EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO (IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND) – 2/23, 3pm
The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA), the USC School of Cinema and Media Arts and The Film Noir Foundation are proud to present a special screening of the renowned Mexican film En la palma de tu mano (In the palm of your hand), Roberto Gavaldón’s cult classic, considered by many critics to be one of the best movies of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.
This captivating film noir features Arturo de Córdova as an unscrupulous clairvoyant who swindles wealthy women using the information that his wife Clara, a hairdresser in a beauty parlor, provides him. His life takes an unexpected turn when he tries to blackmail the beautiful widow Ada Romano (Leticia Palma) and falls in love. As the fraudulent fortuneteller Professor Karin, Córdova uses the secrets of his female clientele to blackmail them, while at the same time he is a pawn in the higher game being played by a treacherous widow (Palma).
Featuring a memorable score by Gavaldón’s regular collaborator Raúl Lavista and crisp black and white cinematography, the film remains as alluring as when it hit the theaters in 1951. A must see!
A Q&A session will be hosted by Guido Segal -Screenwriter, Film Critic, and LACLA Program Manager- with special guests speakers Alan K. Rode, Writer and Director of the Film Noir Foundation, and Laura Serna, Writer and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at USC.
Attendees will be offered a courtesy mini-card reading by the intuitive psychic reader Lola Fierros. Come witness her ability to who perceive messages and energy channeled through the divination of tarot cards!
En la palma de tu mano (Roberto Gavaldón, Mexico, 1951, 113 minutes). Starring Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Carmen Montejo, Ramón Gay.