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Honoring Maria Felix, the biggest diva of Mexican cinema

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the U.S., from Sept. 15th through Oct. 15th, to recognize the important contributions Latinos/Hispanics have made to the country. During this month, Hispanic history and culture are honored. To join in on the annual celebration, photographer Viv Delgadillo and I honor our heritage through a tribute to Maria Felix, Mexico’s most legendary film actress. Through this visual and written homage, we aim to capture her iconic style and independent spirit. 

¡Que Viva Mexico! – Mexico Like You’ve Never Imagined

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of watching Sergei Eisenstein’s ¡Que Viva Mexico! for the first time while Chicago’s Mexican folk ensemble Sones de Mexico complemented the avant-garde film with a unique score. Eisenstein was an innovative Soviet filmmaker considered a pioneer of montage and a great influencer to cinema. I was pleasantly blown away by the majestic film that is a mixture of cinematic narrative, documentary and a sort of ethnography of my motherland. Read on for the three reasons why this pelicula should be added to your list of odd & obscure movies to watch. If you don’t already have a list, I highly suggest you start one!