October 11, 2002

Acclaimed Film, El Gavilán de la Sierra (Mountain Hawk), To Make Its’ San Diego Premiere

Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the third installment of its’ Fourth Annual Cine Mexicano: Mexican Film Series 2002. This year’s series continues with the San Diego premiere of the award-winning Mexican feature film El Gavilán de la Sierra (Mountain Hawk). El Gavilán de la Sierra will be screened for one week only beginning Friday, October 11 and ending Thursday, October 17th. El Gavilán de la Sierra and the entire Cine Mexicano: Mexican Film Series will take place at the new Madstone Movie Theaters located in Hazard Center in San Diego’s Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Drive in Mission Valley).

El Gavilán de la Sierra begins as Gabriel Nevarez, Roque Aguilar and “El Meño” are riddled with bullets by a group of men in the Durango mountains.  Rosendo Nevarez, who earns his living as a traveling musician, learns of his brother’s death and decides to return to El Salto, where his father, Don Joaquin, and Soledad, Gabriel’s widow, live.  Once there, Rosendo begins discovering aspects of Gabriel’s life that he didn’t know about. He encounters several versions in which Gabriel appears as a common criminal or idealized with the mythical aura of a generous bandit. Gradually, Gabriel Nevarez’s story unfolds: he is the rebellious son, the determined man, the delinquent pursued by the law, or the lone man of the mountains.

The Fourth Annual Cine Mexicano: Mexican Film Series started on August 9th and will run through November 14th, 2002.

Ticket prices are $8.00 General Admission / $6.00 Students & Seniors. Tickets can be purchased prior to each screening at the new Madstone Movie Theater box office. 

El Gavilán de la Sierra will be screened daily at 5:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; with additional screening times on the weekend (12:45 p.m., 3:00 p.m.). El Gavilán de la Sierra is in Spanish with English subtitles and is recommended for mature audiences only.

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