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Film

The River and Death (El río y la muerte)

 
 
Wed, Aug 6, 2014
  • 9:15PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 91min
FORMAT: 16mm
LANGUAGE: In Spanish with English subtitles
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $9 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek 2014 series Buñuel
Directed by Luis Buñuel | 1955

With Miguel Torruco, Columba Domínguez, Joaquín Cordero

“Carry an image of the Virgin—and a gun.” Machismo runs amok in a small town where men are locked in a permanent blood feud and the dead are ritualistically offered up to the murky river that runs nearby. This ultra-rare Mexican production is Buñuel’s scorching demonstration of “how mythic conventions of the Mexican way of death could be deployed in an anti-western many years ahead of its time” (Senses of Cinema).