Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
In the Palm of Your Hand (En la palma de tu mano)
(Roberto Gavaldón, 1951, 113 min, Mexico, Spanish w/ English subtitles, B&W, DCP)
— Introduced by Laura Boyes, Film Curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art
A fortune-telling con artist with dreams of grandeur finds himself overmatched by a murderous widow in this blisteringly tense Mexican noir, starring Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, and Ramón Gay.
Roberto Gavaldón: Cine Negro
We are pleased to exhibit two newly-restored films from director Roberto Gavaldón, one of the outstanding filmmakers of Mexico’s underseen “Golden Age of Film.” Here we find Gavaldón in full cine negro (film noir) mode, with luridly twisting plots, fatalistic worldviews, and deepest, darkest shadows. Restoration and exhibition media courtesy of Cineteca Nacional de México.
Thursday, September 12: The Kneeling Goddesss
Friday, September 13: In The Palm of Your Hand
Special thanks to Televisa, Fundación Televisa and Cineteca Nacional de México.
The miraculous María Félix plays a stormy artist’s model who leads the ever-hapless Arturo de Córdova away from the arms of his innocent wife and down, down, down into the ecstatic depths of degradation.