FESTIVAL DE CINE MEXICANO DE SACRAMENTO

24/01/2010 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment


Festival of Mexican cinema in Sacramento

The Festival de Cine Mexicano de Sacramento is a monthly mini-series of subtitled classic Mexican films presented by La Raza Galería Posada in conjunction with the Consulate General of México.

Coming up this week are “La Virgen que Forjó una Patria,” (“The Virgin That Forged a Country”), 1942, on Thursday, and “Distincto Amanecer,” (“Distinct Dawn”), 1943, on Friday.

La Raza’s film curator, Fred Dobb, offers commentary for the movies. He taught Mexican film at San Francisco State University.

Tell us about the film festival, which started last fall.

La Raza is collaborating with the Mexican consulate as part of Mexico’s celebration of 100 years of independence. Every month, they’ve been sharing films with us, to celebrate the best of Mexican film.

FAQ: The festival celebrates the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. When was that?

It was when the forces within the Mexican film industry, including the government, decided to produce a series of films that represented that which was uniquely Mexican: traditions, landscapes and their best talent. Films were made by the Golden Team. You find the same names repeated over and over: Julio Bracho, Emilio Fernandez, Gabriel Figueroa.

FAQ: Where did they learn filmmaking?

They worked in Hollywood to perfect their craft and returned to Mexico to make films. In Hollywood, they created Spanish versions of American films.

Compiled by Latam film blog from www.sacbee.com

FESTIVAL DE CINE MEXICANO DE SACRAMENTO

When: 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday (continuing Feb. 25-26)

Where: 1022 22nd St., Sacramento

 Cost: Free

 Information: (916) 446-5133, www.larazagaleriaposada.org

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