GRAN CASINO: A classic of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, GRAN CASINO was directed by legendary Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel, in one of his rare excursions into purely mainstream film. In the early 1900s, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) and Demetrio convince an Argentinean oil magnate to hire them, despite being escaped convicts. However, their attempt to blend in and lead new lives is complicated when their employer disappears, only to be replaced by his beautiful sister Mercedes. Mercedes suspects Gerardo and Demetrio of wrongdoing, perhaps even murder, in connection to her brother's vanishing, but is distressed by her growing attraction to the handsome Gerardo. GRAN CASINO is romantic melodrama as only the Mexican classical cinema could do it.
THE YOUNG ONE: A black New Orleans jazz musician flees to a remote coastal island in order to escape the wrath of a lynch mob. While hiding out on the island, he befriends a young white girl, much to the distrust of the island's sherriff, who is secretly involved with the girl. Once a search party from the mainland arrives to escort the musician back, the delicate veneer of trust which existed between the musician and the sherriff is shattered, and the sherriff must confront the truths about his crime, and more importantly, his own depraved nature.