Latino Cultural Center 
Jan. 9, 2013

The Dallas Mexican American Historical League  continues to  support  the Latino Cultural Center.  It has always been a pleasure to partner with them in special events. The work they do in educating our community on Latino Arts and Culture and its diversity complements and enhances our efforts to educate the public on the history and accomplishments of Mexican Americans.

We invite you take advantage of the opportunities that the Latino Cultural Center provides. The Center's CINE de ORO (Movie Day) on the first Wednesday of every month is one such opportunity.  (Note: January's movie date has been changed to January 9th with the same movie time of 10:00 am) Please RSVP By Tuesday January 8th before 2:00 pm.

The Latino Cultural Center presents feature films every first Wednesday of the month. They show  feature movies of the Old Golden Mexican Era with coffee and pan dulce served free of charge.  In order to provide coffee and pan dulce, a head count is needed.  Please RSVP to the the Latino Cultural Center by calling 214-671-0052  Tues.-Fri. between the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

These movies are shown on the first  Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am. We hope the weather cooperates and you can attend. Thank you for your interest in the Cine de Oro movies and please share this information. 



Dallas Mexican American Historical League in support of the
Latino Cultural Center 

El Bombero Atomico

Starring- Mario Moreno, Elisa  Quintanilla and Roberto Soto

Cantiflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives a visit from his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle.  After working a few fires, Cantiflas decides to quit and become a policeman, believing it is less dangerous.  Everything goes well until a group of gangsters kidnap the girl for her monetary inheritance.
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About The Actor

Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, although he called himself Mario Moreno, (August 12, 1911 - April 20, 1993), was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter known professionally as Cantinflas. He often portrayed impoverished campesinos or a peasant of pelado origin. The character came to be associated with the national identity of Mexico, and allowed Cantinflas to establish a long, successful film career that included a foray into HollywoodCharlie Chaplin once commented that he was the best comedian alive, and Moreno has been referred to as the "Charlie Chaplin of Mexico". To audiences in the United States, he is best remembered as co-starring with David Niven in a Golden Globe Award-winning role in the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days.

As a pioneer of the cinema of Mexico, Moreno helped usher in its golden era. In addition to being a business leader, he also became involved in Mexico's tangled and often dangerous labor politics. Although he was a political conservative, his reputation as a spokesperson for the downtrodden gave his actions authenticity and became important in the early struggle against charrismo, the one-party government's practice of co-opting and controlling unions.

Moreover, his character Cantinflas, whose identity became enmeshed with his own, was examined by media critics, philosophers, and linguists, who saw him variably as a danger to Mexican society, a bourgeois puppet, a kind philanthropist, a transgressor of gender roles, a pious Catholic, a verbal innovator, and a picaresque underdog.