Mexican American Studies: Feature Films
Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco)
Chicago: Facets Multimedia, 198-?, c1943.
Feature film. Maria is an outcast in her small Mexican village because of her late mother's immoral behavior. Her poverty and misery are exploited by the local farm lord and a well-to-do city artist who sees in her face the perfect woman whom he wishes to paint. This leads everyone into tragedy. Spanish with English subtitles. Starring Dolores del Río, Pedro Armendariz, Alberto Galan. (ca. 96 min.) Media PN1997 .M25927 1980z
Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1993.
Feature film by Robert Rodriguez. All he wants is to be a mariachi, like his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him. But the town he thinks will bring him luck brings only a curse--of deadly mistaken identity. Forced to trade his guitar for a gun, the mariachi is playing for his life. Note In Spanish with English subtitles. Starring Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Reinol Martinez, Peter Marquandt. (ca. 81 min.) Media PN1997.M263 R64 1993
Northridge, CA: Laguna Films, c1997. (100 min.)
Braveros, sentimentales, lujuriosos, irresponsables, es el retrato de su vecino, su comadre y de usted mismo. Starring Manolo Fabregas, Lucha Villa. Media PN1997 .M4 1997
Mexican War Diary, A (1846).
Chicago: Coronet Instructional Films, 1966.
A personal account of a young soldier's military and romantic exploits, illustrated with watercolors from the original manuscript, and including folk songs of the war. 1 film reel (14 min., 16 mm.) + guide. Media Film B-5326
Mi Querido Viejo
Northridge, CA: Laguna Films, 1997.
"He had struggled for success but still missed the affection that a father expects from his son. A beautiful film that reunites two great stars, father and son, Vicente Fernandez and Alejandro Fernandez." Dir: Rafael Villaseñor Kuri. Starring Vicente Fernandez, Alejandro Fernandez, Julieta Rosen, Manuel Ojeda, Stephanie Salas, Irma Dorantes. (ca. 90 min.) Media PN1993.5.M4 M5 1997
Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)
New York: HBO Home Video, c1994.
Feature film by Allison Anders. The members of rival Latino gangs in Los Angeles are feuding, and the girl friends are trying to stay out of the struggle for power and survive. Starring Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas, Panchito Gomez, Jesse Borrego. (100 min.) Media PN1997 .M4363 1994
Miles from the Border
New Day Films, c1987.
(15 min.) Media F869.L89 M482 1987b
La Mort en Ce Jardin (Death in the Garden)
New York: Interama Video Classics, 1996, c1956.
Feature film by Luis Buñuel, starring Simone Signoret, Charles Vanel, George Marchal, Michel Piccoli, Tito Junco, Paul Ramirez, Luis-Aceves Castañeda, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Albert Pedret, Marc Lambert, Stefani, Michèle Girardon. French dialogue, English subtitles. (104 min.) Media PN1997 .M667 1996
La Mujer sin Alma
Northridge, CA: Laguna Films, 2000, c1944.
Feature film by Fernando de Fuentes, starring Maria Felix, Antonio Badu, Fernando Soler, Emma Roldan. (90 min.) Media PN1997.5 .M84 2000
My Crazy Life (see Mi Vida Loca)
My Family (Mi Familia)
Atlanta: Turner Home Entertainment, 1995.
Feature Film. Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son. From the beginnings of his father's journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family. Starring Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Jenny Gago, Elpidia Carrillo, Enrique Castillo, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos, Lupe Ontiveros, Jacob Vargas, Jennifer Lopez, Maria Canals, Leon Singer, Michael D. Lorenzo, Jonathan Hernandez. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. (121 min.) Media PN1997 .M893 1995.
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