New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series


January 31, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Spanish with English narration, 1932, 30 minutes, black & white, 16 mm)
Directed by Luis Bunuel

This documentary portrait of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain, shows how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. Impeccably staged, the film is noted for some stunning but disturbing images.