Saturday, March 23, 8 p.m., Rich Theatre
Set to the emotion, cruelty, and high stakes of the Mexican Revolution, this action-packed romantic drama from director Emilio Fernández won eight of Mexico's top film awards in 1947, including Best Film and Best Cinematography for Gabriel Figueroa. In all of Fernández and Figueroa's twenty-five film collaborations, there is no better example of the keen sense of humor they developed together. From subtly comical re-framings to outright slapstick routines, humor delightfully counterbalances the gravity of this drama at virtually every turn. But the intrigue remains intact, and Figueroa's camera never fails to bring new light to its subject, be it a charging cavalry, a foreboding Mexican sky, or the dynamic beauty of lead actress María Félix.
Pricing: General admission, $7; Museum members, students with I.D., and seniors, $6; Patron-level members, FREE