Film Screening: La Diosa Arrodillada

The destructive passion of Antonio Ituarte for a model is the core of this film, in which Gavaldón and José Revueltas rework the conventions of romantic melodrama to enter the territories of the film noir. Ituarte, played by Arturo de Córdova, is added to the tormented gallery of suitors built by the director throughout his filmography, struggling between passion and contempt towards Raquel, embodied by Maria Felix in the fullness of her beauty. Directed by Roberto Gavaldon.

La destructiva pasión de Antonio Ituarte por una modelo es la médula de este filme, en el cual Gavaldón y José Revueltas reelaboran las convenciones del melodrama romántico para adentrarse en los territorios del film noir. Ituarte, interpretado por Arturo de Córdova, se agrega a la galería de galanes atormentados construida por el director a lo largo de su filmografía, debatiéndose entre la pasión y el desprecio hacia Raquel, encarnada por una María Félix en la plenitud de su belleza.

This screening is a part of the Sor Juana Festival, which serves to honor one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, as well as to celebrate and showcase the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from Mexico and the United States. The Festival also honors Mexican women leaders as a testimony to the enduring spirit of Sor Juana.

This event is free, however registration is required

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 2:00pm

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