Wednesday, June 20th @ 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
Million Dollar Theatre
307 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles
Los Tres Mosqueteros (1942)
In Spanish with English subtitles
Pre-show panel with Desiree Garcia, professor of Transborder and Media studies at the University of Arizona; Tomas Benitez from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and moderator Laura Isabel Serna, professor of film and critical studies at USC
Los tres mosqueteros (The Three Musketeers) spoofs the beloved historical novel by Alexander Dumas. Mario Moreno, the entertainment icon known as “Cantinflas,” stars as the street-savvy Mexican proletarian emerging in a dream as the dashing d’Artagnan in seventeenth-century France.
A trademark of “Cantinflas” is his unique type of nonsense speech, mixing double-talk, alliterations, malapropisms, highfalutin affectation, and pantomime delivered at breakneck speed and incomprehensible.
All of this is evident in this film, an affectionate parody not only of a popular book but of the lavish costume dramas favored by Hollywood in the 1940s, with the Spanish theatre of the Golden Age thrown in the mix.
Co-presented with the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Print courtesy Sony Pictures Repertory.
Tickets are now on sale to Conservancy members. General public ticket sales begin April 11 at 10 a.m. PDT.
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