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Natalia Almada premieres Creative Capital Project "El General"

September 15, 2009



Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center NYC September 15, 2009 Award-winning director and producer Natalia Almada will premiere her Creative Capital project _El General_ at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Winner of the Documentary Director Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, _El General_ explores the history of Mexico through archival footage, sound recordings, photographs, and newspaper clippings from Almada’s personal and family history. The great-granddaughter of General Plutarco Elías Calles, known as “The Father of Modern Mexico” and a brutal dictator, Almada’s intimate documentary illuminates the differences between Mexico today and Mexico under Calles's rule, as well as Almada’s personal conception of history as compared to the official version of events. Visit _El General_ Back to Listing