Between ‘Violent Times’ and times of quarantine


It was in the Holy Week in April of 1995, in particular the Tuesday, April 11, when it was published for the first time in these spaces the column “Martineé”.

That first collaboration included, input, a comparison of new releases in billboard of the Holy Week in Saltillo that April of 1995 where he stood out the winner of the Golden Palm in Cannes and the Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay of 1994, “Violent Times”, by Quentin Tarantino, with those of previous decades, which far from offering stories of violence, as well as the film in question stories most encouraging particularly based on episodes from the Bible in both the Old and the New Testament, from epic with the seal of Cecil B. DeMille as “The Ten Commandments”, 1958, to the versions for the big screen in our country of a critically acclaimed screen adaptation girl from “Jesus of Nazareth”, the Italian filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli, 1977.

On the other hand, the column is complemented with the commitment of a server, in addition to inform, convene institutions and groups to promote the occupation cinema regional background of the film in the state in the first half of the decade of the 90’s productions of “professional” from the likes of the classic “Like Water for Chocolate”, Alfonso Arau; independent as “El Mariachi”, Robert Rodriguez or already hollywoodenses as the sequel of this last, “Gunman” (“Desperado”)also of Robert Rodriguez, which brought to the northern border of the state to film on location in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, to today’s established stars of the Mecca of Cinema such as Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and the aforementioned Quentin Tarantino, among others.

With a tinge of hope, in that writing it was said also that, according to the agency Notimex, the actress coahuilense Patricia Rivera had been summoned by the then governor of the state, Rogelio Montemayor, to take charge of an area completely dedicated to the state cinematography … but sexenios came and went without even realizing a necessary Cineteca State, being the closest to this opening during the management Culture of the Lic Rosa del Tepeyac Flowers during the six-year period of the Lic Enrique Martinez of the room, Emilio “Indio” Fernandez still up until a few days before the recent quarantine was scheduled to display the most recent International Showing of Cinema.

It is as well as in these 25 years of existence of this column we have shared in these lines, the accomplishments achieved primarily by filmmakers state and local independent associations that range from FIVE, Filmmakers Coahuilenses BC to the more recent SL Collective; the first festival on the state and national FIVE Days of Cinema and the International Forum of Cinema of Human Rights in Saltillo to the FENACINE in Torreon and Emilio “Indio” Fernández in Ciudad Acuña and Piedras Negras; at the close of “Twins” and “Multicinemas” and opening of rooms for Platinum and VIP the year that cinemas were closed for the first time by a sanitary contingency in 2009, is the that we currently live and have in uncertainty of not only the film industry regional but national and international too.