Salón México / Víctimas del pecado
Salón México (Mexico, 1949)
This was Emilio Fernándezs first entry into the películas de cabareteras (dance hall film), a specifically Mexican film genre, involving working-class women forced to work as prostitutes. Mercedes works at a large dance hall while secretly putting her kid sister through school until she commits a desperatebut justifiablecrime that leads to tragedy.
DCP, b/w, 95 min. Director: Emilio Fernández. Cast: Marga López, Miguel Inclán, Rodolfo Acosta, Roberto Cañeo.
Víctimas del pecado (Mexico, 1951)
One of Mexicos most famous cabaret films begins in high gear and never relents. A young prostitute, Violeta, saves a discarded baby from a garbage can beginning a monumental struggle between herself and a pimp.
DCP, b/w, 90 min. Director: Emilio Fernández. Cast: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta, Rita Montaner.
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.
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