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<<<   November 19 - 21,  2010 >>>

Argentina New Cinema

 

This is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

Co-presented by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles

The ninth annual New Argentine Cinema returns with another impressive lineup, including Argentina’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Pablo Trapero’s CARANCHO! Opening the series is the first of many Los Angeles premieres: BROTHER AND SISTER, Daniel Burman’s trenchant drama about dissimilar siblings coping with the death of their mother, and ROMPECABEZAS (directed by Natalia Smirnoff), which had an impressive debut at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010. Hector Olivera’s period piece EL MURAL tells the real-life story of Mexican muralist David Siqueiros constructing his masterpiece while in Argentina in the 1930s, and Rodrigo Grande’s sly comedy A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE looks at a humorous, ethical power struggle between two willful coworkers. Also in the mix are the fascinating documentaries MUNDO ALAS, an inspirational tale of a troupe of musicians with disabilities who tour Argentina led by popular singer and composer León Gieco, and TRACES AND MEMORY OF JORGE PRELORÁN, a beautiful portrait of one of Argentina’s most important documentarians.

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Friday, November 19 – 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Premiere! BROTHER AND SISTER (DOS HERMANOS), 2010, Outsider Pictures, 105 min. Dir. Daniel Burman. After the death of their overbearing mother, two siblings with a tumultuous relationship (Antonio Gasalla and Graciela Borges), are forced to go on with life without her – and with each other. With the hottest per-screen gross in its opening weekend in Argentina, this nuanced family drama has been dubbed by Variety as "crisply observant, heartwarming and grown-up." [35mm] Reception following the screening. Check website for guest update. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 20 – 5:00 PM

MUNDO ALAS, 2010, Outsider Pictures, 90 min. Dirs. León Gieco, Fernando Molnar & Sebastián Schindel. In what Variety calls an "inspirational docu," a troupe of musicians and artists with disabilities gather for a national tour led by popular Argentine folk singer, León Gieco. Winner of the award for Best Documentary at the Premios Sur held annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina. [35mm] Introduction and discussion following the film with director, singer and composer León Gieco. Trailer | Official Website

 

 

 

Saturday, November 20 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: CARANCHO, 2010, Strand Releasing, 107 min. Dir. Pablo Trapero. Sosa (Ricardo Darín), a lawyer with a suspended license, offers his legal services to accident victims under the table. While searching for his next client, he meets and quickly falls in love with Luján (Martina Gusmán), a troubled ER doctor. Fans of David Cronenberg’s CRASH will marvel at the film’s dark, sexy yet dingy worldview, in what The Hollywood Reporter describes as a "tough-as-nails accident thriller." Official selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

Los Angeles Premiere! PUZZLE (ROMPECABEZAS,), 2010, IFC Films, 87 min. Dir. Natalia Smirnoff. After receiving a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday present, middle-aged housewife María del Carmen (María Onetto) realizes that she has a knack for solving them and soon develops a passion that helps her assert her independence and slowly change the dynamics of her family. This directorial debut had a successful world premiere in competition at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. [35mm] Actor Rodrigo Grande In Person! Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Sunday, November 21 – 5:00 PM

Los Angeles Premiere! TRACES AND MEMORY OF JORGE PRELORÁN (HUELLAS Y MEMORIA DE JORGE PRELORÁN), 2010, 79 min. Dir. Fermin Alvarez Rivera. Filmmaker and UCLA professor Jorge Prelorán (1933-2009) documented Argentina as nobody else did before or after him, shooting more than 60 ethnobiographical documentaries. This intelligent documentary turns the camera on Prelorán and his work, telling the story of his prolific career and the ways in which he gave Argentina a new cinematic identity. [35mm] Poster image credit: Juan Pablo Sanchez Noli/lagaceta. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Sunday, November 21 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE (CUESTION DE PRINCIPIOS), 2009, 110 min. Dir. Rodrigo Grande. When Castilla (Federico Luppi), a middle-aged office worker with strong ethics, refuses to sell a rare magazine to his new and younger boss, Silva (Pablo Echarri), an avid periodical collector, Silva sets out to tempt Castilla at all costs. Winner of the Best Film awards at the Festival de San Diego and the Festival de Huelva, this comedy was a box office hit in Argentina. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

Los Angeles Premiere! THE MURAL (EL MURAL), 2010, 110 min. Dir. Héctor Olivera. While in Argentina, renowned Mexican muralist David Siqueiros (Bruno Bichir) paints the mural "Ejercicio plástico" at the country home of newspaper owner Natalio Botana (Luis Machín). Set in the 1930s, this lovely historical reconstruction serves as a testament to the creation of a masterpiece, while depicting the controversial private and public events that shaped its materialization. Known for his masterful filmmaking, Olivera’s film is "a tight, neatly written work," as hailed by the Buenos Aires Herald. [35mm] María Entraigues, who composed and sings one of the signature songs in A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE, will sing between films. Also attending is actor Arturo Goetz. Trailer | Buy Tickets