FILM PROGRAM
Thursday, October 19 – 7:30 PM
Tarde para la ira

Opening Night! Los Angeles Premiere!

THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN (TARDE PARA LA IRA)

2016, 92 min.
Dir. Raúl Arévalo.
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Ruth Diaz, Lluis Callejo, Manolo Soto.

The patient man of the title is Jose (Antonio de la Torre), a patron of a low-rent Madrid café who take an interest in one of its waitresses, Ana (Ruth Díaz). But his intent is not simply romantic - Ana’s husband is a getaway car driver whose prison sentence for a botched jewelry store robbery is almost up.

Winner of four Goya Awards, including Best Film. “Spanish actor-turned-director Raúl Arévalo quickly brings his deeply impressive debut under control, reining in the narrative with a hand that betrays almost none of a neophyte’s unsteadiness.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Reception following the feature in the courtyard for all ticket holders.

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Friday, October 20 – 5:30 PM

[Spielberg] Recent Spanish Cinema Roundtable, 60 min.

Join us for a panel discussion with filmmakers and actors attending this year’s Recent Spanish Cinema series.

This is a free event. First come, first served.


Friday, October 20 – 7:30 PM
El hombre de las mil caras

Thriller Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere!

SMOKE AND MIRRORS (EL HOMBRE DE LAS MIL CARAS)

2016, 123 min.
Cast: Carlos Santos, Edward Fernández, Marta Etura, Jose Coronado.

Writer-director Alberto Rodríguez reunites much of his MARSHLAND creative team for this entertaining thriller inspired by the real-life exploits of one-time Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. Eduard Fernández stars as the ex-spy, who had been left out in the cold by his government and sees an opportunity to settle some scores when a former Commissioner of Police (Goya winner Carlos Santos) asks him to help hide embezzled millions.

“Playing out like a Hispanic OCEAN’S ELEVEN, SMOKE is indeed an enjoyably breathless and spectacular walk along a high wire which seems permanently about to snap but which never quite does.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.

In Spanish, French and English with English subtitles.

El Guardián Invisible

Los Angeles Premiere!

THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN (EL GUARDIÁN INVISIBLE)

2017, 129 min.
Dir. Fernando González Molina.
Cast: Marta Etura, Elvira Minguez, Miquel Fernández.

In one of the most gripping, intricately layered serial killer films of recent memory, detective Amaia Salazar (Marta Etura) is assigned to investigate the death of a teenage girl whose body was found by a river near Salazar’s hometown. The rainy village holds unpleasant childhood memories for the policewoman, but as the scope of her case widens, she must come to terms with the family she left behind while tracking a seemingly insatiable killer.

In Spanish, English and Basque with English subtitles.

Discussion between films with actress Marta Etura and actor Carlos Santos.

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Friday, October 20 – 8:00 PM

[Spielberg] Free Screening! Recent Spanish Shorts, 90 min.

Join us for an evening of some of the best new short films to come out of Spain this year.

This is a free program - first come, first served.

Co-presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (http://www.nfmla.org/).

Join us for an evening of some of the best new short films to come out of Spain this year. Films include:

"The Whole World" (2016, 30 min. Dir. Julián Quintanilla) Every year Julián visits the cemetery where his mother is buried. She appears to him and they make plans "more or less together." But this year she gives him a special mission that will surprise the whole world.

"Tabib" (2017, 8 min. Dir. Carlo D’Ursi) When the Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo, Syria, is bombed by the allied air force, the attack kills the last pediatrician in the city. This is the story of the final minutes of his life.

"Talking Heads" (2016, 17 min. Dir. Juan Vicente Córdoba) People of different ages, professions and social classes answer two simple questions: who are you and what do you want from life?

"Swimming in the Desert" (2016, 18 min. Dir. Alvaro Ron) A retired firefighter in California's high desert is inspired by a 10-year-old schoolgirl to bring clean water to a drought-stricken town by connecting miles of garden hose to his private well.

"Baraka" (2017, 22 min. Dir. Néstor Ruiz Medina) In the months before the war in Iraq, two brothers are separated; when they meet again as the war is in full swing, neither is the same.

