The Kneeling Goddess (1947) | Roberto Gavaldón
The Kneeling Goddess (La diosa arrodillada)
(Roberto Gavaldón, 1947, 107 min, Mexico, Spanish w/ English subtitles, B&W, DCP)
-- Introduced by Miguel Rojas-Sotelo, Director of the NC Latin American Film Festival
The miraculous María Félix plays a stormy artist’s model who leads the ever-hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation.
Roberto Gavaldón: Cine Negro
We are pleased to exhibit two newly-restored films from director Roberto Gavaldón, one of the outstanding filmmakers of Mexico’s underseen “Golden Age of Film.” Here we find Gavaldón in full cine negro (film noir) mode, with luridly twisting plots, fatalistic worldviews, and deepest, darkest shadows.
Restoration and exhibition media courtesy of Cineteca Nacional de México.
Thursday, September 12: The Kneeling Goddesss
Friday, September 13: In The Palm of Your Hand
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).
Special thanks to Televisa, Fundación Televisa and Cineteca Nacional de México.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
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