Cine de la Epoca de Oro: La Perla

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

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Screening of the film starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués. Part of the Mexican Classics series.


Ciclo de Cine Mexicano de la Época de Oro La Perla starring Pedro Armendáriz, María Elena Marqués and Fernando Wagner. In a fishing village, Quino (Armendáriz) and his wife Juana (Marqués) are in anguish because their little son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion, the local doctor (a foreigner) refuses to treat the child and the boy is taken to a curandera. Later the doctor and his brother (Wagner), a loan shark meet Quino again, after he finds an expensive pearl and decide to steal it from him.  

The South Broadway Cultural Center, in cooperation with the Consulate of Mexico, presents five vintage films from Mexico in a series entitled “Cine de la Época de Oro” (Films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema) on five consecutive Wednesdays. The films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

See also: Reel World

Cinema oro

The South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE), in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico, is bringing a series of classic Spanish-language films with The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. The series gets underway on Wednesday, July 30, with 1943’s Flor Silvestre, Dolores del Rio’s first Mexican film after her long career in Hollywood. The film, chronicling one young woman’s adventures during the Mexican Revolution, also features Mexican cinema icon Pedro Armendáriz. The next film is Wednesday, Aug. 6. Armendáriz and del Rio reunite for Bugambilia, about a charming girl looking for love under the watchful eye of a controlling father. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, del Rio and Armendáriz star in Las Abandonadas, about a young pregnant woman abandoned by her fiancé. Wednesday, Aug. 20, brings La Perla, in which a greedy foreign doctor conspires to fleece a rural family (Armendáriz and María Elena Marqués). The festival closes out on Wednesday, Aug. 27, with Pueblerina. In this 1949 drama, a recently released convict (Roberto Cañedo) tries to rebuild his life with a new bride (Columba Domínguez) but is stymied by a couple of corrupt local landowners. All films in the series start at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

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