Viva Zapata!

Viva Zapata!

Co-presented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Celebrate the 100th Aniversario of the Mexican Revolution with a screening of Elia Kazan’s sweeping biopic following Emiliano Zapata Salazar’s life from reluctant advocate for peasant land rights, to legendary general of the revolution, and his tragic assassination. Marlon Brando’s intense performance as Zapata and Kazan’s powerful direction act as weighty correctives to Hollywood’s typical portrayal of the revolution. Print courtesy of the Academy Archive. (1952, 113 min. Dir. Elia Kazan, 35mm, B/W).

Arrive early and enjoy a margarita or Mexican beer at the cash bar from 6-7:30PM.

This screening is part of the Archive series, Viva La Revolucion, The Mexican Revolution on Film, September 10 – 26. Please visit for more info.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.