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John Bailey presented El cuarto hombre, by Phil Karson, as part of the México Imaginario section

John Bailey, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presented the film Kansas City Confidential (1952), by Phil Karlson, as part of the México Imaginario section of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

Chlöe Roddick, FICM programmer, commented on the section as an exploration of foreign looks on Mexico: "It is a very interesting section. It has given us a lot about the representation of Mexicanness."

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On the film, John Bailey expressed that the screening is a great opportunity and considered it a "gem of cinematography, which takes in various genres of cinema," such as crime, robbery cinema "being a great reference on which Quentin Tarantino was based for his film Reservoir Dogs (1992)" and dark cinema "because of its immoral characters who commit many treacheries." He ended with a comment on the great privilege for the Festival’s audience to see this film on the big screen since it is now only available in DVD format.

El cuarto hombre tells the story of an ex-convict who tries to rebuild his life, but is accused of stealing a vehicle full of weapons and is forced to flee to Mexico to find the real culprits.