TONIGHT: ¡Qué viva México!

Posted on April 15, 2011 – 11:14 PM | by OldManFoster
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La Galeria Posada has recently started hosting a Film Night.  On tap tonight at 7PM is  ¡Qué viva México!

Legendary Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein shot the footage for ¡Qué viva México! in Mexico in 1931 at the height of the Great Depression. The courageous financiers of this project were the author Upton Sinclair, his wife Mary Craig and a small group of their friends.  Shooting was stopped with most of the work completed; Josef Stalin insisted on Eisenstein’s return to the Soviet Union.  Sinclair had the foresight to store the original unedited footage- it is due to his vision that this reconstructed version exists today.

La Galeria Posada
1022-1024 22nd Street

These films are FREE of charge but donations will greatly help these and other programs stay alive.

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