Friday, February 25
6:00–8:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Gregorio Luke, former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles, and the First Secretary of the embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.
Explore the fascinating world of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema with Gregorio Luke. The storytelling of films provides new inspiration for learning beyond your expectations.
Mexico’s film industry has experienced astounding growth over the last two decades. A resurgence of great artistic talent from directors, screenwriters, producers and filmmakers are noted by the work of Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón, just to name a few. Their success has provided access to the diversification of Mexico’s stories from underrepresented groups and unconventional concepts.
This new wave of film production is historically celebrated with the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema that dominated the Latin American film industry from the 1930s to the 1960s. Topics evolved from the provincial society of Mexico at that time to the inspirations of masculinity, family, ethnicity, and music. Fernando de Fuentes, Emilio “El Indio” Fernández Romo, Alejandro Galindo, Ismael Rodriguez, and Luis Buñuel became popular directors that challenged the traditional values of Mexican society, including politically. Iconic actors such as Cantinflas, Maria Felix, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Infante, and Jorge Negrete were renowned internationally.
Gregorio Luke has given over 1,000 lectures worldwide from The Library of Congress to universities such as Harvard, Columbia, and Georgetown. Luke is an expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture. He is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles, and the First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.
Reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
$10 LAAC members | $15 nonmembers | $10 seniors | $5 military and students
Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.
Image courtesy of Randal White.