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Re: Mexican Noir at the new Berkeley location of the Pacific Film Archive
To be within driving distance of the PFA makes you one lucky guy, Dan. From the period of approx. 1975 to 1981 I made numerous visits over to the old PFA on Durant Ave, in rush hour traffic across the Bay Bridge- a real hassle. It was always worth it to see a series of noirs in pristine 35mm, and to see some cinematic luminaries such as Russ Meyer (with arm candy, Kitten Natividad!) and Tim Carey in the flesh.
As for the Mexican noirs, I've seen half of them, but it's good to know that at least there are subs for all of them, so, perhaps, some day, they will all be available to all of us who don't understand Spanish. Definitely see LA OTRA, similar in theme to Siodmak's Dark Mirror, but a much deeper and richer
experience, with an absolute knock out final few minutes.