PREVIOUS FILM SERIES
RECENT SPANISH CINEMA XXII OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE
Thursday, October 13
6:00PM RED CARPET
Film, followed by reception in The Egyptian Theater Courtyard for all tickets holders.
Los Angeles Premiere! TRUMAN, 2015, FilmRise, 108 min. Dir. Cesc Gay.
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Javier Cámara, Dolores Fonzi.
Producers: Imposible Films S.L., Trumanfilm Aje, BD cine.
Winner of five Goya Awards including Best Film, this thought-provoking take on mortality stars Ricardo Darín as Julián, a working actor who has just received a diagnosis of terminal cancer. When old buddy Tomás (Javier Cámara) arrives to visit, he finds Julián more concerned about the fate of his dog, Truman. “Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death is by turns amusing and affecting — and quite often both at once.” - Joe Leydon, Variety. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Reception following in the courtyard for all ticket holders.
THE EVENING BEGINS WITH THE WINNER OF THE NEW FILMMAKERS FROM SPAIN SHORT FILM CONTEST
Friday, October 14 – 7:30 PM DOUBLE FEATURE
Los Angeles Premiere! THE BRIDE (LA NOVIA), 2015, Outsider Pictures, 96 min. Dir. Paula Ortiz.
Cast: Inma Cuesta, Álex García, Asier Etxeandia, Luisa Gavasa.
Producers: Get In The Picture Productions, S.L, Cine Chromatix.
Federico García Lorca’s classic play Blood Wedding serves as the basis for this engrossing drama. Feroz winner Inma Cuesta plays the title character, whose upcoming marriage is derailed by the arrival of an old flame (Álex García). Shot in Turkey by cinematographer Migue Amoedo, the film’s occasionally fantastical imagery elevates a tragic love triangle into the realm of poetry. In Spanish with English subtitles.
TO STEAL FROM A THIEF (Cien Años De Perdón), 2016, Fox International Pictures, 96 min. Dir. Daniel Calparsoro.
Cast: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna, Raúl Arévalo, José Coronado, Patricia Vico, Marian Álvarez, Joaquín Furriel, Luciano Cáceres.
Producers: Morena Films, Vaca Films, Telefónica Studio S.L.U, Telecinco Cinema, K&S, Invasión Producción AIE.
Among the year’s biggest box office hits in Spain, this expertly crafted heist film follows a team of robbers (led by Rodrigo de la Serna and Luis Tosar, both superb) who hit a Valencia bank. They make off with a number of safe deposit boxes – but one of them is filled with political information that the government is eager to keep secret. “Daniel Calparsoro’s well-dressed, high-energy heist thriller blends action with a timely critique of contemporary political corruption.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Discussion between films with THE BRIDE director Paula Ortiz.
Saturday, October 15 – 7:30 PM DOUBLE FEATURE
Los Angeles Premiere! Kiki, Love To Love (KIKI, EL AMOR SE HACE), 2016, Strand Releasing, 102 min.
Cast: Paco León, Ana Katz, Belén Cuesta, Álex García, Natalia de Molina, Candela Peña, Luis Callejo, Luis Bermejo, Mari Paz Sayago, Alexandra Jiménez, David Mora.
Producers: Vértigo Films, S.L. Telecinco Cinema.
Through interwoven stories, five couples revel in and struggle with sexual fetishes in one of Spain’s biggest box office hits of the year. Actor-director Paco León’s (CARMINA OR BLOW UP) kinky comedy recalls the uninhibited spirit of Pedro Almodóvar with a knack for hilarious set pieces that is uniquely his own. “Throughout, KIKI skillfully straddles the line between the comedy you’d expect and the compassion which makes it work at a deeper level.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter. In Spanish with English subtitles.
US Premiere! Party Town (EL PREGÓN), 2016, 75 min. Dir. Dani de la Orden.
Cast: Andreu Buenafuente, Berto Romero, Belén Cuesta, Jorge Sanz.
