Albuquerque's 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, and are free to the public.
Aug 13: Las Abandonadas starring Dolores del Río, Pedro Armendáriz and Víctor Junco.
Margarita Pérez, a young and pregnant woman abandoned by her fiance has to deal with a society that is cruel to unmarried mothers. The movie has one of the greatest and expensive wardrobes of the Mexican Cinema, designed by Armando Valdes Peza. It is a sample of the deep devotion that the director and the photographer felt for Dolores del Río.
La Perla will be screened on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. Pedro Armendáriz is Quino, who, with his wife Juana (Maria Elena Marqués), are in anguish because their small son Coyotito was stung by a scorpion. The local doctor, who is a foreigner, refuses to treat the boy so his parents take him to a curandera. Later, the doctor and his brother, a loan shark played by Fernando Wagner, learn that Quino has found a valuable pearl and conspire to steal it from him.
The final film in the series, Pueblerina, will be screened on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. Starring Columba Dominguez, Robert Cañedo and Arturo Soto Rangel, the film features Cañedo as Aurelio Rodriguez, who has just been released from jail. He tries to build a new life with his marriage to Paloma (Dominguez) and begins working his land. But the brothers González, who are local landowners, have a different idea and interfere with his plans.