Cantinflas will return to the silver screen later this month at the outdoor patio of downtown Laredo’s Border Heritage Museum, the Webb County Heritage Foundation announced Tuesday.
One of Mario Moreno’s (a.k.a. Cantinflas) most beloved films, “El Bolero de Raquel” will be screened at the museum on Friday, September 23 at 8 p.m. The screening is part of the foundation’s popular “Movies on the Patio” series, a series of outdoor film screenings open to the public.
“Bolero” tells the story of a kind shoeshine who becomes a guardian to guardian to a young boy Chavita and the shoeshine’s journey to support him.
The film was Cantiflas’ first Mexican full color film and marked his return to Mexican cinema after his role in “Around the World in 80 Days”, which won him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy.
The screening is part of the foundation’s celebration of Cantinflas. In July, the museum opened up an exhibit of classic posters featuring the Mexican comedian, along with memorabilia such as lobby cards, photos, press books and programs featuring the films.
In August, the museum would invite Freddy Peralta, the curator of the exhibit, for a guided tour of the museum, where he provided background on the comedian’s career and his own history of poster collection. The exhibit is planned to run through mid-September and costs $3 for adults.
The Border Heritage Museum is open on Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Tuesdays.
Admission to the screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be available and snacks for sale at the Border Bistro. For more information, contact the Webb County Heritage Foundation online at webbheritage.org, visit them on Facebook, or via phone 956-727-0977.