Que viva Mexico!

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Que viva Mexico!

  • 1932/1979
  • Directed By: Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 90 Minutes
  1. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Que Vida Mexico
Que viva Mexico! is the result of a film project Sergei Eisenstein undertook in Mexico from 1930-1932, with the financial backing of Upton and Mary Sinclair, to make a history of the country. Eisenstein shot approximately 200,000 feet of footage but never saw it processed or edited the film to completion. The version screened tonight was edited in 1979 by Eisenstein’s friend and collaborator, Grigory Aleksandrov, who worked from Eisenstein’s notes and letters. The film is structured episodically, “a chain of novellas held together by a set of linking ideas”—most prominently life, death, and rebirth. In Spanish language with English subtitles. (16mm presentation)


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.