Macario by Roberto Gavaldón (1959)
September 11th at 6 pm, UTEP Union Cinema Room 109
Macario is a fantastic drama of the year 1959, directed by Roberto Gavaldón and starring Ignacio López Tarso.
An adaptation based on a novel by Bruno Traven that is created on a story by the Grimm Brothers. It is set in the era of the Viceroyalty of New Spain of the eighteenth century on the eve of a Day of the Dead.
It was one of the most famous Mexican films of his time and the first film of this country to be nominated for an Oscar from the Hollywood Academy in the category of best foreign language film.
A poor farm worker makes a strange pact with death, since he lives obsessed with his poverty and the idea of death.
Una familia de tantas by Alejandro Galindo (1948)
September 11th at 8 pm, UTEP Union Cinema Room 109
Una familia de tantas is a drama film written and directed by Alejandro Galindo and starring Fernando Soler, David Silva, Martha Roth, Eugenia Galindo and Felipe de Alba.
A middle-class family of the Federal District consisting of five children is shaken from their bases by the appearance of an appliance seller that calls into question family harmony. One of the children marries by duty while his sister Estela escapes the house. Maru, the youngest, joins the seller without parental consent.
The narrative vitality, the naturalness of the dialogues and the good acting performance are part of an acute melodrama that confronts two middle class modalities: the repressive of the father and the progressive and innovative agility of the seller to enter that family and end up marrying Maru (Martha Roth).