Film Series: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

In celebration of México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, join us this spring for a film series exploring the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. 


Sunday, May 14

Talk: Gender and Identity in Mexico's Golden Era Films
2:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Join us for the launch of our film series celebrating the Golden Age of Mexican cinema from the 1930s through 1950s, featuring a talk by director and film historian
Sonia Fritz followed by a screening of Distinto Amanecer from 1943. 

Film Screening: Distinto Amanecer
3:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Considered one of the best examples of Mexican film noir, Distinto Amanecer (Another Dawn) takes place during a single night in which old friends Ignacio, Julieta, and Octavio are reunited after many years apart. Ignacio and Julieta are now unhappily married when Octavio, Julieta’s paramour, shows up seeking refuge after uncovering a political scandal. Interlaced with elements of a drama, thriller, and romance, the film concludes with Julieta having to make a choice: to run away with Octavio on the dawn train and start a new life or to stay with her husband. This film is not rated (1943, 108 min.).


Enjoy double features of other films on selected Sundays throughout the run of México 1900–1950. Check back soon for a full schedule of screenings.