Hecho por México: The Films of Gabriel Figueroa

7/10/08 to 8/9/08

More than a cinematographer, Gabriel Figueroa was a consummate film artist. His rich chiaroscuro captured Mexico's grandeur and embodied its entrenched contrasts in what the painter Siqueiros called “murals that travel.” This series reframes Figueroa's work with new and archival prints of films directed by Emilio Fernández, Luis Buñuel, and others.

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Past Films

  • The Night of the Iguana

    • Saturday, August 9 8:30 pm

    Richard Burton shines in this adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play, into which director John Huston “injects his own sly humor.”-Time Out

  • Victims of Sin

    • Wednesday, August 6 6:30 pm

    Rumba dancer Ninón Sevilla plays an avenging angel in this camp musical/melodrama featuring intoxicating rhythms and cinematography.

  • The Fugitive

    • Wednesday, August 6 8:10 pm

    Henry Fonda and Dolores Del Rio in a John Ford classic, adapted from Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory.

  • Macario

    • Thursday, July 31 8:30 pm

    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

    • Thursday, July 31 6:30 pm

    Days of Autumn is a real rediscovery, a Sirkian melodrama starring Pina Pellicer, “unforgettably touching.”-Tribeca Film Festival. Adapted from a B. Traven story.

  • Nazarín

    • Saturday, July 26 6:30 pm

    Figueroa's cinematography lends stark beauty to an unforgiving landscape in this Buñuel classic about a priest whose charity is his undoing.

  • A New Dawn

    • Thursday, July 24 6:30 pm

    Andrea Palma and Pedro Armendáriz star in a 1943 drama of labor solidarity and corruption couched in a stylish noir.

  • Los olvidados

    • Thursday, July 24 8:40 pm

    Gabriel Figueroa gave form to Luis Buñuel's wicked humor in this unsentimental portrait of slum kids in Mexico City.

  • A Woman in Love

    • Saturday, July 19 6:30 pm

    This classic Fernández-Figueroa collaboration starring Pedro Armendáriz and María Félix marries the Revolution to The Taming of the Shrew.

  • The Saint That Forged a Country

    • Tuesday, July 15 7:30 pm

    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.

  • Let's Go with Pancho Villa!

    • Thursday, July 10 6:30 pm

    The definitive film on the Mexican Revolution, directed by Fernando de Fuentes, is at once authentic, thrilling, affecting, and unsentimental.

  • The Pearl

    • Thursday, July 10 8:30 pm

    John Steinbeck's adaptation of his beautiful short novel, directed by Emilio Fernández with unforgettable images by Gabriel Figueroa. Pedro Armendáriz stars.