La Perla screening

Movies, Drama
La Perla
Photograph: Courtesy Televisa Foundation La Perla

LACMA's fall film series, "The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema," is devoted to accomplished cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa's vast repertoire, complementing the museum's corresponding exhibition. This master film adaptation of John Steinbeck's dark novella, The Pearl, tells the story of a man's sudden wealth and his family's downfall due to his neighbors' destructive greed. The real marvel here, though, is Figueroa's adept underwater and textural cinematographyall done in black-and-white. Call ahead to buy tickets or reserve them online here. Tickets also include admission to the directly following screening of Rosa Blancaa scathing commentary on capitalism.

By: Gillian Glover