June 2, 2000


Mexican Film "Miroslava" to be screened at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

La Jolla - Media Arts Center San Diego, in partnership with Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, announces the upcoming presentation of the award-winning feature film, "Miroslava". The Saturday, June 10th screening of "Miroslava" is part of the series "Mexican Cinema: The Gelman Connection". The series is presented in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition "Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Twentieth-Century Mexican Art: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection".

"Miroslava" " (1993, Mexico, 90 min., 35mm, Spanish w/ English subtitles) will be screened on Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 p.m at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego's Sherwood Auditorium. One of the most glamorous movie stars in the history of Mexican film, Miroslava was a tragic figure whose sad personal life was plagued by strong feelings of abandonment and a monumental need for affection, in other words she was the perfect moviestar. Sadly, Miroslava is little remembered today, but Alejandro Pelayo's film pays a sweet, complicated, sometime surreal homage to a deserving legendary woman of Mexican film. This film biography begins with Miroslava, a stunning beauty, winning a beauty contest and then takes us on a ride through her too short life.

With over 450 people attending the first film in the series, Fred Salas, Series Curator, looks forward to presenting San Diego residents with "Miroslava". "We received such a great turnout for the screening of 'Frida', I am eager to present the next film in the series. Many of the films starring Miroslava were produced by Jacques Gelman and what a great way to re-introduce this Mexican screen legend to audiences by presenting the film in conjunction with Gelman's extraordinary collection of Mexican art."

"Mexican Cinema: The Gelman Connection" is curated by Media Arts Center San Diego. MACSD nurtures and supports media artists working in film, video, audio, and computer-based multimedia. The organization seeks to provide a forum for and promote the diversity of interests of San Diego Border Region media artists through regular screenings, educational outreach, distribution, film festivals, production and technical assistance, scholarships, and fiscal sponsorships.

Upcoming MACSD presentations include the Second Annual Cine Mexicano: Mexican Film Series (August - November 2000) and the Eighth Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 6-11, 2001).

Ticket prices: $7 General Audience and $5 Students/Seniors/Military. Tickets are purchased prior to each screening at the Sherwood Auditorium box office.

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