This is a free program - first come, first served.
90 minutes. | Screening format: DCP


Friday, October 20 – 10:00 PM
Ozzy

SPANISH FILM STUDY-DAY BY SCHOOL INVITE ONLY 10.00 AM

The 3D animation film ‘OZZY’ is an adventure comedy about the strength of friendship in helping us to grow and overcome fears, featuring an adorable beagle.

With the Collaboration of The Spanish resource center at the Education office of the Spanish consulate in Los Angeles.

If you are a teacher interested in bringing your students, please contact Gwen Deglise at gwen@americancinematheque.com


Saturday, October 21 – 7:30 PM
El Bar

Comedy Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere!

THE BAR (EL BAR)

2017, 102 min.
Cast: Mario Casas, Blanca Suarez, Terele Pávez, Carmen Machi.

Director Álex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST, WITCHING & BITCHING) makes a welcome return with this psychological thriller spiked with black humor. After a patron is killed by an unknown shooter while attempting to leave a Madrid bar, the remaining customers (among them Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas and Carmen Machi) hunker down - and ultimately turn on each other while trying to figure out how to survive and escape.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Villaviciosa de al lado

Los Angeles Premiere!

A STROKE OF LUCK (VILLAVICIOSA DE AL LADO)

2016, 90 min.
Dir. Nacho G. Velilla.
Cast: Carmen Machi, Macarena Garcia, Carlos Santos.

Inspired by actual events, this delightful comedy is one of Spain’s biggest box office hits of the year. The small town of Villaviciosa de al Lado is teetering on bankruptcy when salvation arrives in the form of a huge lottery prize and the accompanying national attention. Unfortunately the winning ticket was sold at the local brothel, and the group of men who bought it must concoct a scheme to keep the secret from their wives while claiming the cash.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Discussion following EL BAR with director Alex de la Iglesia, plus introduction to A STROKE OF LUCK by actor Carlos Santos.

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Saturday, October 21 – 8:00 PM
Frágil Equilibrio

[Spielberg] FRÁGIL EQUILIBRIO

2016, 83 min.
Dir. Guillermo García López.

This Goya-winning documentary tells three intertwined stories taking place on three different continents: Japanese executives in Tokyo caught in the vicious cycle of consumerism, a sub Saharan community in the path of immigrants leaving Africa for Europe and families in Spain who have been destroyed by economic downturn. Told through the words of José Mujica, former president of Uruguay, the film is both is a journey through different cultures and an urgent invitation to change.

With English subtitles.

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Sunday, October 22 – 7:30 PM
El invitado invisible

Double Feature

THE INVISIBLE GUEST (CONTRATIEMPO)

2016, 106 min.
Cast: Mario Casas, Jose Coronado.

Dir. Oriol Paulo At the center of a locked-room mystery is Adrián Doria (Mario Casas), a successful businessman who has been discovered in a hotel suite with the body of his lover. Charged with murder, he enlists top-notch witness preparation expert Virginia Goodman (Ana Wagener) and as the clock ticks down to the start of Doria’s trial, Goodman’s relentless questioning of her client’s defense brings some troubling inconsistencies to light. With strong performances and plenty of plot twists, this superbly crafted thriller delivers on the promise of Paulo’s earlier THE BODY.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Zona Hostil

RESCUE UNDER FIRE (ZONA HOSTIL)

2017, 93 min.
Dir. Adolfo Martínez Pérez.
Cast: Ariadna Gil, Roberto Alamo, Antonio Garrido.

Inspired by real events that took place in August 2012, this riveting war drama follows a joint U.S-Spanish convoy stopped by a landmine in northern Afghanistan. While inexperienced Lieutenant Conte (Raul Merida) tries to protect the wounded, Captain Varela (Ariadna Gil) flies a Spanish medical helicopter in to evacuate the soldiers - but it crash lands. Impulsive Commander Ledesma (Antonio Garrido) proposes a risky plan to bring everyone back including the helicopter, but as night approaches, so do Taliban fighters.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Discussion between films with THE INVISIBLE GUEST actress Ana Wagener, plus introduction to RESCUE UNDER FIRE by director Adolfo Martinez Pérez.

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