AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE at the EGYPTIAN

Media Alert

(02/23/2001)

Who:

VENTURA PONS, director ANITA TAKES A CHANCE, BELOVED/FRIEND; ACTRESSES

ALEX DE LA IGLESIA, director, LA COMUNIDAD; DYING OF LAUGHTER;. THE DAY OF THE BEAST

LAURA MAÑA, screenwriter/director COMPASSIONATE SEX

IMANOL URIBE, director PLENILUNIO; DIAS CONTADOS

HELENA TABERNA, director/screenwriter YOYES

MARIA BARRANCO, actress ANITA TAKES A CHANCE; WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.

EDUARDO BAUTISTA, Executive President, Spanish Society of Authors,

Composers and Publishers (SGAE)

PILAR TORRE, Sub-Director General, Spanish Film Institute (ICAA)

(Those listed above will appear subject to their availability)

What: The American Cinematheque will hold a press conference on the occasion of the film series RECENT SPANISH CINEMA (February 24 – March 12). Series guests will be introduced and will answer questions from the press. *One on one interviews are available following. Arrangements can be made on site.

 

When: Friday, February 23, 2001. 10:00 AM Press Conference followed by *one on one interviews.

Where: Egyptian Theatre, Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre (access from Main Lobby).

6712 Hollywood Boulevard (east of Highland between McCadden Place and Las

Palmas Avenue). $1 2 hour parking available in Municipal lot on east side of Cherokee Avenue, north of Hollywood Boulevard. Prestige Parking $3 with validation.

 

Film Series: RECENT SPANISH CINEMA features 16 new films from Spain; a 7-film Ventura Pons retrospective, a Women in Spanish Cinema showcase and panel discussion; and an evening of short films. The event is an American Cinematheque presentation in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture & Sports (ICAA), Spanish Society of Authors, Composers & Publishers (SGAE), Fundación Autor, Instituto de la Mujer, ICEX (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade), Directors Guild of America and Writers Guild of America West. For more information about the RECENT SPANISH CINEMA series, please see our website: www.egyptiantheatre.com or call to request a press release.

Ticket Policy: Screening copies of the films are available to press in our office in advance. Journalists who must attend public screenings, should note that we can only issue one press ticket per film, per media outlet. To request a press ticket, please send a fax with the titles of the films you need to review to: Margot Gerber at 323.461.9737. Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the screening you wish to attend. Friday at 10:00 AM is the cut-off time for Saturday and Sunday screenings.

To speak to someone in Spanish to arrange interviews with any of our guests, call Cathy Rivera, 323.461.2020 X 119

For more information or to RSVP please call 323.461.2020, ext. 115 or 116. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: 1800 N. Highland Ave., # 717, Hollywood, CA 90028. 323.466.FILM

 

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