Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, November 20, 2010

4:00 PM

Enamorada will be introduced by Dr. Stephany Slaughter, Professor of Spanish at Alma College, MI.

Mexico/1949—directed by Emilio Fernandez (99 min.)
During the time of the revolution, General José Juan Reyes’ zapatistas troops occupy the quiet city of Cholula. While confiscating the assets of wealthy townspeople, General Reyes falls for the beautiful and indomitable Beatriz Peñafiel, daughter of a prominent land owner. Beatrice’s initial contempt towards the revolutionary gives way to curiosity and, finally, a deep love. Directed by Emilio Fernandez, and starring the incomparable Maria Felix and luminous cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa, Enamorada is one of the most memorable romances produced in the golden age of Mexican cinema during the 1930s and 40s.          
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. This screening of Enamorada is made possible through the generous assistance of the Consulate General of Mexico in Detroit. Admission is free to the public.