Event Category: Films
Vámonos con Pancho Villa – Classic Mexican FilmAugust 165:00 pm
Description:ámonos con Pancho Villa is the story of the Mexican Revolution as told by six brave peasants who join Pancho Villa’s army. The New York Times asserts, “This is the movie where style is at its best as everything just fits nicely with a vision of the Revolution. Vámonos con Pancho Villa was de Fuentes’ true masterpiece about the Mexican Revolution.” Viva Mexico!
For this month of Mexican heritage, Shelter celebrates the “Época del Oro” or ‘Golden Age’ of Mexican cinema, the period from 1936 to 1959 when Mexican cinema reached its artistic peak, starting with the classic Vámonos con Pancho Villa (1936), directed by Fernando de Fuentes. This was the first of the films of the “Golden Age” to be wholly Mexican instead of following the familiar Hollywood model. After it, the quality and success of Mexican films continued as Mexico became the center of the motion picture industry for Latin America.
Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin down Insurgentes. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class spaces are available for rent. We welcome ideas for events! “The Space” is a part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located just around the corner at the 8 1/2 door (Above the Theater). The San Miguel Table Tennis Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. 50 pesos suggested donation. The space is also a great room for classes. We welcome Ideas for events and classes! Hang out and relax with us in the Shelter VG4 cafe! The Shelter VG4 cafe is available for local artists to display their art. Every 4 – 6 weeks we invite a new local artist to present and sell their art in the cafe. We welcome display ideas! For more information, please send us an Enquiry.