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Cineteca Nacional returns with free performances in an open-air forum

The National Cinematheque resumes outdoor functions this Friday, after suspending activities for two months before the red traffic light in Mexico City due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The emblematic venue of the Xoco neighborhood begins this Friday at 7:00 p.m. with performances at its Gabriel Figueroa Open Air Forum, with Mexican cinema films. In addition, the soda fountain and the main candy store will also be open.

“The time has come to restart, with great care, the reopening of the outdoor cultural spaces and what better way to do it than to enjoy Mexican cinema films at the National Cinematheque, an emblematic place that has an open-air forum where you can receive to the audience ”, commented the Secretary of Culture of the Government of Mexico, Alejandra Frausto Guerrero.

The functions in the Open Air Forum are free and the use of face masks and antibacterial gel is essential to enter. Check the billboard here:

Friday February 19

Cuartelazo

(Alberto Isaac, Mexico, 1977, 117min.)

October 7, 1913. At one of the highest points of the Mexican Revolution, the Chiapas senator Belisario Domínguez is cruelly assassinated by the people of Victoriano Huerta. Filmed in different locations in Mexico City, Cuartelazo tells the story of Victoriano Huerta’s betrayal, the coup that brought him to power, and the crimes ordered to pave his way.

Saturday February 20

The corner of the virgins

(Alberto Isaac, Mexico, 1972, 112min.)

Inspired by a couple of stories included in El llano en llamas, by Juan Rulfo, Alberto Isaac narrates the misadventures of the healer Anacleto Morones, who traveled the landscapes of Comala saving souls through pleasure. With a sense of humor, a dose of sensuality and the presence of some mythical personalities of classic Mexican cinema as protagonists, Isaac orchestrates an exceptional comedy that looks out into the Rulfian universe without the usual tragic tone.

Sunday February 21

Passion according to Berenice

(Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Mexico, 1976, 100min.)

In Aguascalientes, the enigmatic and attractive widow Berenice lives with her old godmother Josefina, dedicated to usury. The arrival of Rodrigo, the son of the old woman’s deceased general practitioner, who is captivated by the mysterious personality of Berenice, will start a complicated game of passion. This film, which consolidated the career of Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, was presented at the 1976 International Film Festival.