Flor Silvestre (Wildflower 1943)

Thursday Aug 1, 2013

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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In Spanish With English sub-titles A 1943 Mexican film, directed by Emilio Fernández and starring Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz. This is the first Mexican movie Dolores del Río made after her career in Silent and Mexico's Golden Age if films. It's the first movie of an extended collaboration between Fernández, Del Rio, Armendáriz, Gabriel Figueroa (cinematography) and Mauricio Magdaleno (writer). It also marked the debut of Emilia Guiú in a small role as an extra. Esperanza (Dolores del Río), a young and beautiful woman, narrates to her son her history across the Mexican Revolution.

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This August the KiMo Theatre is presenting its Summer Retrospective of Mexican Cinema. In conjunction with the Consulate of Mexico, KiMo will screen five classic Mexican films. The series starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, with 1943’s Flor Silvestre (Wildflower) starring Dolores del Río and Pedro Armendáriz. The film is a melodramatic look at the Mexican Revolution and was del Río’s first Spanish language film following her career in Hollywood’s Golden Age. On Thursday, Aug. 8, it’s 1951’s La Hija del Engaño (The Daughter of Deceit) directed by Luis Buñuel. That’s followed on Thursday, Aug. 15, with 1953’s La Ilusion Viaje en Tranvía (Illusion Travels by Streetcar)—which is also directed by Buñuel. The first film is a noirish melodrama about a salesman who leaves his family and becomes a gangster. The second is a comedy about two drunk transit workers who take a decommissioned streetcar out for one last ride. Pedro Páramo (1967) returns to the Mexican Revolution for a more allegorical look back. It screens on Thursday, Aug. 22. The series closes out on Thursday, Aug. 29, with 1983’s Frida Naturaleza Viva (Frida Still Life), a biographical drama about painter Frida Kahlo starring Ofelia Medina. All films start at 7 p.m. and are presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets are $5 general admission for all seats.

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