¡VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!: THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION ON FILM
Screening of 'Viva Villa'(1934). A film directed by Jack Conway.
Saturday, September 11, 20107:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.,
(corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds.)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
A Hollywood epic fashioned from an epically troubled production that was almost expelled from Mexico after actor Lee Tracy, subsequently fired, insulted a soldier in the Mexican Cadet Corps, Viva Villa! announces from the outset that it's a "fiction woven out of truth." Beery plays Pancho Villa, for all the violence of his tactics, with a child-like innocence in a performance that Richard Slotkin argues "became the standard Hollywood interpretation not only of Villa, but of Mexican revolutionaries in general."
TICKET INFO: Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu. Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; $8, students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.
35mm, b/w, 108 min.
PARKING: At the Billy Wilder Theater: after 6 p.m., $3 in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. Before 6 p.m., $3 for the first three hours with Museum validation.
Cost : Advance tickets are available for $10 at www.cinema.ucla.edu.
UCLA Film & Television Archive 310.206.FILM www.cinema.ucla.edu
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Film and Television Archive, Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles