Detroit Film Theatre

THE MEXICAN CINEMA: Julio Bracho's Vision

Thursday, September 22, 2011

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

A key player in Mexican theatre of the 1930s, Julio Bracho felt that he could have a far greater influence by bringing his storytelling skills to the cinema. The result was a series of extraordinary works which find their roots in everyday stories. Ay Que Tiempos Señor Don Simón! (1941) is a charmingly comic tale of suspected infidelity, in which a pair of spinster sisters spot a woman attending a theatrical performance that is "for men only," and as a result want her expelled from the "Committee for the Defense of Good Manners." In the celebrated Distinto Amanecer (1943), the killing of a union leader leads to intrigue and danger, as well as the unexpected rekindling of a forgotten romance. With Pedro Armendáriz and Andrea Palma. Spanish with English subtitles. Free admission. (Double feature, 205 min.) This program is made possible through the generosity of the Consulate of Mexico in Detroit

Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.