Screening of Macario (1960), directed by Roberto Galvadon. Screening followed by a discussion of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
The Fowler concludes its series dedicated to Taxco as a film locale with Macario, the first Mexican film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (1960, 91 minutes, black and white, Spanish with English subtitles)
Directed by Roberto Galvadón, the film stars Ignacio López Tarso as Macario, a poor man whose dream is to have a turkey dinner all to himself. His wife steals a turkey for him, and just as he is ready to devour his food, he is visited by Death. He shares his meal with Death and is granted the ability to heal the sick, but soon encounters complications that go along with his “gift.”
UCLA film professor Alejandro Pelayo introduces the film with a discussion of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Fowler Museum at UCLA
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