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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.
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Argentina: New Cinema '09

 

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

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

 

The seventh annual Argentina: New Cinema returns with another impressive lineup of Los Angeles premieres. Opening the series is Argentina's official Oscar submission, Juan Jose Campanella’s thriller THE SECRET IN HER EYES. Join us Saturday, November 21, for MUSIC ON HOLD, a fresh and hilarious comedy produced by Daniel Burman, followed by the recently released blockbuster QUESTION OF PRINCIPLES, directed by Rodrigo Grande from a screenplay by Roberto Fontanarrosa. Also unspooling: Lucas Blanco's opera prima TRANSIT LOVE, a fresh story of people who flee and others who return in an endless search for their destiny; drama THE FISH CHILD, from XXY director Lucía Puenzo; and Inés Braun’s crowd-pleasing romantic comedy LOVE BY ACCIDENT.

Argentine actress, singer and political activist Nacha Guevara will host the opening night of the series.

 


Friday, November 20 - 7:30 PM
Los Angeles Premiere! THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS), 2009, Latido, 120 min. Dir. Juan Jose Campanella. Benjamin, a retired court employee, decides to write a book about an old rape/murder case that he believes wasn't properly solved. He becomes determined to find the real culprit and reopen the case - a complicated and thrilling quest that director Juan Jose Campanella depicts with a style that effortlessly juggles romance, comedy, suspense and political commentary. Reception following in the Egyptian courtyard for all ticket buyers. Trailer

 

 



Saturday, November 21 - 5:00 PM
Los Angeles Premiere! LOVE IN TRANSIT (AMOR EN TRANSITO), 2008, Autocine Producciones, 110 min. Dir. Lucas Blanco. In Buenos Aires, Mercedes takes the necessary steps that get her to Barcelona and the boyfriend waiting there for her. By coincidence, she stumbles onto Ariel, who turns out to be pleasant (and confusing) company. Meanwhile, Juan arrives in Argentina after many years away and gets to know Micaela, who, abandoned by the departure of an old love, transforms in the same manner as the city itself. Discussion following with director Lucas Blanco. Trailer

 

 



Saturday, November 21 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! MUSIC ON HOLD (MUSIC EN ESPERA), 2009, Outsider Pictures, 106 min. Dir. Hernán A. Golfrid. Two opposites - blocked composer Ezequiel and unwed pregnant bank executive Paula - are drawn together when Ezequiel finds inspiration in a piece of music he hears while on hold with the bank where Paula works. He needs the music, and Paula needs a guy to pass off as her boyfriend to her visiting mother. What ensues is one of the most delightful pairings in recent cinema. Discussion between films with director Hernan Golfrid.

Los Angeles Premiere! MATTER OF PRINCIPLES (CUESTION DE PRINCIPIOS), will no longer be shown as originally announced. INSTEAD WE WILL SHOW:

ANITA, 2009, Distribution Company, 104 min. Dir. Marcus Carnivale. Anita has most of the features of Down Syndrome, a condition effecting roughly 1 per 800 to 1,000 children from birth. Anita lives a happy life, lovingly cared for by her mother (Norma Aleandro), who runs a small stationery store in a Jewish neighborhood in Buenos Aires neighborhood known as "Once." One day, Anita’s mother goes out to cash a subsidy check she uses to care for Anita and never returns… Discussion following with director Marcos Carnevale.

 

 

 

Sunday, November 22 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Los Angeles Premiere! THE FISH CHILD (EL NINO PEZ), 2009, MK2, 96 min. Dir. Lucía Puenzo. Writer-director Lucía Puenzo follows her 2007 Cannes triumph XXY with this new thriller that examines the social and economic structure of Buenos Aires, from the wealthy suburbs to the poverty-stricken city. Lala, the privileged daughter of a powerful local judge, falls in love with the family's Paraguayan maid. The young women carry on a secret affair and plan their escape from Buenos Aires - an escape that proves complicated when Lala's dad is killed and her girlfriend is arrested for the crime. Trailer

Los Angeles Premiere! LOVE BY ACCIDENT (LA RONDA), 2008, Tresplanos Cine, 94 min. Dir. Inés Braun. At the La Ronda bar, employees and patrons fall in and out of love in six romantic stories, all set to a spectacular global soundtrack that features both Latin (Liliana Felipe, Andres Calamaro) and non-Latin (Queen, Billie Holiday) artists. Trailer