The Getty Villa
The Other Conquest (La Otra Conquista)
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Past Event

The Other Conquest
 
(Mexico, 1999, 105 min., DVD, in Spanish and Nahuatl with English subtitles; rated R for scenes of violence and some strong sexuality/nudity.)

Written and directed by Salvador Carrasco, The Other Conquest is an epic film that brings to life the world of 1520s Mexico in the aftermath of the Spanish Conquest from the vantage point of the Aztec people. It explores the social, religious, and psychological changes brought about by European colonization and captures the clash and resistance of cultures that gave birth to modern Latin America.

At the time of its release in 1999, The Other Conquest became the highest-grossing Mexican dramatic film in history. Receiving wide critical acclaim during its run in the United States, the film was ranked as one of the Los Angeles Times' Top 10 Films of 2000.

Following the screening, Mr. Carrasco will be available to answer questions from the audience.

This program has been organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the Getty Villa through July 5, 2010.

About Salvador Carrasco
A native of Mexico City, Salvador Carrasco attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with a degree in film and television. Since the release of The Other Conquest, a project which took seven years to realize, he has directed episodic television, and his essays and poems in both English and Spanish have appeared in numerous publications. He is currently developing various features in Hollywood, including "Trail of Feathers." Carrasco lives in Santa Monica and teaches film at Santa Monica College and The Los Angeles Film School.

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Planning your visit
The main gate on Pacific Coast Highway opens to ticketed guests at 6:00 p.m. The auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The galleries and Museum Store will be open before the screening only. A selection of light dinner fare as well as beer and wine are available for purchase at the Cafe until 7:30 p.m.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.