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El vampiro / Sombra verde
Downtown Independent
Los Angeles, CA
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El vampiro / Sombra verde
El vampiro  (Mexico, 1957)

Two strangers find themselves stranded at the Sierra Negra train station just before nightfalluntil a mysterious horse-drawn carriage offers the duo transport into the Black Mountains.  Considered a classic of midcentury Mexican horror, El vampiro set an imitable new standard for this subgenre of gothic horror.

35mm, b/w, 95 min.  Director: Fernando Méndez.  Cast: Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, Carmen Montejo, Germán Robles.

Sombra verde  (Mexico, 1954)

A research scientist is sent by his pharmaceutical company into the jungles around Veracruz to find a wonder drug but instead comes upon a strange young woman.  He falls in love but her father wants him dead.
Ricardo Montalbán, still a major Hollywood contract star at MGM, returned to Mexico to appear in this erotic jungle adventure film.

DCP, b/w, 85 min.  Director: Roberto Gavaldón.  Cast: Ricardo Montalbán, Ariadne Welter, Victor Parra, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos.

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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