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Classic Mexican Movie admission by donation - No reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater, Daytona campus of Daytona State College. Hosseini Center (Building 1200). Sorry, no popcorn!
Exhibition film seasons and film festivals at the Southeast Museum of Photography are co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Writing and Research at Daytona State College.
EXHIBITION FILM SERIES - Select Thursdays at 7:00 pm
This series presents important classic films from the "golden age" of Mexican cinema in the 1930’s until mid-century. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Exquisite Eye/El ojo fino.

rio   Rio Escondido (Hidden River)
January 30 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Emilio Fernández (Mexico, 1948) 110 min.

An idealistic Mexican schoolteacher does her best to educate the illiterate Indians in her native land but is opposed by several authority figures who have no intention of losing their hold over the Indians.

salon   Salón México
February 13 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Emilio Fernández (Mexico, 1949) 95 min.

Mercedes dances for money with the clients of a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Troubles begin when she wins a dance contest with her pimp, but he refuses to share the prize money with her.

maria   María Candelaria
February 27 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Emilio Fernández (Mexico, 1944) 76 min.

A young woman who is shunned by the locals because her mother once posed naked for an artist, and was stoned to death because of the incident, must consider the consequences while making a similar choice.

adventurer   Aventurera (Adventuress)
March 6 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Alberto Gout (Mexico, 1950) 101 min.

A beautiful young woman who unwittingly falls into the life of prostitution and nightclub dancing, decides enough is enough, and attempts to claw her way out of the seedy underbelly.

pancho   Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (Let's Go with Pancho Villa)
March 20 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Fernando de Fuentes (Mexico, 1939) 92 min.

A period epic drama set during the Mexican Revolution that interweaves the stories of six valiant young warriors who join Pancho Villa's army to help end the suffering in their community.

perla   La Perla (The Pearl)
March 27 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Emilio Fernández (Mexico/USA, 1947) 85 min.

Please note there are no English subtitles for this film.

Based on John Steinbeck's short novel, The Pearl is the tragic fable of a simple Mexican fisherman who finds a valuable pearl and begins fantasizing about untold wealth and luxury for himself and family.

compadre   El Compadre Mendoza (Godfather Mendoza)
April 3 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Juan Bustillo Oro, Fernando de Fuentes (Mexico, 1934) 85 min.

Set during the Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza survives by making and winning favors from both factions.

nazarin   Nazarin
April 10 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Luis Buñuel (Mexico, 1959) 94 min.

A priest who lives by the principles of Christianity is cast out of his church for helping a local prostitute, ends up beaten in prison, and begins to question his faith.

olividados   Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned)
April 17 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Luis Buñuel (Mexico, 1950) 80 min.

The story about a group of juvenile delinquents who live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and whose sole redeeming quality is their apparent devotion to one another.

angel   El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel)
April 24 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Luis Buñuel (Mexico, 1962) 95 min.

Considered by the Mexican film critics as the 16th best film of the Mexican cinema; guests at a formal dinner party at a lavish mansion, find themselves unable to leave, trapped psychologically, but not physically.

macario   Macario
May 1 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Roberto Gavaldón (Mexico, 1960) 91 min.

A supernatural drama about a poor, hungry peasant who longs to eat a whole roast turkey just by himself on the Day of the Dead, but inadvertently ends up making a deal with death.

Please note: In Spanish only. No English subtitles.

que viva   ¡Que viva México!
May 8 at 7:00 pm
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein (Mexico/US, 1932) 90 min.

Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein financed this documentary about Mexico from avowed Socialist Upton Sinclair. Filmed in 1931 and '32, he intended to divide it into four novels or segments called "Sandunga," "Fiesta," "Maguey," and "Soldadera."



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