Sombra Verde | Untouched

*Ticketed event with NCMA

vintage poster for Sombre Verde

NOV 03 – Sunday – 2pm | NC Museum of Art (NCMA), Raleigh
Dir. Roberto Gavaldón. Mexico. 1954. 85 min.

With Ricardo Montalbán, Ariadna Welter, Víctor Parra. In Spanish; English subtitles. 

The pearly bones of Shakespeare’s The Tempest are just visible in this exotic romance set in the jungle around Veracruz, where a research scientist (Ricardo Montalbán, taking some time out from MGM to return to his native country) has gone in search of barbasco roots, used in the production of synthetic hormones. Lost deep in the interior, he encounters a mysterious, machete-wielding stranger and his beautiful daughter—played by Mexico’s national scream queen, Ariadna Welter (El vampiro).

Restored by Permanencia Voluntaria and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

In partnership with:

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

October 26, 2019–January 19, 2020, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism


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Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 839-6262

* Reserve via NCMA. Non-member tickets are $7. Members and children are $5.

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