Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, July 31, 2010

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

Mexico/1962—directed by Luis Buñuel (94 min.)
A group of friends are invited to dinner but soon encounter an inexplicable phenomenon; they are unable to leave, and can’t figure out why. This tantalizing mid-career masterpiece from the cinema’s great troublemaker, Luis Buñuel (Belle de Jour), remains controversial nearly a half-century after its scandalous premiere. Filled with satiric swipes at the frivolous upper classes, it is above all a showcase for Buñuel’s anarchic, darkly comic view of an absurd universe . 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. 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. Cinema Mexicano Saturday matinees are free with museum admission.