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ILLUMINATING THE SILVER SCREEN: DOLORES DEL RIO
MARIA CANDELARIA
DIRECTED BY EMILIO FERNANDEZ

FRIDAY,
JANUARY 25, 2002,

8 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
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Racially marginalized even after her return to Mexico, del Rio plays a native woman of questionable repute who is ostracized and tortured by her fellow villagers. Criticized both for glamorizing native culture through its Hollywood-groomed, European-descended star and for romanticizing interclass relations, Maria Candelaria possesses all the elements of melodrama. However, it also has a mythic quality that earned international recognition and the first awards (the Grand Prix, best cinematography) won by any Mexican film at the Cannes Film Festival. 1943, Mexico, B/W, 35mm, in Spanish with English subtitles, 90 minutes.


 

 


SPECIAL THANKS TO BILL ROBENS AND R. P. MAY (WARNER BROS.), ROB STONE (UCLA FILM AND TELEVISION ARCHIVE), BRIAN CLAUSSEN (SWANK) AND BRYAN COFFEY (MOMA CIRCULATING FILM DEPARTMENT) FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND FOR PROVIDING THE PRINTS.