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<i>El General.</i>  2009. USA/Mexico. Directed by Natalia Almada
  • El General

    2009. USA/Mexico. Natalia Almada. 83 min.

  • Psalm III: Night of the Meek

    2002. USA. Philip Solomon. 23 min.

Introduced by Natalia Almada

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

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



  • El General

    2009. USA/Mexico. Written and directed by Natalia Almada. Winner of the Best Directing prize for Documentary at Sundance, Almada’s filmic meditation is framed as a search through the memory of her grandmother, whose reminiscences center on her own father, Plutarco Elías Calles, one of Mexico’s most prominent and controversial presidents. A general during the Mexican Revolution and then president from 1924 to 1928, Calles was known both for his deeds as a revolutionary hero and the brutal tactics he employed during his presidency. His life and legacy embody both the promise and betrayal of Mexico’s poignant history. El General will have its broadcast premiere on PBS’s POV series on July 20, 2010. 83 min.

  • Psalm III: Night of the Meek

    2002. USA. Directed by Philip Solomon. Made in remembrance of Anne Frank, Solomon’s fragile and haunting film evokes Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”) and Gustav Mahler’s Kindertodenlieder (“Songs on the Death of Children”). Stan Brakhage wrote memorably of Solomon’s filmmaking craft that it “utilizes the organic mold and dry crack patterns, the natural decay of the footage, until the original subject matter, its anima, crawls with the textural 'maggots' of its own chemical decomposition and dissolves in a beautiful display of multifaceted light.” 23 min.

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