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Cinco De Mayo Program

Saturday, May 5, 1979
4:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Reed: Insurgent Mexico
Paul Leduc (Mexico,1972)

A fictionalized account of John Reed’s press coverage and eventual participation in the Mexican Revolution of 1913, directed by Paul Leduc. Writing in The Village Voice, Amos Vogel noted of Reed: Insurgent Mexico: “A work of great subtlety. We enter, stage by stage, into the true realities of the Mexican (or any other) revolution: its lulls and confusions, fallible leaders, unexpected death, sudden friendships, meandering half-action. This is what it must have been like. The sentiment is anti-convention, anti-folklore, anti-heroism: therefore, closer to revolutionary reality.”

• Written and Directed by Paul Leduc. (1972, 110 mins, 35mm Sepia Tone print, English titles, Print Courtesy of New Yorker Films)