Screen/Society--"In the Palm of Your Hand" (Roberto Gavaldón, 1951)
"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)
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" series info:
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"
Sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS.
Special thanks to Televisa, Fundación Televisa and Cineteca Nacional de México.