Mexico City exhibits photographic exhibition on film "Roma"


With the inauguration of the photographic exhibition "Roma", in the central avenue of Álvaro Obregón avenue, the activities of the program "The Oscar lives from Rome", which commemorates the film by Alfonso Cuarón, nominated from Mexico City to the Oscars in 10 categories.

Photo: Wikimedia
Photo: Wikimedia

In addition to the photographic exhibition, installed between the streets Jalapa and Frontera, in the Roma neighborhood, where the film was filmed, there will also be a guided tour and a concert, as well as a red carpet and the live broadcast in the Plaza Rio de Janeiro of the Oscar award ceremony.

When inaugurating the exhibition, José Alfonso Suárez del Real and Aguilera, Secretary of Culture of Mexico City explained that on February 17 at 4:00 pm the guided tour will take place "La Roma de Cuarón, La Roma de Orrín ", Which will start at the corner of Álvaro Obregón and Jalapa. In addition, at 6:00 p.m. there will be a concert of the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra in the Pushkin Garden, also in the Roma neighborhood. On February 24 at 6:00 pm there will be a link with the red carpet of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, "and a red carpet with cause in Roma, in which the main guests will be the neighbors of the colonia, as well as the domestic workers that we like to accompany ".

Accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico City, Carlos Mackinlay Grohmann, the official said that "it seeks to position Mexico City as the Latin American capital of culture and, on this occasion also, the Roma neighborhood as the capital of the Oscar. The idea is to promote the memory of the city as a cultural right ". The exhibition consists of 52 images of both the colony where Cuarón filmed the film Roma (2018) and the cast of the feature film nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Foreign Film, Best Director and Best Actress and will remain on display until the next February 24th.

The exhibition also includes historical photographs of the Roma colony, from the 60s and 70s, that show both the style of life of the time and the urbanization works that made this place a reference point for the capital. The images of the sample belong to the collection of the Archive Museum of Photography, under the Ministry of Culture of Mexico City, and of the magazine Mexico / This Month (Mexico, this month), of the Anita Brenner Collection of the Ricardo Collection B. Salinas Pliego.

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