Canceled: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema | Nazarin (1958)
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Join us at Main Plaza to kick off the summer season with some outdoor movies!
The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema spanned three decades and produced comedies, romances, and dramas. Join us on May 15th for “Nazarin” (1958). See a summary below:
“Nazarin” is a Mexican film directed by Luis Buñuel and released in 1958. It tells the story of a well-intentioned, yet deeply flawed, priest named Father Nazario, who strives to live a life of purity and self-sacrifice amidst a corrupt and unjust society.
The film follows Father Nazario as he tries to help the poor and downtrodden in a Mexico marked by social inequality, hypocrisy, and moral decay. Despite his noble intentions, Nazario’s attempts to do good are met with resistance and often lead to unintended consequences. He becomes entangled in the lives of various characters, including a prostitute named Beatriz and a thief named Andara, both of whom challenge his beliefs and push him to confront the contradictions within himself.
We invite you to bring the whole family with chairs and snacks!