PREVIOUS FILM SERIES
Thursday, October 14 – 7:30 PM.
EVEN THE RAINFriday, October 15 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
LOPESaturday, October 16 – 5:00 PM.
LIFE BEGINS TODAYSaturday, October 16 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERSSunday, October 17 – 5:00 PM.
AFTERSunday, October 17 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
Spain's official submission for the 2011 Foreign-Language Film Academy Award: EVEN THE RAIN (TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA) by director Icíar Bollaín.
Thursday, October 14 – 7:30 PM.
EVEN THE RAIN (TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA)
MORENA FILMS, S.L.
Dir. Icíar Bollaín.
Cast: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Najwa Nimri, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde, Belén Rueda, Raúl Arévalo.
A film crew headed by director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America. Set in February and March of 2000 when real-life protests against the privatization of water rocked the nation, the film reflexively blurs the line between fiction and reality in what Variety calls "a powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed." A hit at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
Preceded by the Student Short Film Contest I Winner
700G FILMS, 14 min.
Dir. Alexis Morante.
It's 1985; Lolo is a ten-year-old Andalusian boy who moves to New York with his family, knowing only of America what he's seen in films like The Goonies and The Karate Kid. A visit to the swimming pool with his grandma becomes an unexpectedly life-changing event for Lolo.
Andrew P. Crane. Membership Manager & Special Project Programmer. American Cinematheque.
Diego Suarez. Senior Vice President. Fox Television Studios.
Kim Adelman. Short film reporter. IndieWIRE.
Friday, October 15 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
ANTENA 3 FILMS, S.L. - IKIRU FILMS, S.L. - CONSPIRAÇAO FILMES - EL TORO PICTURES.
Dir. Andrucha Waddington
Cast: Alberto Ammann, Leonor Watling, Luis Tosar, Pilar López de Ayala, Antonio de la Torre, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Juan Diego.
This director brings famed Spanish playwright Lope de Vega's passionate life to the screen. The young poet returns to Madrid from war and gets his foot in the door of Madrid's most important theatre troupe – quickly charming his boss's daughter. His childhood friend, Isabel de Urbina, also falls under the spell of his poems. So much seduction eventually brings misfortune and he must flee Madrid.
Link web & trailer: www.lopelapelicula.com
GLOBO MEDIA, S.A. - ANTENA 3 FILMS, S.L. - VERSATIL CINEMA, S.L.
Dir. Emilio Aragón
Reparto: Imanol Arias, Lluis Homar, Roger Princep, Carmen Machi.
A traveling vaudeville troupe struggles to stay afloat despite economic hardships in post-civil war Spain. Jorge del Pino (Imanol Arias), a former member of the resistance, and Enrique Corgo (Lluis Homar), a closeted homosexual, play a comedy duo who take in a feisty but lovable orphan named Miguel (Roger Princep). "A zesty celebration of those who entertain us." – Variety.
Discussion with director Emilio Aragón.
Link web & trailer: www.pajarosdepapel.com
Saturday, October 16 – 5:00 PM.
LIFE BEGINS TODAY
OVIDEO, T.V., S.A.
Dir. Laura Maña.
Cast: Blanca Apilánez, Pilar Bardem, Rosa Mª Sardá, María Barranco, Sonsoles Benedicto.
Olga (the ever-delightful Rosa Maria Sarda) teaches a sex education class to a group of senior citizens. "A lively, sympathetic script brought to bubbling life by fine perfs, agile scripting and a shot of social critique." – Jonathan Holland, Variety.
Link web & trailer: www.lavidaempiezahoy.com
Saturday, October 16 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS
TELECINCO CINEMA, S.A. - HIMENOPTERO, S. L. - MOD PRODUCCIONES, S.L.
Dir. Oskar Santos.
Cast: Eduardo Noriega , Belén Rueda, Angie Cepeda, Carlos Leal.
After a near fatal shooting, Diego (Eduardo Noriega), an emotionally distant doctor, discovers he mysteriously possesses the ability to heal with a touch of his hands. This ability proves life-affirming, but with unforeseen consequences for Diego and his patients. Screen Daily describes this beautifully executed film as "an intriguing emotional and psychological drama".
Discussion with actor Eduardo Noriega.
Link web & trailer: www.elmalajeno.com
6 Goya Awards winner!
MORENA FILMS, S.L. - VACA FILMS STUDIO, S.L. - TELECINCO CINEMA, S.A. - TESTIMONIO GRAFICO, A.I.E.
Dir. Daniel Monzón.
Cast: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón, Carlos Bardem, Marta Etura.
After an on-the-job accident that renders him unconscious, Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann), a rookie prison guard, finds himself locked inside cell 211 during a prison riot. To ensure his survival, Juan masquerades as a new prisoner and finds himself under the wings of Malamadre, aka Bad Mother (Luis Tosar), the prison riot leader. "The film won eight Goya Awards, the Spanish Oscars, this year. It deserves them." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
Link web & trailer: www.celda211.com
Sunday, October 17 – 5:00 PM.
TESELA PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRAFICAS, S.R.L. - LA ZANFOÑA PRODUCCIONES, S.L.
Dir. Alberto Rodriguez.
Cast: Guillermo Toledo, Tristán Ulloa, Blanca Romero, Jesús Carroza, Marta Solaz.
Three soon-to-be middle-aged friends reunite for one drug and alcohol-fueled night of debauchery in Seville. Nominated for three Goyas, including Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. "This is acid noir with a flashy surface." – Robert Koehler, Variety.
Link web & trailer: www.afterlapelicula.com
Sunday, October 17 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
TESELA PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRAFICAS, S.R.L. - FILMANOVA INVEST, S.A.
Dir. Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.
Cast: Antonio de la Torre , Roberto Enríquez, Verónica Sánchez, Raúl Arévalo.
Stories and lives are intertwined in a group therapy session for fat people, led by thin therapist Abel (Roberto Enriquez). The participants include a now fleshier former spokesman for a weight-loss supplement; a jovial crime investigator; and a woman engaged to a thin and devoutly religious man. Don't miss what Variety called "a daring, refreshingly fleshy take on society's obsession with appearances"!
Discussion with actor Antonio de la Torre.
Link web & trailer: www.gordoslapelicula.com
ALICIA PRODUCE, S. L. - PROMICO IMAGEN, S.L.
Dir. Alvaro Pastor & Antonio Naharro.
Cast: Lola Dueñas, Pablo Pineda, Isabel García Lorca, Pedro Álvarez Osorio.
A recent university graduate with Down syndrome, Daniel (Pablo Pineda), falls in love with coworker Laura (Lola Dueñas, winner of the 2010 Goya for Best Actress), a woman battling her inner demons. This touching tale focuses on Daniel's quest to develop a romantic relationship with Laura and raises the contentious issue of sexuality and love within the Down syndrome community.
Link web & trailer: www.yotambienlapelicula.com