Mexican Modernism: The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
The Palm of Your Hand (En la palma de tu mano)
Saturday, August 26, 2017:
Matinees of this film are free with Museum admission!
In the Palm of Your Hand was awarded eight Ariel Awards by the Mexican Film Academy in 1952, including Best Picture and Best Director. It is one of Mexican master genre director Roberto Gavaldón’s most ironic melodramas. The plot centers on devious fortuneteller and scam artist “Professor” Karin (Arturo de Córdova), who learns about the suspicious death of a wealthy man and tries to blackmail the man’s young, beautiful widow (Leticia Palma) by accusing her of adultery. Gavaldón has a penchant for placing his antiheroes in precarious situations, and Karin’s deceitfulness eventually ends in a darkly ironic twist.
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Tickets for The Palm of Your Hand (En la palma de tu mano)
Saturday, August 26, 2017 7 p.m.
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