UCLA to present film series on Mexican themes

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Mexican Institute of Cinematography will present “Contemporary Mexican Film” Friday through Dec. 12 at UCLA’s Melnitz Theater.

The event is part of the ongoing Mexican Cinema Project, which began two years ago.

The five programs under the project will offer more than 100 classic and contemporary Mexican films.

The 24 films in the latest retrospective explore numerous themes, including pre-Columbian history, women’s issues, fine arts, contemporary lifestyles and sexuality.

The series opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday with “Angel of Fire,” a’92 release directed by Dana Rotberg. Three films will be aired at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 exploring pre-Columbian history and culture: “Tlacuilo,””Ulama” and “Return to Aztlan.”

Tickets for films are $ 5; $ 3 for students and seniors. For further information call 310-206-FILM.

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