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March 15, 2018

Great Women of Classic Mexican Cinema (a film series) presents Aventurera

Start Time: March 15, 2018 5:00pm
End Time: March 15, 2018 7:00pm
Venue: Comer Auditorium
Organizer Name: Foreign Language Program
Organizer Phone Number: 205-665-6410

Great Women of Classic Mexican Cinema

A Film Series

 

Sponsored by the UM Foreign Language Program

and the Latin American Studies Minor

 

 COMER AUDITORIUM

with a brief introduction by Dr. Eric Vaccarella

Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM

Aventurera

 (The Adventurous Type)  (1950)

Directed by Alberto Gaut.  Ninón Sevilla stars as the beautiful but ill-fated Elena. Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he’s a friend, Elena goes to dinner with “Pretty Boy” Lucio, but he drugs her champagne and sells her to Rosaura, who runs a brothel out of her nightclub. Elena becomes a sensation as a dancer, but all the while she nurtures plans of revenge against those who have conspired against her.  A unique blend of noir, pulp, cabaret, musical revue, and over the top melodrama, this film takes the viewer on a wild ride through the seamy Mexican underground of the late 1940s.

(This film replaces the originally scheduled film La Devoradora)

 

Free and open to the public.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  Approximate length 110 minutes.

 

Contact the UM Foreign Language Office at 205-665-6410 for more information.