A WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE
A marker of his “Mexican years,” Luis Buñuel’s adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierre et Jean” skewers bourgeois values with brilliant satire...LEARN MORE
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, the cult sensation Aventurera is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir and musical hybrid wildly popular in Mexico in the...LEARN MORE.
A young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest. The two find temporary happiness in a small provincial village, but eventually, they are...LEARN MORE.
DARK SIDE OF THE HEART
From the director of Man Facing Southeast comes this parable about a narcissistic poet in search of the perfect woman. Claiming he will not "tolerate a woman who cannot fly," young...LEARN MORE.
Eva Peron is the true story of an Argentinian political icon and the inspiration behind the hit musical Evita...LEARN MORE
HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE
Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, Mario Camus' film tells the story of a cold-blooded provincial widow and her five adult daughters. Bernarda (Irene Gutirrez Caba)...LEARN MORE.
LET'S GO WITH PANCHO VILLA
This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy...LEARN MORE.
MEXICAN MELODRAMA: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is remembered for its dynamic genres, charismatic stars, and innovative directors. The two films joined here represent the era's biggest box office sensations. Aventurera (Alberto Gout, 1950, 101 mins.) is a famous example of a cabareteras, a curious film noir-musical hybrid that was wildly popular in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. Starring the immortal Ninon Sevilla, this passionate melodrama follows the rise and fall of a popular nightclub star with a dark past. Next, Woman of the Port (Arcady Boytler, 1934, 76 mins.) stars the sensual Lina Boytler as Rosario. After the horrible death of her father and the betrayal of her fiance, Rosario is cast aside in Vera Cruz. She becomes a prostitute, living above a cabaret where she picks up her clients. When a sailor saves her from the brutal hands of a violent drunk, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other for reasons that become clear as the mystery unfolds. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Alberto Gout/Arcady Boytler---Mexico---1950/1934---177 mins.
OVER AT THE BIG RANCH/ EN EL
Over at the Big Ranch was one of the earliest box-office successes of Mexico's Golden Era and the first to demonstrate that Latin American audiences expected Mexican movies from...LEARN MORE.
Tough and in your face, Rodrigo D: No Future reveals the brutal tale of a teenager trying to make his way in one of the world’s toughest towns: Medellin, Colombia...LEARN MORE.
SUCH IS LIFE
Arturo Ripstein, one of Mexico's most outstanding filmmakers, updated the Greek tragedy Medea for this award-winning tale about women suffering in a man's world. Poor and uneducated...LEARN MORE.
Susana is the story of a delinquent girl who escapes from detention and hides out on a remote finca, a Spanish American plantation. There she destroys a rigid, uptight family with her...LEARN MORE.
TANGO, OUR DANCE
The sensuality and stylized rituals popular with the residents of Buenos Aires are part of the complex art form called the tango. Director Jorge Zanada examines the unique role of...LEARN MORE.
Bunuel's overlooked neorealist melodrama deals with a corrupt landlord in search of a thug to intimidate his restless tenants. El Bruto, played by Pedro Armendariz, is a thick...LEARN MORE.