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CHICOGRANDE

Thu, Feb 24, 2011
at 6:30 PM (WH)
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Fri, Feb 25, 2011
at 8:45 PM (B1)
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CHICOGRANDE

DIRECTOR: Felipe Cazals - MEXICO

Chicogrande is set during Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa’s failed 1916 invasion of Columbus, New Mexico. Routed at Columbus and injured, Villa flees into the mountains, with a cavalry of American soldiers in hot pursuit. Villa’s only lifeline and link with the outside world is Chico Grande, Villa’s loyal supporter and a man who would gladly put his life on the line to save the “Northern Centaur.” As the American troops, scenting blood, close in, Chico Grande’s courage and dedication are put to the ultimate test. With acknowledgements due to John Ford and the Western, Chicogrande is still uncompromisingly a Mexican film and an appropriate recognition of the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. “Cazals’ auteur Western draws specific parallels between the U.S. invasion of Mexico and recent geopolitical events.”—Screen International. (95 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Zapata (70), Canoa (75), Las Poquianchis (76), Los Innocents (86), Burbujas de amor (91), The Citrillo’s Turn (06).

Adult audiences.

In Spanish and English.

Sponsored by the Consulate of Mexico.

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Spanish Language, History.

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