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Mexican American Studies: Feature Films


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Fever Mounts in El Pao (Ambiciosos) (Republic of Sin)

Lancaster, CA: Foothill Video, [c1996, 1959?].
Feature film by Luis Buñuel. The secretary to the assassinated governor of an impoverished island dependency of a large and powerful Latin American nation successfully stops a prisoners' revolt which threatens to take over the island's capital, and so becomes the dead governor's successor. Dubbed into English from the original French. Based on the novel La Fièvre à El Pao, by Henry Castillou. Starring Gérard Philipe, María Félix, Jean Servais, Miguel Angel Ferriz, Raúl Dantés, Domingo Soler, Victor Junco. (100 min.) Media PN1997 .F53 1996

The Frida

Los Angeles: Connoisseur Meridian Films, 1997, c1984.
A dramatized re-creation of the life of Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist, feminist and revolutionary. In Spanish with English subtitles. (108 min.) Media PN1997 .F89 1997

Frida Kahlo, Portrait of a Woman

Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1992.
A theatrical presentation of the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. (22 min.) Media ND259.K33 F75 1992

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