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Film Series Continues at UCR With Mexican and U.S. Films

Film Series Continues at UCR With Mexican and U.S. Films

(April 14, 1999)

More classic, documentary, and avant-garde films from Mexico and the U.S. will show at the University of California, Riverside, 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.

The series, produced in cooperation with Latin American Studies, Chicano Student Programs, and the Department of Hispanic Studies, will occupy Monday nights during Spring Quarter 1999. All showings are at 7 p.m. in room 1501 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on campus. A schedule follows:

  • "El rey del barrio," a film starring Germÿn Valdes as Tin Tan, will screen Monday, April 26. This is in Spanish with no subtitles.
  • Two Films by Paul Espinosa: "The Hunt for Pancho Villa" (1993) and "The Lemon Grove Incident" (1986), will screen Monday, May 10.
  • Ahi estÿ el detalle," a classic film starring Mario Moreno as Cantinflas, shows Monday, May 24. This is in Spanish with no subtitles.
  • "Cronos," the story of an elderly antique dealer who accidentally activates an instrument that grants eternal life, will screen Monday, June 7. The film is directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

Additional information is available from UC MEXUS at (909) 787-3519, or consult their web page at

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