This icon film actress, who refused to get caught up with the Hollywood lifestyle, was called “La Doña” by her critics and fans. She was beautiful, seductive and clever – a powerful combination!
April 8, 6:30pm: Screening of two shorts, panel discussion & reception at Octavio Paz Gallery, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, 27 East 39th St, 2nd Floor, NYC.
Canasta de Cuentos Mexicanos, 1955: Chapter La Tigresa (15 min.) & Reportaje, 1953: Chapter En un Hotel (16 min, 23 sec.)
Gonzalo Aburto, Entertainment, Arts & Culture Editor, El Diario/La Prensa
Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York
Sandra García-Betancourt, President & CEO, NoMAA
Carlos Gutiérrez, Co-founder & Executive Director, Cinema Tropical
Screening of six of La Doña’s films at Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th St. (btw. 2 & 3 Ave.) NYC. Free and open to the public.
April 9, 6pm: El Peñón de las ánimas (1942), 117 min. with English subtitles &
Doña Diabla (1949), 89 min.
April 16, 6pm: La Escondida (1956), 105 min. with English subtitles &
Enamorada (1946), 96 min.
April 30, 6pm: French Cancan (1954), 105 min. with English subtitles &
Tizoc (1957), 110 min.
The event is part of a Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in collaboration with
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and Instituto Cervantes.
All films are in original Spanish version unless noted
A special thanks to artist Javier Avila for his contributions to this program.