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Film: Pioneras: Mujeres de Vanguardia/Pioneers: Women of the Avant-Garde, La gata

March 12, 2021

12 pm (MST)
Available for 48 hours

Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel HERE

Co-directed by Margarita Alexandre and Rafael Torrecilla, La gata, set in in the Andalusian countryside, is the story of a love triangle playing out in the world of bullfighting. It has been described as a “beautiful tragedy,” as well as a melodrama. Actress, director, and producer Margarita Alexandre worked in film and theatre in Spain during the early days of the Franco regime, and in Cuba following the Revolution. Born in León in 1923, she died in Madrid in 2015, at the age of 93.

1956; Spanish with English subtitles; 94 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

In February, the Pioneras series featured on-line talks highlighting the work of women who have paved the way in investigating new artistic languages in disciplines such as electronic music, video creation, or photography. This programming is now complemented by “Pioneers of Spanish Cinema,” an on-line exhibition of films made from the 1950s through the early 1980s.

Pioneras Film Schedule:
March 9: Segundo López, aventurero urbano (Ana Mariscal, 1953)
March 12: La gata (Margarita Alexandre & Rafael Torrecilla, 1956)
March 16: El crimen de Cuenca (Pilar Miró, 1979)
March 19: Función de noche (Josefina Molina, 1981)
March 23: Después de… No se os puede dejar solos (Cecilia & José Juan Bartolomé, 1981)
March 26: Despuús de… Atado y bien atado (Cecilia & José Juan Bartolomé, 1981)

The series is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.


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