El vampiro (Mexico, 1957)
Two strangers find themselves stranded at the Sierra Negra train station just before nightfall—until 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 UCLA’s 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.
This Double Feature screens on November 18th at 7:30 PM
Tickets available here and at the door!