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!