A 36 years after his deathsame as occurred 6th August, this weekend the Ministry of Culture will pay tribute to the actor, producer and film director Coahuilan Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez in some of the most important cities of the entity, when reproducing four feature films considered as classics of mexican cinema.
It’s about the movies La Perla (1947), Río Escondido (1948), Salón México (1948) and Enamorada (1946)directed by the Coahuilense who was born in Mineral del Hondo on March 26, 1904and who died in Mexico City on August 6, 1986.
Where and when to see the movies?
The film show includes four filmswhich will be screened in six municipalities of the Carboniferous and North Coahuila regions. so in Sabines will be screened In love this August 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Venustiano Carranza High School auditorium; in Progress Presents itself La perla (Mexico, 1947) on August 6 at 7:30 p.m., in the Social Center of the Municipality.
The day August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Juarez Social CenterPresents itself hidden river, and in Saint John of Sabines will be projecting Salón México on August 8 at 7:00 p.m.on the House of Culture.
For the North Region, in Coinsin coordination with the city council and the Department of Art and Culture, on August 9, 10, 11 and 12 in the facilities of Museum of the Old Military Barracksat 7:00 p.m. will be presented in the following order, the films Enamorada, La perla, Río Escondido and Salón México.
Also, it was reported that in Black Stones will be projected in coordination with the city council and the House of the Artsthe four feature films on the days August 9, 10, 11 and 12 at the “José Vasconcelos” Auditorium at 7:00 p.m..
These functions are suitable for all audiences and admission is free in all spaces. With this, in addition to honor the filmmaker from Coahuilathe taste for the seventh art is encouraged and the population is approached within the framework of the “Improve with your culture” program.
‘El Indio’, inspiration for the Oscar
A little known fact is that in 1928 the art director of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cedric Gibbonsfounding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesoversaw the design of the award from a paper sketch.
Reluctant at first Fernández ended up agreeing to pose nude for the creation of what is now known as the “Oscar”..
Emilio “El Indio” Fernández was the son of a revolutionary colonel and a Kikapú woman. From them he inherited a deep love for his country, especially for indigenous customs, beliefs and thoughts, which probably contributed to his impetuous character and strong personality.
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Reference from www.milenio.com