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RECENT SPANISH CINEMA XV
Opening Night at the Egyptian at the Egyptian and June 5 - 10 at the Aero Theatre.
Presented in collaboration with the Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las
Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Consulate General of
Spain in Los Angeles.
With the support of EGEDA, ELMA (European Languages and
Movies in America) and the Tourist Office of Spain.
Thursday, June 4 7:30 PM
Recent Spanish Cinema Opening Night:
6 Goya Awards! Director In-Person! Los Angeles Premiere!
CAMINO, 2008, 143 min. Dir. Javier Fesser. Camino (Nerea
Camacho) is a bouncy 11-year-old girl whose happy, God-centric life in Madrid is spent
between her religious school and a home dominated by her pious, authoritarian mother,
Gloria (Carme Elias). Her family belongs to Opus Dei, the controversial Catholic
organization founded by Spain's recently canonized Jose Maria Escriva. Then the back pains
that have been troubling Camino turn out to have a serious origin
Winner of 6
Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. "Few
films manage to balance Hollywood sentiment and European irony as successfully."
-- Lee Marshall, Screen Daily; "Perfs are superb across the board."
-- Jonathan Holland, Variety Trailer
| Official website
Discussion following with director Javier Fesser.
For more Spanish Cinema at the Aero click here.
Saturday, June 6 4:30 PM
AMERICAN GIRL® SILENT SCREEN
To celebrate the introduction of the newest American Girl® historical character Rebecca, is a lively program of silent film shorts for the entire family at the
historic Egyptian! Travel back to a time when movie music was performed by a live pianist
for Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Alice cartoons and much more. Bring your doll!
Bring your family! Meet Rebecca Rubin, the newest addition to the American Girl Family.
The daughter of Russian Jewish immigrints Rebecca lives on the lower east side of New York
in 1914 and longs to be an actress, but her parents don't approve. She loves Charlie
Chaplin films! Come at 3:30 PM in advance of the
4:30 PM show to enjoy an American Girl® craft project!
Then come to the American Girl® Cafe for a meal. Additional
American Girl® programs on July 19 and August 15!
Tickets: Movie & Dinner: $40 per
person (gratuity not included). The $40 ticket includes the program at the Egyptian and
the 7:30 PM dinner at American Girl® Café. These tickets are available through
American Girl® only. Advance dinner reservations are required; call toll-free
1-877-247-5223 to purchase tickets. Regular American Cinematheque ticket prices $7
- $10 apply on fandango and at our box office if you wish to attend the Egyptian
Theatre film portion of this event only. www.americangirl.com
Wednesday, June 10 7:00 PM
Co-presented with Outfest
[Spielberg Theatre] QUEER GAZING: EXPLORING GAY FILM AESTHETICS Whether
its "lavender," "pink," gay or queer in visual and narrative
design, homosexualitys influence in cinema is now pretty much mainstream. But is
there an actual "gay film aesthetic"? How have "homo-revisionist"
readings of classic films added creative depth to gay cinema's foundation? Take a wild
ride through everything from homoeroticism to the establishment of the queer POV called
"The Gay Gaze" and rediscover queer cinema in more of its flamboyant glory.
Thomas Ethan Harris instructs. Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with
Click for more information about the Cinematheque's
We hope that you will join us!In this informative seminar,
film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas
Ethan Harris (former Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm
Springs International Short Film Festival) will examine the European Film Movements that
have defined contemporary filmmaking. For more details click here.
$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors and $12 Cinematheque Members.
Wednesday, June 10 7:30 PM
INK, 2009, Double Edge Films, 102 min. Dir. Jamin Winans. As the
light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for
the power they exert over us in our sleep. They battle for our souls through our dreams.
