Film Series

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Nazarín

Part of Angel of Fire: Kahlo, Mexico, and Film

Date + Time

Thursday, July 31, 2008
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Luis Buñuel, 1959, 94 min.

Buñuel's film is a study of religious idealism and harsh social realities at the end of the 19th century. Father Nazarín is a priest who lives in a Mexico City slum. His neighbors steal from him and take advantage of his literal reading of Jesus's teachings. After he shelters a prostitute injured in a fight, Nazarín is disavowed by the Catholic hierarchy and driven from his home, accompanied by two prostitutes who believe he is the new Christ.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

Film at SFMOMA is generously supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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