Canoa: A Shameful Memory 1976 Criterion Collection
One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release.

On September 14, 1968, five employees from the University of Puebla arrived in San Miguel Canoa to climb The Malinche, an easy mountain that would help them hone their backpacking skills. Delayed in arriving and soaked by an unexpected rain, the boys sought refuge in the local church. Unfortunately for them, the priest, was a rabid anti-Communist who kept his flock in a heightened state of paranoia, convincing them that "atheists, enemies of God and of our Holy Church" were out not only to get him personally but to steal their children and take away their religion. When the boys tell the villagers they are "from the University", it is assumed they are students, radicals, and in Canoa to raise the strike flag.

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:55:11 | 44 Gb + 6.91 Gb
Language: Espanol
Subtitles: English

Director: Felipe Cazals
Cast: Enrique Lucero, Salvador Sanchez, Ernesto Gomez Cruz
Country: Mexico
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

• New introduction by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (3:30)
• New conversation between filmmaker Alfonso Cuarуn and Cazals (54:41)
• Trailer (4:50)