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Ahí está el detalle / Calabacitas tiernas
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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Ahí está el detalle / Calabacitas tiernas
Ahí está el detalle  (Youre Missing the Point)  (Mexico, 1940)

The plot here is too convoluted for words, but it starts when Cantinflas tries to score a free meal from his girlfriend, a maid to the patron.  This film made Mario Moreno Cantinflas one of the most bankable stars of Mexicos Golden Age cinema and a national icon.

35mm, b/w, 112 min. Director: Juan Bustillo Oro.  Cast: Mario Moreno Cantinflas, Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García, Sofía Alvarez.

Calabacitas tiernas  (Mexico, 1949)

The comic persona of Tin-Tan was intimately linked to Los Angeles through his trademark pachuco character, a cultural figure forged between two nations with his zoot suit, streetwise sensibility, bilingual wordplay, and embrace of swing.  Here, he puts on an international music show to alleviate his financial troubles.

35mm, b/w, 101 min.  Cast: Germán Valdés Tin-Tan, Rosita Quintana, Amalia Aguilar.

Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960 screens Sept. 23 - Dec. 10 at the Downtown Independent and UCLAs Billy Wilder Theater.  Enjoy access to all films in this series with a pass!

This retrospective is presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive, as part of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.  Major support for this program is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.

Online admission:  $10
Box office admission:
General:  $9
Seniors:  $8
UCLA Alumni Association Members:  $8
Non-UCLA students:  $8
UCLA students:  Free.  UCLA students should claim the ticket at the box office on the day of the screening at least 15 minutes before show time.  If a UCLA student arrives closer to show time, they may be asked to wait in a rush line for any unsold seats.


Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


Film > Movies

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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