(1951) Written and directed by Emilio Fernández. Ninón Sevilla, Rodolfo Acosta, Tito Junco. (85 min.) DCP courtesy of Olympusat Inc. and Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia. In Spanish with English subtitles.
A fiery cabaret dancer rescues a baby from a garbage bin and decides to raise him, against the wishes of her zoot-suited pimp. A postwar cabaret noir, the film showcases the Afro-Caribbean music of Mambo King Perez Prado and popular singer Pedro Vargas. One of the greatest films of Mexico’s Golden Age.
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.