Viva la Revolución: Films of the Mexican Revolution

Sept 14 - Oct 12, 2010


2010 marks the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence from Spain and the centennial of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, which overthrew three decades of dictatorship by Porfirio Diaz. Joining Cine Las Americas and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, AFS is proud to present five films that offer a range of views of “La Revolución.” Two are relatively well known Hollywood productions depicting the foremost revolutionary, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. Three films from Mexico, all directed by Fernando de Fuentes in the 1930s, tell tales of courage, loyalty, betrayal, friendship, deception, warfare, land, victory, loss, love, and death. De Fuentes was not afraid to present his own critique of revolutionary leaders, corrupt officials, and the legends of the Revolution. Censored, underrated, and nearly forgotten, Fernando de Fuentes and his unblinking camera have been rediscovered and can now be presented in honor of his accomplishments and in recognition of the Mexican Revolution. -- Chale Nafus, Director of Programming, Austin Film Society

Click on each title for more information and tickets:


VAMONOS CON PANCHO VILLA – Tues Sept 14, 7:00pm

VIVA VILLA! – Tues Sept 21, 7:00pm

EL COMPADRE MENDOZA – Tues Sept 28, 7:00pm

VIVA ZAPATA! – Tues Oct 5, 7:00pm

EL PRISIONERO 13 – Tues Oct 12, 7:00pm