within the system. He has collaborated with major Hollywood talent and yet retained his artistic vision. Rodriguez has made a number of films outside the “Mariachi” genre which deal with issues of race, ethnicity and gender in very unique ways- Spy Kids, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City among others. Examine at least one of these films not screened in class as a basis for your analysis. You may also compare/ contrast the film with his films screened in class (El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.) Look closely at the casting, depiction of characters and storytelling.