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<i>Torero</i>. 1956. Spain. Directed by Carlos Velo

Rachel Harrison presents Carlos Velo’s Almadrabas and Torero

Introduced by Harrison

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



In conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition Contemporary Art from the Collection, the artist Rachel Harrison introduces two beautiful films by the underappreciated Spanish director Carlos Velo: Almadrabas (co-directed by Fernando G. Mantilla, 1934, 21 min.), his proto-Neorealist short about tuna fisherman; and his Academy Award–nominated feature Torero (1956, 75 min.), widely considered the most authentic and gripping film ever made about bullfighting, which features the legendary matador Luis Procuna in a somewhat fictionalized account of his comeback from injury, and newsreel footage of the great Manolete’s death by goring. Restored by the Filmoteca Española, Madrid. In Spanish; English subtitles.

In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Eighth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

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