Cantinflas Retro: A Mario Moreno Retrospective opens at Central Library
In partnership with KLRN and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, the San Antonio Public Library is pleased to host, “Cantinflas Retro: A Mario Moreno Retrospective” during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2012. The retrospective is a collection of replica photos and movie posters from the life and career of Mario Moreno, known around the world as “Cantinflas”, the iconic everyman character who represents the people of Mexico. The Mario Moreno Foundation in Mexico City selected San Antonio as its inaugural U.S. host and the Library as its fitting home. In addition to the photo and poster exhibit, the San Antonio Public Library will host Cantinflas movie screenings at most branch libraries throughout the month.
An array of more than 120 movie posters and photos will be available for public viewing at the Central Library Gallery & Atrium, 600 Soledad Street 78205, and at the art space inside Texas A&M University San Antonio, One University Way 78224. Library Director Ramiro S. Salazar stated that, “This is an amazing opportunity for the Library, KLRN and the Library Foundation. We are tremendously honored by the trust that the Mario Moreno Foundation has instilled in us to share a glimpse of this iconic figure’s storied career and we take that trust seriously. We hope the citizens of San Antonio will visit the exhibit at each of the venues and will join us as we watch Cantinflas movies in libraries across the city, and see first-hand the talent that this amazing actor shared with the world.”
Additionally, “KLRN is proud to be a part of an exhibit that highlights such an icon in our culture and our history, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month. The Cantinflas exhibit will allow everyone in our community a chance to learn more about a man who entertained the masses for years with his movies, his acting, and his comedic nature,” said Mario Vazquez, Executive Vice President & Station Manager. “To be a part of an exhibit that is coming to only one city in the country is extraordinary, and we couldn’t be any happier that our great city was chosen among all others.”
An exhibit of this magnitude could not be staged without the support of the following: City of San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, the Alameda Theater, Silver Eagle Distributors, la Familia Cortez, Texas A&M University San Antonio, and Univision.
For information about Cantinflas Retro: A Mario Moreno Retrospective, including gallery times and information, movie titles and times, please visit www.cantinflasretro.com.