Eclipse del sol (Eclipse of the Sun) (Argentina, 1943)
A singer secretly marries a wealthy landowner who soon returns to his ranch, fearing the rejecting of his snobbish family. To teach him a lesson, she shows up at his estancia pretending to be a maid. A white telephone comedy with lovely musical numbers, Eclipse de sol is peppered with sentimental touches and a dash of sex farce.
DCP, b/w, 84 min. Director: Luis Saslavsky. Cast: Libertad Lamarque, George Rigaud, Pedro Quartucci, Angelina Pagano.
El cura Lorenzo (Argentina, 1954)
In this heartwarming biopic, Father Massa, an athletic young priest in the early 1900s, is sent to serve a working-class community where he overcomes its hostility to form one of the best soccer clubs in Argentina.
DCP, b/w, 89 min. Director: Augusto Cesar Vatteone. Cast: Ángel Magaña, Tito Alonso, Arturo Arcari, Nelly Meden.
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 December 1st at 7:30 PM
Tickets available here and at the door!