Presenting 19 of the most representative feature films by the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. Where the works of acclaimed directors Luis Buñuel, Emilio Fernández, Roberto Gavaldón, Julio Bracho, Carlos Velo, and his collaboration with Hollywood directors Don Siegel, John Ford, and John Huston will be showcased. The program will feature some cherished screen classics including María Candelaria (1943), Los Olvidados (1950), Macario (1959), Victims of Sin (1951), Salón México (1949), and The Night of Iguana (1964), which earned Figueroa an Oscar nomination for his stunning black and white photography; as well as rare films such as Hidden River (1947), Pueblerina (1948), Autumn Days (1962).
In colonial times, Ignacio López Tarso’s impoverished woodcutter Macario agrees to share the whole turkey he’s planned for himself with a deathly apparition, his reward a miraculous liquid that heals any illness — but there are catches. First Mexican film nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar.
New York: June 5 - 18 at Film Forum.