AFS: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!
Austin Film Society presents: ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa!, directed by Fernando de Fuentes
Starring: Antonio R. Frausto, Domingo Soler, Manuel Tamés
Austin Film Society’s Classical Mexican Cinema series continues with Fernando de Fuentes’ Revolution Trilogy. Each screening will be hosted by University of Texas Professor Charles Ramírez Berg, author of the book “The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films.”
In 1914, six friends, all rancheros who have sat out the Revolution, decide to do the honorable thing and join the rebel army of Gen. Pancho Villa (Domingo Soler). As the months go by, however, their idealistic fervor is ground down: first by tedium, then by the savagery of combat. After two die in battle and a third is killed by friendly fire, the survivors’ patriotic zeal is slowly erased by the war’s brutality. A humane and increasingly sorrowful look at the perversion of the Revolution’s best intentions, ¡VÁMONOS CON PANCHO VILLA! was voted the best Mexican film of all time in 1994.
Sponsored by Cine Las Americas