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Mexican Film Festival: La Pantalla Cmica

Mexican Film Festival: La Pantalla Cmica
In Spanish with English Surtitles
Directed by Carlos Gutirrez
Oct 12 - 14, 2012


Enjoy three days of landmark films of the giants of Mexican comedy. From the era of Cantinflas, Tin Tán, and Pedro Infante, to the acid humor of Diego Luna´s recent film Abel.

Curated by Carlos Gutiérrez, Executive Director, Cinema Tropical (NY) and presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012 (Opening Night)


El Sueño del Caimán/Caiman’s Dream (2001) - 7pm.  In Spanish with English subtitles 

This film will be followed by a post-performance discussion about Mexican film featuring curator Carlos Gutierrez, Professor David Wilt of George Washington University and the University of Maryland, and Dr. Barbara Tenenbaum of the Library of Congress. The three will discuss the evolution of Mexican cinema from the 1940’s to today, and specifically focusing on the changing roles of superstardom and celebrity in Mexican film. 9pm.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012:

Su Excelencia/His Excellency (1967)  - 3pm. In Spanish with English subtitles 


 Abel  (2010) DC Premiere - 7pm. In Spanish with English subtitles

Conozca la cabeza de Juan Pérez/
Meet the Head of Juan Pérez (2008) - 9:30pm. In Spanish with English subtitles


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012


Los Tres Garcia/The Three Garcias (1947) - 1 pm. In Spanish with English subtitles

El Rey del Barrio (1949) - 3 pm. In Spanish only

Ticket: $5 (suggested donation per movie)

Mexican Film Festival: La Pantalla Cmica

 
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