Film: Cinco de Mayo: La batalla
May 4, 2017
Cinco de Mayo: La batalla is the story of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexican history. Defending the city of Puebla, the army of General Ignacio Zaragoza, numbering around 2,000 men, won an unlikely victory against a supposedly unbeatable French army of over 6,000—at that time the world’s largest and most powerful army. French forces were withdrawn from the country six years later; the legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico is celebrated to this day. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2013; directed by Rafael Lara; Spanish with English subtitles; 126 minutes; rated R.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show