Chan Centre Connects | Dos tipos de cuidado

(Two Careful Fellows)
Mexico 1953. Dir: Ismael Rodríguez. 111 min. DVD

Indulge your nostalgia for la Época de Oro del cine mexicano — “the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema” — with this beloved black-and-white classic, a lively comedy of errors that follows the romantic trials and tribulations of two best friends turned enemies. A key exemplar of the comedia ranchera — the Mexican equivalent of the singing-cowboy movie — Dos tipos de cuidado features two of that popular genre’s most iconic stars, the singers and actors Jorge Negrete (aka “El Charro Cantor”) and Pedro Infante (aka “El Inmortal”), in the only film in which they appeared together. Music by Manuel Esperón.

Introduced by Alex Alegria
Alex Alegria, bandleader, vocalist, and guitarist from Vancouver's very own Mariachi Los Dorados, will present the film. His talk will include a short introduction to the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema and a discussion of the importance of Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete to Mexican identity.

Organized in partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver

This screening of Dos tipos de cuidado is presented in conjunction with the concert performance “Aida Cuevas: Totalmente Juan Gabriel,” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 pm.

The Chan Centre Connects Series presents outreach activities related to visiting artists performing in the annual concert season at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. For more information on these events, please visit

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