‘Los Olvidados’ screening to benefit the Aztec Theater Sept. 29

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‘Los Olvidados’ screening to benefit the Aztec Theater Sept. 29

Hispanic Heritage Month activities continue this week with a screening of “Los Olvidados” (known in the U.S. as “The Young and the Damned”) on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in McLane Hall, Room 121. The 80-min film (1950), presented on campus by Fresno State’s Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), is directed by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel, who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director later in life. The film, which won the Best Director award at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival, details the struggles of a group of destitute children living in a Mexico City slum. Admission is $3 ($5 for couples) that will benefit the Aztec Theater in Fresno’s Chinatown district.   INFO: MEChA at intlstudentservices@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2782. Original press release. HHM Calendar.