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La Virgen de la Caridad / Casta de roble
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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La Virgen de la Caridad / Casta de roble
La Virgen de la Caridad  (Cuba, 1930)

A young peasant is in love with the daughter of a local landowner, but her father objects to her marrying below her station and has found a more suitable husband.  This extremely popular Cuban silent film was highly praised for its critical view of the plight of peasants.

35mm, b/w, 72 min.  Director: Ramón Peón.  Cast: Julio Gallo, Diana Marde, Matilde Maun, Sergio Miro, Francisco Muñoz.

Casta de roble  (Cuba, 1954)

A young peasant girl has her baby by the plantation master taken away.  She marries and has another son, but the loss of the child has scarred her for life.  Shot mostly on location in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, this film visualizes the harsh life of peasants and workers in a sugar economy.

35mm, b/w, 91 min.  Director: Manolo Alonso.  Cast: David Silva, Xonia Benguría, Agustín Campos, Ángel Espasande, Rosendo Rosell.

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 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


Film > Movies

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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