The Pearl, July 10
Richard Burton shines in this adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play, into which director John Huston “injects his own sly humor.”-Time Out
Rumba dancer Ninón Sevilla plays an avenging angel in this camp musical/melodrama featuring intoxicating rhythms and cinematography.
Henry Fonda and Dolores Del Rio in a John Ford classic, adapted from Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory.
Also a Traven adaptation, this Day of the Dead fable blends traditional folktale with social satire as it follows a luckless woodcutter's struggles.
Days of Autumn is a real rediscovery, a Sirkian melodrama starring Pina Pellicer, “unforgettably touching.”-Tribeca Film Festival. Adapted from a B. Traven story.
Figueroa's cinematography lends stark beauty to an unforgiving landscape in this Buñuel classic about a priest whose charity is his undoing.
Andrea Palma and Pedro Armendáriz star in a 1943 drama of labor solidarity and corruption couched in a stylish noir.
Gabriel Figueroa gave form to Luis Buñuel's wicked humor in this unsentimental portrait of slum kids in Mexico City.
This classic Fernández-Figueroa collaboration starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Félix marries the Revolution to The Taming of the Shrew.
Virtually unknown here, this film from 1942 spans three centuries to evoke the national significance of the Virgin of Guadalupe, “Mother of Mexico.” Ramon Novarro makes his only appearance in a Mexican film.
The definitive film on the Mexican Revolution, directed by Fernando de Fuentes, is at once authentic, thrilling, affecting, and unsentimental.
John Steinbeck's adaptation of his beautiful short novel, directed by Emilio Fernández with unforgettable images by Gabriel Figueroa. Pedro Armendáriz stars.