Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano
Spring 2011 Film Series
Globalization and Power through Latin America Cinema
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium : 6:30pm
Thursday, January 13
La ley de Herodes / Herod’s Law
(Directed by Luis Estrada)
Juan Vargas is an unassuming government subordinate in the PRI party with political aspirations far out of step with his influence and abilities. But his dream becomes a reality when he is inexplicably appointed mayor of a sleepy little pueblo. He starts out with lofty ideas for a new Mexican modernity, but with a corrupt clergy, a non-Spanish-speaking constituency, a zero-peso operating budget, and a marked lack of imagination, Vargas’s idealistic intentions only last so long. Instead, the well-intentioned functionary becomes a psychopathic despot.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Films will be presented on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
As usual, we will give a short introduction of the film and after the presentation you are welcome to stay for a discussion.
Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.