In the Palm of Your Hand. 1951. Mexico. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Courtesy Filmoteca UNAM

En La Palma de tu mano (In the Palm of Your Hand). 1951. Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. 113 min.

With Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Ramón Gay. With the slightly frayed good looks of an aging matinee idol, Arturo de Córdova became Mexcan noir’s perfect patsy, helplessly in thrall to his erotic obsessions. The title of Robert Gavaldón’s film cuts two ways: as the fraudulent fortune teller Professor Karin, Córdova uses the secrets of his female clientele to blackmail them, while at the same time he is a pawn in the higher game being played by a treacherous widow (Leticia Palma).

    1. Saturday, July 25, 2015,
      7:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Thursday, July 23, 2015,
      4:00 p.m.

      Introduced by Daniela Michel and José Manuel García
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2