Sponsored by Latino Outreach Council
This 1946 Mexican classic, shot on location in Puebla, tells the story of revolutionary José Juan Reyes (Pedro Armendáriz, a Cal Poly graduate!) who takes the town of Cholula, and demands contributions from its wealthiest citizens for the Mexican Revolution. However, his plans are disrupted when he falls in love with Señorita Beatriz Peñafiel (María Félix), the tempestuous daughter of the town’s richest man.
The film was fully restored by UCLA in 2018, and will be introduced by Argentinean Fulbright Scholar / UCLA Film Studies PhD, Maria Elena de las Carreras.
Director/Writer: Emilio Fernández
Producer: Benito Alazraki
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with Fundacion Televisa AC and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Restoration funded by the Material World Charitable Foundation.
Saturday, March 21 – Fremont – 1:00pm
After the movie, Pedro Armendáriz will receive a posthumous award presented by Cal Poly president, Jeffrey Armstrong. A representative from the Los Angeles Mexican Consulate will accept the award on his behalf.