One force supports our hopes and gives us strength, the other force leads us toward desperation
through our nightmares. A brutal mercenary named Ink is on a mission for those who give
the nightmares, though he has his own unknown purposes. Tonight as the city sleeps,
8-year-old Emma (Quinn Hunchar) awakens in the dream world. Before she can catch her
breath, she is ripped from her sleeping body by Ink. The fight is on for Emma's life, as
Ink races her through the many dimensions of the dream world. To save her, the
dream-givers marshall all their resources. They focus in the real world on winning back
the soul of Emma's tragically broken father (Chris Kelly). Shot on DV on a ridiculously
low budget, director Winans achieves startling imagery and effects, conjuring a surreal
nightmare world much like an unholy cross between Terry Gilliam and Shinya Tsukamoto (IRON
MAN). "Film geeks, there is a new it movie INK. It is not easy
to fully convey the experience of this film in words, because it is so visual, has such a
complicated narrative, and looks and feels so different than anything else I've
When I'm searching for films to compare it to, I think of things like THE
MATRIX, DARK CITY, DONNIE DARK, and BRAZIL
a lock to achieve cult phenomenon status,
and launch the career of Jamin Winans into the stratosphere." Aint
It Cool News Discussion following with
Filmmakers moderated by Copernicus from Ain't It Cool News.
Monday, June 15 7:30 PM
THE LITTLE FOXES, 1941, Samuel
Goldwyn Films, 115 min. Southern belle or Southern hell? The claws come out when family
fortunes are on the line. Bette Davis is a ruthless member of a Southern clan facing
financial decline, and she's backed up by a stunning supporting cast that includes Dan
Duryea and Teresa Wright in their film debuts. Director William Wyler pioneered a new form
of screen realism with his subtle but elaborately designed deep-focus compositions in this
essential film. The same year that he shot CITIZEN KANE for Orson Welles, cinematographer
Gregg Toland crafted some equally impressive images for this powerful portrait of family
intrigue, based on Lillian Hellmans play. Discussion following with the
director of Pasadena Playhouses production, Dámaso Rodriguez, Deborah Martinson
(author of Lillian Hellman: A Life With Foxes and Scoundrels) and play cast members
Rachel Sondag (Alexandra Giddens) and Sean Lee (Leo Hubbard) as well as
costume designer Mary Vogt, plus David Wyler. Reception following
sponsored by Southern Literary Trail (www.southernliterarytrail.org)
Pasadena Playhouse presents The Little Foxes by Lillian
Hellman May 22 June 28. 2-for-1 Tickets for American Cinematheque Members!
Valid for performances through June 28. Mention code AMCN. Section B only. You must have a
current American Cinematheque membership card to use this discount. Restrictions apply.
(626) 356-7529 More info: www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
Saturday, June 13 1:00 PM
TRIPLEPLAY: A SHOWCASE OF SHORT FILMS FROM
THE STUDENTS OF CLEVELAND, HOLLYWOOD AND KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOLS, 2009, 90 min. From
three of the top film and video programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, this
collection of narrative short films is an example of the best of what the digital
revolution has brought to high school education in Los Angeles. Discover tomorrows
Hollywood superstar filmmakers at the beginning of their creative careers. Brian Lowry of Variety
writes about these student filmmakers, "These are the kind of teenagers you
actually root for to make it." Special admission price for
In an ever-changing world, media communication is one of the most powerful means of
influencing the minds and hearts of people around the world. The Media Academies make our
future filmmakers aware of this power, and their responsibility to use it thoughtfully. As
future professionals in the entertainment industry, our students learn technical,
intellectual and artistic skills. More importantly, the curriculum develops their vision,
integrity and character. Media Academy students will become artists and craftspeople that
lead the way for the future with imagination, compassion and courage.
Some of the films on the schedule
Directed by Franchesco Ramos (Cleveland High School). Based on her battle with
leukemia, Guadalupe Garcia has fashioned a story about Kenya, a young girl who relapses
and must endure, yet again, years of chemotherapy, hair loss and loneliness. In the movie,
as in real life, our young heroine finds strength through the love and support of her
brothers, who are mother, father and everything to her.
Directed by Kelly Jensen (Kennedy High School). Amanda White couldn't catch a
break--three failed driving tests and a nagging mother. Not to mention a pesky younger
sister who now is old enough to take the test herself. Which one will pass the test first
and get the car? With Amanda's evaluator from hell anything could happen.
THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL
Directed by Jonathan Jayasinghe (Cleveland High School). A high school athlete finds
himself attracted to another boy for the first time. The two begin a complex and beautiful
courtship in this impressionistic recollection of first love and the confusion of sexual
identity in high school.
THE GENTLE ART OF MAKING FRIENDS
Directed by Joshua Marroquin (Hollywood High School). A troubled teenager attempts to
make friends with a group of popular seniors who pity him. His displaced confidence goes
awry when he finds a faulty handgun in his garage.
IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Directed by Steve Delgadillo (Kennedy High School). The government is going to conduct
a deadly test on the last female pleatherback turtle in existence; with the power to heal
Don Alberto's rare blood disease. The mob is willing to do anything to save its boss. the
hippies will do anything to save the turtle. everyone wants the turtle and only detectives
Ross Smith (Sonny Decker) and Anthony DeTriste (James Gaier) can stop them. The mob
incorporates a twisted plot to kidnap the turtle. It's up to the detectives to make sure
the testing goes as planned.
IT SOUNDS LIKE PUBERTY
Directed by Javier Rodriguez (Kennedy High School). A young boy suffers from puberty
and is quick to assume that the transformation is not nature taking it's course but an
TEN TO TEN
Directed by Kelle Leonard (Kennedy High School). A breakfast of champions. A notoriety
for being late, really late. Will Frank get to his internship on time? That choice may be
out of his hands, and in those of his watch.
James Gleason (Cleveland High School):
Mr. Gleason has written, produced, directed - and taught film production for over
twenty years. He achieved national recognition for his program at Pacoima Middle School in
the 1990s, when he inspired his students to produce a feature film shot in 16mm which
screened at the Sundance Film Festival. He has won countless awards, including those
sponsored by AFI, Videomaker Magazine and Lucas Films/MGM.
Aaron Lemos (Kennedy High School):
Mr. Lemos has been teaching filmmaking for 8 years in the LAUSD. Prior to teaching Mr.
Lemos was a post production supervisor for Walt Disney/Touchstone Television. His credits
include various television shows and made for television movies for ABC, NBC, HBO, TNT and
VH1. He has degrees from San Francisco State University and UCLA. He is very proud of his
students for all their hard work and dedication to their craft.
Antonio Manriquez (Hollywood High School):
Mr. Manriquez has led dual careers as an educator and filmmaker for the past decade.
He began his career at the age of 14, directing a feature film which screened at the
Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Manriquez is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Trainer who was
instrumental in bringing the Apple Authorized Training Center for Education (AATCe)
program to both Cleveland and Hollywood High Schools.
Evelyn Seubert (Cleveland High School):
Ms. Seubert worked as a teacher, actress, producer and director in the theatre in San
Francisco, New York and Los Angeles before working behind-the-scenes in television and
film production. She has taught at Cleveland High since 2000, where she founded the Teen
International Media Exchange and the International Youth Media Summit. She also co-created
Media Craft Workshops at the Museum of Television & Radio.
Cleveland High School Media Academy website
Hollywood High School Media Academy blog
Kennedy High School Filmmaking Magnet website
Variety article on Cleveland High School
Magazine article on Antonio Manriquez
Saturday, June 20
Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
For the total Old
Hollywood experience take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre.
See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the
dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and
more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with
a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box
office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old
dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection booth (not normally included on our
tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check our website or our
voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tickets: Tour & movie: $10.
Sunday, June 21
Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER
What Mother doesnt like gossip on Hollywood legends,
scintillating stories of the silent screen and dramatic tales of historical architectural
preservation? Bring yours! Special Treats for Moms Attending the Tour Today!
the total Old Hollywood experience take a docent-led tour of the legendary
1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with
a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art
projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of
modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start promptly at 10:30
AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You
will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection booth (not normally
included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can
check our website or our voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10.