The Black Legend of Mexican Cinema

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The Black Legend of Mexican Cinema

The Black Legend of Mexican Cinema

Release Date: August 17, 2016

Year    :   2016
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Production Companies    :   Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC), Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las artes, Centrosa Films
Director    :   Andrés García Franco
Producers    :   Marco Antonio Ruiz, Cecilia Girón, Andrés García Franco, Olimpia Quintanilla, José Felipe Coria, Florencia Sandoval
Writers    :   Andrés García Franco
RunTime    :   97 mins.

During 1950, Miguel Contreras Torres led a group of filmmakers to officially denounce William O. Jenkins' monopoly on film theaters, which was built throughout the country upon crime and corruption. Ever since, Uncle Miguel was ridiculed and eventually forgotten, but it is certain that his proclaim announced the separation of Mexican cinema and its audience. Discoveries may be found in the films made by Miguel, and bringing back to life these moving pictures might recover this history that was never told, a story that is almost lost and that Contreras Torres himself tried to pass on through his writings in The Black Book of Mexican Cinema.


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