A Tribute to Sara Montiel

Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Event Info

Admission

$20; $15 for students and members of Instituto Cervantes

Venue

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

31 West Ohio Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60654

Presenter

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
312-335-1996

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

There is no denying the cultural and artistic achievements of Sara Montiel during her extensive career. She has been an icon, diva, and mythical figure in Spanish cinema and pop culture since the 1950s. After crossing cultural and geographical borders during the Spanish Civil War and becoming the first Spanish woman to work in Hollywood as an actress for Warner Brothers, she returned to Spain and her fame continued to grow. With the unexpected success of her first two films, The Last Couplet (1957) and The Violetera (1958), Sara revitalized the Spanish film industry in the middle of Franco’s dictatorship, solidifying her presence as an acclaimed actress and singer in both Europe and Latin America. Sara’s leadership and fame at this stage of Spanish cinema, along with her sensuality and artistic power, make her one of Spain’s few living legends. Sara Montiel will discuss her famed career with Aureliano Salgado. The discussion is followed by an intimate performance. Purchase tickets for this event at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/234430.