The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA), in collaboration with the Los Angeles Conservancy's "Last Remaining Seats" series, will present the 1942 "Cantinflas" film, Los tres mosqueteros.
Directed by Miguel M. Delgado, Los tres mosqueteros spoofs the beloved historical novel by Alexander Dumas, and features Mario Moreno, "Cantinflas", as the street savvy Mexican proletarian emerging in a dream as the dashing d'Artagnan in17th century France. "Cantinflas" employs a combination of nonsense speech, double-talk, alliterations, malapropisms, highfalutin affectation and pantomime to create an affectionate parody not only of the classic tome, but of the lavish costume dramas favored by Hollywood in the 1940s, with the Spanish theater of the Golden Age thrown in the mix.
The evening will begin with a pre-show panel moderated by Laura Isabel Serna, Ph.D, USC professor of Film and Critical Studies. The discussants will include: Desiree Garcia, Ph.D., Arizona State University professor of Transborder and Media Studies, Tomas Benitez, Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and Tomas Carrasco, Ph.D. candidate, UC Santa Barbara Chicano Studies, and founding member of Chicano Secret Service.
Tickets are $20 ($16 for L.A. Conservancy members) in advance and $20 (all) at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Since the year 2000, The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) has produced and co-presented the Latino night of the Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats series; films from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela have been screened.
In addition, LACLA participates in the Downtown ArtWalk with its program ScreenWalk at ArtWalk. LACLA also produces the annual Student Film Festival, now in its fifth year. Inner-city middle and high school students participate and this year the festival will be held at the Center for the Preservation of Democracy Theater in Little Tokyo.
Los tres mosqueteros
Wednesday 20 June 2012
The Million Dollar Theatre
307 S. Broadway LA 90013