Recent Draper graduate Salvador Olguín (Jan. 2011) will be hosting a series of talks about the history of Mexican cinema at the Brooklyn arts space Observatory in early March. The three talks will each include a surprise film screening. For more information on the talks, please see the Observatory website at http://observatoryroom.org/2011/02/14/mexican-cinema/
Lectures and Screenings with Salvador Olguín
March 1st, 8th, and 15th
543 Union Street, Brooklyn
Spawning world-renowned directors like Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), and with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful currently nominated for two Academy Awards, Mexico’s film industry has established a name of its own. But few people know the history of Mexican cinema, or have access to some of its early films. During this series of talks, we will provide a brief introduction to this history, show a few clips, and present screenings of films from a pivotal moment in the development of Mexican cinema: the times of decadence around the decade of 1970.