Mexican American Studies: Feature Films
Valentin de la Sierra
Madera, CA: Madera Cinevideo, c1985.
Two men raised like brothers meet during the Mexican revolution. One is a rebel, the other is devoted to the military. In Spanish. Feature film starring Antonio Aguilar, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos. Media PN1997.5 .V34 1985
La Vida Inutil de Pito Perez
Huntington Park, CA: Film-Mex Productions, c1986.
Pito Perez es un soñador cuyos sueños de riqueza y poder nunca se cristalizan. No obstante, brindando su ayuda a los demás y recibiendo el desprecio y mal trato de la gente. Pito Perez dreams of having power and riches but his dreams never come true. Nevertheless, he helps other people, but he receives disregard and mistreatment. Based on the novel by Ruben Romero. Director, Roberto Gavaldon. Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Lucha Villa, Lilia Prado. (ca. 90 min.) Media PN1997 .V484 1986
Burbank, CA: Hollywood's Attic, 1996, c1961.
Feature film by Luis Buñuel. Story of a young lady about to take final vows in a convent but becomes involved in setting up a refuge for society's outcasts. She finds out that she cannot save any lost souls through prayer and charity. A satire on religion and society. Spanish with English subtitles. Starring Silva Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey. (90 min.) Media PN1995.9.F67 V5 1996
[S.l.]: NCS [distributor], 1961.
Feature film by Luis Buñuel. Story of a young lady about to take final vows in a convent but becomes involved in setting up a refuge for society's outcasts. She finds out that she cannot save any lost souls through prayer and charity. A satire on religion and society. English subtitles. (90 min.) Media Film F-11,847
Viva Quien Sabe Querer
Northridge, CA: Laguna Films, c1999.
A singer and his accompanist travel abroad for a contract that never existed. The promotor is a swindler who sends them two beautiful accomplices to keep them from killing him, and to persuade them to return home. Videocassette release of a 1950s (?) film. Starring Miguel Aceves Mejia, Mabel Karr, Oscar Pulido. (89 min.) Media PN1997.5 .V58 1999.
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