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Cinco De Mayo Program

Saturday, May 5, 1979
6:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Viva Zapata
Elia Kazan (USA,1952)

“The story of the rise to power, exploits and final assassination of Emiliano Zapata (Marlon Brando), the Mexican peasant leader who, with Pancho Villa, helped overthrow the Diaz regime in 1911. The most exciting of all Kazan’s films; the two assassination scenes - first President Madero, then Zapata himself - are beautifully handled and the long, build-up sequence in which hundreds of peasants appear silently from the hills to rescue their leader is a tour de force. The supporting cast includes Anthony Quinn as Zapata’s brother, Joseph Wiseman as a treacherous revolutionary, and Frank Silvera as General Huerta.”

—R.A.E. Pickard

• Directed by Elia Kazan. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Screenplay by John Steinbeck. Photographed by Joe MacDonald. With Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Frank Silvera. (1952, 113 mins, Distributed by Films Inc.)