In accordance with Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, the NCMA is closed until further notice. While the Museum Park remains open for walking, running, and biking, visitors should practice extreme caution and take strict social distancing measures. See a full list of affected programs and events at ncartmuseum.org/covid19.
Sombra Verde (Untouched)
(1954) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Ricardo Montalban, Ariadne Welter, Victor Parra. (85 min.) DCP. New restoration from the UCLA Film Archive and the Museum of Modern Art.
Spanish with English subtitles
Mexico’s master of urban melodrama explores jungle passions in this reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A pharmaceutical company scientist seeking the barbasco (yam) root for cortisone extraction stumbles on the hidden tropical paradise of a brooding, reclusive Prospero and his alarmingly carnal daughter.
Photographed in stunning outdoor locations and starring gorgeous Ricardo Montalban (Wrath of Khan), temporarily on hiatus in his native Mexico from his MGM career as a Latin lover. Sombra Verde provides him a magnificent starring role as both adventurer and erotic plaything.
Now extended through January 26, 2020, with special weekend hours! Experience the lives, loves, and influence of two art icons of the 20th century. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907–54) and her husband, the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957). The myths that surrounded them in their lifetime arose not only from their significant bodies of work, but also from their friendships (and conflicts) with leading political figures and their passionate, tempestuous personal relationships.