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A New Exhibit At MFAH Showcases Classic Mexican Cinema

Museum of Fine Arts Houston is hosting an exhibit called The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

MFAH Watkin Building
MFAH Watkin Building

The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema is a new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, running from July 6, through September 30, 2017. The exhibit features fourteen films from Mexico's film industry that were released from 1940 to 1959.

Upcoming highlights include Roberto Gavaldon's La noche avanza (The Night Falls), a film noir-inspired melodrama about Mexico City's criminal underworld; Emilio Indio Fernández's La perla (The Pearl), an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novella "The Pearl;" and Juan Bustillo Oro's Ahí está el detalle (You're Missing the Point), a comedy featuring Mario Moreno, considered to be the Mexican Charlie Chaplin.

Marian Luntz, curator of film and video for MFAH joins Houston Matters to discuss the film selections and the new digital restorations.