Film and Talk – 'Celebrating Pedro Infante: Shared Collective Memories Beyond Boundaries'

Film: "Los Tres Garcia" (1947)

Pedro Infante Cruz was a Mexican actor and singer whose fame has transcended geographical, language, generational, and identity boundaries. Born in Sinaloa, Mexico on Nov. 19, 1917, Pedro started a rocketing career in the 1940s. His movies and songs remain vivid as part of Mexico’s cultural heritage. The film "Los Tres Garcia" ("The Three Garcias"), produced in 1947, launched him to fame and is considered an icon of Mexico’s golden era of cinema. For over 70 years, this film has shaped shared collective memories beyond boundaries, and leaves a permanent footprint in the popular culture of Mexico’s people all over the world.

The discussion will include:

  • Jennifer Jenkins, professor of literature, film and archival studies with the UA Southwest Center
  • Luis E. Coronado-Guel, research associate and coordinator with SBS Mexico Initiatives

This is the first of a series of events organized by the Innovation Farm project called "On the Edge: Expressions of Shared Heritages throughout Bounding Spaces."


Event Location: 

Center for Creative Photography auditorium


Monday, November 13, 2017 - 5:30pm