UCLA Film & Television Archive: El vampiro / Sombra verde

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UCLA Film & Television Archive: El vampiro  /  Sombra verde

Time: November 18, 2017 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 South Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Phone: 12136171033
Event Type: film
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2017

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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!

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