This summer, AARP Texas, in collaboration with the City of Austin, is hosting Cine de Oro to celebrate the Golden Era of Mexican cinema. Until late November, the free monthly film screenings are held at 9 a.m. on the last Tuesday of every month at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, at 600 River Street in Austin.
At each screening, a different film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by a healthy lunch.
In the 1930s, the Mexican film industry began to thrive, and the Golden Era of Mexican cinema was born. This age fostered the development of renowned Mexican and Hispanic films, directors and actors that helped shape motion pictures for decades to follow.
· On July 30, watch Penélope Cruz in the award-winning Volver. With fires, phantoms and family secrets, this film is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Register here for the July 30 screening: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-tx-cine-de-oro-austin-tx-7-30-2019/event-summary-c00dd4939fe04d60a4e10d08b6592c93.aspx
· While the men in Guadalajara dream of companionship, the women dream of better lives. Three new women arrive in the city, longing for liberation. Will their desires lead to love or loss? Watch the Aug. 27 screening of “Flores de otro mundo,” to find out.
Register here for the Aug. 27 screening: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-tx-cine-de-oro-austin-tx-8-27-2019/event-summary-f5a48764c4774fd6b3568d7d47cab987.aspx
· From his origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood, Mario Moreno made his mark as a prominent Mexican comedian. Óscar Jaenada pays tribute to the influential cinematic character in “Cantinflas,” showing Sept. 24.
Register here for the Sept. 24 screening: http://aarp.cvent.com/events/aarp-tx-cine-de-oro-austin-tx-9-24-2019/event-summary-8ad45b8505c1423e8007f17d2b64bc6e.aspx
- By Morgan Dubose