This document aims to show the progress of the film in Mexico since its inception until age 90 s. The great invention of the cinematograph unleashed a series of expectations, to become what is now the factory of illusions in the countries. The drugstore silversmiths the arrival of cinema in the country, through the representative of the Lumiere brothers, Gabriel contained, was a success to make its first presentation to the President of the Republic himself, general Porfirio Diaz, on August 6, 1896 in Chapultepec Castle. From that moment, the presence of the film in Mexico was emerging. Gabriel unto opened a room of film exhibition in the mezzanine of the silversmiths drugstore. Officially the first function given to the public was on 27 August 1896, although previously a function was to publicize the wonderful invention to the press. The public response was unique and made it possible to film drugstore silversmiths functions to become an everyday experience in the capital of the country.
In Guadalajara, the public preferred the Lumiere cinematograph because it offered better quality and variety in their tapes, use the vitascope, Tomas alva Edison invention. Industry film unto Gabriel and Ferdinand Bon Bernard, his partner, left Mexico at the end of 1897, when they sold the cinematographer. It was then that the businessman Ignacio Aguirre became the first Mexican exhibitor. Like Aguirre, other businessmen led the film to several cities in the country, which were opening the way to an art that was to become a prolific industry. Mexican cinema took on the task of representing the reality according to the dominant ideological currents. Positivism saw the cinematographer to a neutral instrument able to capture and present reality, as it was, so the film was considered as a tool capable of transforming education and science. Educate and have fun in the same way, the cinema was used by politicians of various currents to become propaganda and confront their enemies.
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