Producers: AtresMedia Cine, El Terrat, Cacare Sanguis S.L.
This bright comedy is the perfect vehicle for Spanish TV stars Andreu Buenafuente and Berto Romero, playing brothers whose duo act, Supergalactic, had a one-off pop hit in the 1990s. When the mayor of their hometown asks them to reunite, the two decide to overlook their differences for one last taste of stardom – and a quick payday – but their fans, local traditions and hidden agendas complicate their plans. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Discussion between films with KIKI, LOVE TO LOVE and EL PREGÓN actress Belén Cuesta.
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 PM SPECIAL SCREENING
[At The Spielberg Theatre in the Egyptian Theatre]
Los Angeles Premiere! The corpse of Anna Fritz (EL CADÁVER DE ANNA FRITZ), 2015, Invincible Pictures, 76 min. Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens.
Cast: Alba Ribas, Cristian Valencia, Bernat Saumell, Albert Carbó.
Producers: A contraluz film, Benecé Produccions, Corte y Confección de películas, Playtime Movies, Silendum films.
Anna Fritz (Alba Ribas) was a famous and beautiful actress; after her sudden death her body arrives at the morgue, where attendant Pau (Albert Carbó) can’t resist telling Iván (Cristian Valencia) and Javi (Bernat Saumell). The two friends want a look – and maybe more – but things soon take an unexpected turn in this brisk and disturbing thriller. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Sunday, October 16 – 7:30 PM DOUBLE FEATURE
Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere! Spy Time (ANACLETO: AGENTE SECRETO), 2015, 93 min. Dir. Javier Ruiz Caldera.
Cast: Imanol Arias, Quim Gutiérrez, Alexandra Jiménez, Berto Romero, Carlos Areces.
Producers: Telefónica Estudios, Zeta Studios, Agente Secreto AIE.
What would you do if you suddenly discovered your father was James Bond? That’s what thirtysomething slacker Adolfo (Quim Gutiérrez) is faced with when he’s targeted by one of his father’s old adversaries (Carlos Areces). Veteran actor Imanol Arias stars as the agente secreto in this hugely enjoyable action-comedy adaptation of Manuel Vázquez Gallego’s 1960s comic strip. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Los Angeles Theatrical Premiere! TORO, 2016, 105 min. Dir. Kike Maíllo.
Cast: Mario Casas, Luis Tosar, José Sacristán, Claudia Canal.
Producers: Apaches Entertaiment, Atresmedia Cine, Escándalo Films, Zirco Zine, Telefónica Studios, Maestranza Films.
Toro (Mario Casas) has almost managed to put his criminal past behind him when he gets a desperate request from his brother (Luis Tosar), whose daughter is being held by Toro’s former boss, crime kingpin Romano (José Sacristán). Set in Andalusia, this fast-paced thriller boasts strong central performances and electrifying action sequences. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Discussion between films with SPY TIME director Javier Ruiz Caldera.
Sunday, October 16 – 8:00 PM SPECIAL SCREENING Free screening. First come, first served!
[At The Spielberg Theatre in the Egyptian Theatre]
Special Short Films Screening
Recent Spanish Shorts, 90 min.
Join us for an evening of the best new short films from Spanish filmmakers, including this year’s New Filmmakers from Spain Award winner “The Suitor” (12min, Dir. Álvaro Congosto). Program also includes 2016 & 2015 finalists “Through the Wall” (8 min. Dir Tim Nackashi) and “Number 2: If I were Marylin” (15 min, Dir. JC Falcón), plus the Goya -winning “the Runner” (12 min. Dir. Jose Luis Montesinos) and more.
· $11 General.
Box Office Hours
At the EGYPTIAN THEATRE.
Tickets are on sale at the box office or on FANDANGO.COM.
Paid parking ranging from $5-15 is available off Selma south of Hollywood blvd between Selma and McCadden.