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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Mar 8, 2013

Short Film Programs 2013
Directors In Person! After Party & Concert!
Cuban Women Filmmakers Showcase
Co-presented by the Women in Film International Committee, the Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque, the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematograficos (ICAIC) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Sponsored by Shangri-La Entertainment, Sean Penn, Brad Horwitz, Shervin & Anahita Pishevar Foundation, Cuba Travel Services, SDI Media Group, Aris Anagnos, Hector Elizondo, Councilman Eric Garcetti CD, Vanity Cosmetics, make-up artist Chelsea Senella, hair stylist Louisa Jovanovic and other generous individuals. Media sponsors are KPFK Radio and www.cubanow.net.

Join us for an evening of documentary, animated and narrative shorts from Cuba’s preeminent female directors, writers and actors. These films make their U.S. debut here before the program travels to New York and Miami:

Marisol Trujillo’s “Prayer” (Oracion, 1984, 9 min.) is a documentary tribute to Marilyn Monroe…and Latin American youth.

In Ivette Avila’s animated “The Seamstress" (La Costurera, 2010, 6 min.), a seamstress tries to mend the world.

A poet battles writer’s block with violence in Adriana F. Castellanos’ “The Fish Of the Tower Swim On The Asphalt" (El Pez de la Torre Nada en el Asfalto, 2007, 3 min.).

Marina Ochoa’s documentary “White Is My Hair, Black Is My Skin" (Blanco Es Mi Pelo, Negra Mi Piel, 1997, 20 min.) salutes 95-year old María de los Reyes Castillo.

Yahanara Mauri’s animated “Itacas” (2009, 2 min.) looks at the island and the man as territories of isolation.

Five kids confront the limits of existence in an old cemetery in Milena Almira’s “Quorum” (2009, 13 min.).

Gloria Rolando’s documentary “Us And Jazz" (Nosotros Y El Jazz, 2004, 44 min.) explores the evolution of jazz in Havana.

In Claudia Rojas’ documentary “Right to Be" (Derecho de Ser, 2013, 14 min.), Queen Nzinga Maxwell speaks of pain and poetry.

Discussion following with directors Marina Ochoa ("White Is My Hair, Black Is My Skin" ), Gloria Rolando (“Us And Jazz"), Milena Almira ("Quorum") and Claudia Rojas ("Right to Be").

A “Havana Nights in Hollywood” after party with performer Candi Sosa y Su Sexteto - and Cuban cuisine from Versailles Restaurant! - will follow the discussion in celebration of International Women’s Day and these talented filmmakers. Cameo appearance by Latin Grammy Award Winner Nestor Torres.
Film Program: 90 min. | Films in Spanish with English subtitles. | Honorary Host Committee: Annette Bening, Laura Bickford, Jackson Browne, Lisa Cholodenko, James Cromwell, Isabel Cueva, Benicio Del Toro, Hector Elizondo, Naomi Foner, Brad Horwitz, Penny Marshall, Mike and Irena Medavoy, Rick Nicita and Paula Wagner, Sean Penn, Shervin and Anahita Pishevar, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Sarandon, Hilda Solis, Andy Spahn, Oliver Stone, Nestor Torres, Dionne Warwick, and Haskell Wexler.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Mar 8, 2013 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Filmmakers In Person & Reception!
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski In Person! Free To Members!
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Live Musical Accompaniment!
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Live Musical Accompaniment!
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Filmmakers In Person! Free to Members!
Thu, May 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Crazy Commercials!
Fri, May 31, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
A Showcase of Short Films From The Students of Cleveland, Hollywood, and Kennedy High Schools
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
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Superman’s 75th Anniversary!
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Filmmakers In Person!
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Filmmakers In Person!
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Mar 8, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Family Matinee!
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
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With Live Musical Accompaniment!
Fri, May 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
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