Vámonos con Pancho Villa!
- Directed By: Fernando de Fuentes
- Drama, War
- 92 Minutes
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Vámonos (Let’s go with) Pancho Villa! follows the fates of six campesinos who join up with the forces
of the revolutionary general Pancho Villa after they are threatened by the Huertistas who occupy their
pueblo. They encounter Villa distributing corn from a train, and he accepts them in his army. After
seeing both the heroic and accidental deaths of his friends, the last of the campesinos becomes
disenchanted with Villa and walks away from the Revolution into the dark. In the process, Vámonos
“demythifies” one of the great legends of the revolutionary struggle. In Spanish language with English
subtitles. (35mm presentation) Archival 35mm prints provided courtesy of La Filmoteca de la UNAM, Mexico.
The film will be introduced by John Mraz, Research Professor at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico) and National Researcher III.
These events are sponsored by the Departments
of Communication & Culture, History, Spanish
and Portuguese, Center for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies, Film and Media Studies,
Horizons of Knowledge and IU Cinema. Special
thanks to Professor Josh Malitsky.