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Series Compiled by: Gwen Deglise, Fernando Brun and Mathias Doorn.


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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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<<< October 27 - 28, 2006 >>>

Argentina - New Cinema 2006


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Some of the programs in this series are also playing at the Aero Theatre.


Presented in association with the Consulate General & Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic and INCAA (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales).

With the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship.

After the success of the last four years' New Argentine Cinema Series, we’re thrilled to be back with an impressive line-up of LA Premieres including director Tristan Bauer’s popular and critically acclaimed ILLUMINADOS POR EL FUEGO, Adolfo Aristarain’s ROMA and Damian Szifron’s TIEMPO DE VALIENTES, all screening at The Egyptian. And at The Aero, please join us for the moody, unorthodox thrillers, NINE QUEENS and EL AURA, a double feature tribute to the late, great Fabien Bielinsky, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while working on a project in Sao Paulo, Brazil this year. All films will be shown in Spanish language with English subtitles.




Friday, October 27 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

LA Premiere! ROMA, 2004, Sogepaq, 155 min. Dir. Adolfo Aristarain. Manuel Cueto (Juan Diego Botto) a young Argentine journalist has been hired to transcribe the memoirs of famous novelist Joaquin Gonez (Jose Sacristan) who is retired in Spain. Through brilliant dialogue and flashbacks, the whole life of the writer unfolds. From a too-perfect childhood in a suburban Buenos Aires barrio with his mother Roma (Susu Pecoraro) and father (Gustavo Garzon), to the turmoil of the 1960’s dictatorship, this slice-of-life of a typical free-thinking Argentinian is also the historical drama of the filmmaker Adolfo Aristarain himself. Cocktail Reception sponsored by Heineken starting at 6:30 PM. Plus a presentation to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Composer Gustavo Santaaolla in person.



Saturday, October 28 – 3:00 PM

LA Premiere! PATOROZITO: LA GRAND ADVENTURA, 2006, Patagonik, 75 min. Dir. Jose Luis Masa. Ever since the Indian cacique was born from the comics of Dante Quinteros, Patorozito has delighted numerous generations of Argentine children. In this second movie installment, Patoruzito embarks on even more amazing quests in the Patagonian region resulting in a most charming animated adventure tale about a young boy and his family who live in the outback. There will NOT be a discussion following with director Jose Luis Masa as was originally announced.



Saturday, October 28 – 5:30 PM

LA Premiere! ILUMINADOS POR EL FUEGO, 2006, Latidos Films, 100 min. Dir. Tristan Bauer. The most important film ever made on the subject, and 23 years after the fact, Argentina exorcises its demons over the Malvinas/Falklands War in the South Atlantic. Through a subtitle flashback narrative style, the life of Esteban Leguizamon Gaston Pauls), is told after his suicide. How he was thrown into a war that he didn’t ask for, with no food, no weapons and no training, and how he was later abandoned as a veteran in a society trying to ignore that terrible political disaster. Tristan Bauer’s multi-award-winning feature is surely the most powerful and important of the movies coming out of Argentina this year. Discussion with actor Gaston Pauls.



Saturday, October 28 – 8:00 PM

LA Premiere! TIEMPO DE VALIENTES, 2005, TF1, 112 min. Using Jewish humor and screwball-comedy in his second feature film, director Damian Szifron explores the tandem-buddy-picture-style pioneered in the spaghetti westerns of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Psychoanalyst, Mariano (Diego Peretti) is assigned to community service and must accompany overweight and depressed Alfredo Diaz (Luis Luque) in his rounds. Atypical in current Argentine cinema, this film is entertaining and popular, mixing gags with social criticism.

MOON OF AVELLANEDA (LUNA DE AVELLANEDA), 2004, 143 min. Dir. Juan Jose Campanella. A classic argentine neighborhood club that has seen great splendor in past times is currently immersed in a great economical crisis that puts its existence in jeopardy. The only possible solution seems to be to turn the club into a Casino, which would greatly conflict with the ideals and intentions with which the entity was founded during the 1940’s: a club for social gathering, cultural enrichment and sports. The descendants of the original founders will debate themselves between the possibility of saving the club at any price or re-embracing those original values.