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Film Series Continues Jan 11 at UCR With Avant-Garde Mexican Films

Film Series Continues Jan 11 at UCR With Avant-Garde Mexican Films

(January 7, 1999)

A second wave of avant-garde and experimental films from Mexico begins Monday, (Jan. 11), part of the 1998-99 Peliculas de las Americas/Films of the Americas films series, sponsored by the University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS). The series is free and open to the public.

"Men With Guns," a film by "Lone Star" director John Sayles, kicks off the Winter Quarter segment of the series, starting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, in room 1501 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at the University of California, Riverside.

The series will continue through March with four additional screenings, all in room 1501 of Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • "Guantanamera," a contemporary film from Cuba, screens at 7 p.m. Jan. 25.
  • "The Sixth Sun," a documentary by Saul Landau, will show at 5 p.m. Feb. 8 as a double feature with "Viva Zapata" at 7 p.m.
  • "Ahí está el detalle," starring Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), kicks off a mini-festival at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 as a double feature with the 7 p.m. "María Candelaria," starring Dolores del R?. Both of these films are in Spanish with no subtitles.
  • Filmmaker Paul Espinosa will close the series with a discussion of his films, "The Lemon Grove Incident," (1986) "The Hunt for Pancho Villa," (1993) and "The U.S.-Mexican War" (1998). The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. with films for the evening to be announced.

For more information about the film series, call UC MEXUS at (909) 787-3519. Peliculas de las Americas/Films of the Americas is presented in cooperation with the Latin American studies program, the Chicano student programs office and the Department of Hispanic Studies at UCR.-30-

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