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2010 Program


Thursday, October 14 – 7:30 PM.
EVEN THE RAIN
VOLTERETA
Friday, October 15 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
LOPE
PAPER BIRDS
Saturday, October 16 – 5:00 PM.
LIFE BEGINS TODAY
Saturday, October 16 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS
CELL 211
Sunday, October 17 – 5:00 PM.
AFTER
Sunday, October 17 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FAT PEOPLE
ME TOO

OPENING NIGHT

Spain's official submission for the 2011 Foreign-Language Film Academy Award: EVEN THE RAIN (TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA) by director Icíar Bollaín.
Followed by a celebratory bash in the Egyptian courtyard!

Thursday, October 14 – 7:30 PM.
EVEN THE RAIN (TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA)
EVEN THE RAIN (TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA)
2010.
MORENA FILMS, S.L.
104 min.
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.

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Preceded by the Student Short Film Contest I Winner
VOLTERETA
VOLTERETA (SOMERSAULT)
2010.
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.

JURY MEMBERS:
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.
LOPE
LOPE
U.S. Premiere!
2010.
ANTENA 3 FILMS, S.L. - IKIRU FILMS, S.L. - CONSPIRAÇAO FILMES - EL TORO PICTURES.
109 min.
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
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PÁJAROS DE PAPEL
PAPER BIRDS
U.S. Premiere!
2010.
GLOBO MEDIA, S.A. - ANTENA 3 FILMS, S.L. - VERSATIL CINEMA, S.L.
110 min.
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
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Saturday, October 16 – 5:00 PM.
LIFE BEGINS TODAY
LIFE BEGINS TODAY
U.S. Premiere!
2010.
OVIDEO, T.V., S.A.
90 min.
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
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Saturday, October 16 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS
FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS
L.A. Premiere!
2010.
TELECINCO CINEMA, S.A. - HIMENOPTERO, S. L. - MOD PRODUCCIONES, S.L.
107 min.
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
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CELL 211
CELL 211
6 Goya Awards winner!
2009.
MORENA FILMS, S.L. - VACA FILMS STUDIO, S.L. - TELECINCO CINEMA, S.A. - TESTIMONIO GRAFICO, A.I.E.
113 min.
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
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Sunday, October 17 – 5:00 PM.
AFTER
AFTER
U.S. Premiere!
2009.
TESELA PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRAFICAS, S.R.L. - LA ZANFOÑA PRODUCCIONES, S.L.
116 min.
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
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Sunday, October 17 – 7:30 PM. Double Feature.
FAT PEOPLE
FAT PEOPLE
L.A. Premiere!
2009.
TESELA PRODUCCIONES CINEMATOGRAFICAS, S.R.L. - FILMANOVA INVEST, S.A.
110 min.
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
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ME TOO
ME TOO
L.A. Premiere!
2009.
ALICIA PRODUCE, S. L. - PROMICO IMAGEN, S.L.
103 min.
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
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