Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

Film still courtesy of Museum of FIne Arts, Houston

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Thu., Aug. 3, 2 p.m., Fri., Aug. 4, 2 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 6, 2 p.m. 2017
$2 to $10

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
Art lovers and film buffs dying to get more from “Paint the Revolution,” MFAH’s outstanding exhibit of early 20th-century paintings from south of the border, are in luck, as Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema features 14 Spanish-language films that showcase our neighbor’s best cinematic musings. “These films were all restored by Mexico’s film archive, the Cineteca Nacional,” explains MFAH film and video curator Marian Luntz. “When we were offered the exhibition, they knew we had a longstanding film program and they had somebody curate a selection that they felt was representative of the period.” Standouts include small-town melodrama Rosauro Castro, the Oscar-nominated Macario and John Steinbeck’s novella-turned-screenplay La Perla (The Pearl). “I was so glad to see The Pearl, among many others,” says Luntz, “simply because John Steinbeck is so well-known and people knew the story from school — but people are likely unfamiliar with Emilio Indio Fernandez’s version, which is so worthwhile.”

2 p.m. Sunday. Also 2 p.m. August 3 and 4. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit mfah.org/films. $2 to $10.
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