Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, June 26, 2010

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

Mexico/1950—directed by Emilio Fernández (85 min.)
One of the most famous post-war Mexican films is this all-stops-out melodrama about a cabaret dancer (Ninón Sevilla) who chooses to raise an abandoned baby as her own, but finds herself on a collision course with the criminal underworld around her. Including knockout mambo numbers by Pérez Prado and Pedro Vargas, all under the crisp control of legendary director (The Pearl) and actor (The Wild Bunch) Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. In Spanish with English subtitles.
DFT 101: Cinema Mexicano In honor of this year’s bicentennial commemoration of the founding of the Republic of Mexico, the DFT is proud to present a selection of films in celebration of Mexico’s rich cinematic history. Classics by directors such as Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, Fernando de Fuentes and Luis Buñuel will be presented with special introductions on selected Saturdays at 4:00 pm. Cinema Mexicano Saturday matinees are free with museum admission. We’re equally delighted to host a premiere of the acclaimed new dramatic comedy Nora’s Will from director Mariana Chenillo – winner of seven Ariel Awards (Mexico’s "Oscars") including Best Picture and Best Screenplay of 2009.