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Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 - Sun, Jun 23, 2013
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Presented in collaboration with Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Los Angeles, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, HAVC - Croatian Audiovisual Center, Ministry of Culture, with support from E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America). Sponsored by: Tony's Food Service, DOMA Restaurant, Grgich Hills Estate, Sunce Winery, The Courtyard Kitchen, Shade Hotel, Cafe LuMar, Jana Water, Dental Esthetics Center, BIOTEST Anti-aging & Wellness, Artukovich, Inc, Dream Team Band, RadioKapija.com and Cinema Without Borders.

June 21 – 23, 2013, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

The first "live pictures" in Croatia were shown on October 8, 1896, just ten months after the art of cinema was born in Paris. The venue was a small theater hall in the building that is now home to the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. For generations, within these walls, young Croatians learned the skills needed to become actors, directors and cinematographers on the short list of modern Central European masters.

Since the 1960s, Croatian cinema has combined a haunting, often savagely bleak outcry against political and personal repression with humor, lyricism and a tenderness born of constant conflict and adversity. However, it was little known before late 2000, when the American Cinematheque and CAMEO presented “Wednesdays in Croatia,” the first comprehensive overview of Croatian cinema ever mounted on the West Coast.

This year Kino Croatia’s series lineup includes first-time director Vlatka Vorkapić’s charming romantic sparring match SONJA AND THE BULL, Branko Schmidt’s chilling 2012 Oscar entry VEGETARIAN CANNIBAL, Tomislav Radić’s acclaimed domestic drama KOTLOVINA, Dražen Žarković’s hit family adventure THE MYSTERIOUS BOY and Igor Mirković’s seniors-on-the-road comedy NIGHT BOATS.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Matko B. Malinger. Produced by Matko B. Malinger. Program notes by Andrew Motz. Print Sponsor: UPrinting.com

See the trailer for this year's film series!

Special guests joining us this year include directors Vlatka Vorkapić and Igor Mirković and actresses Melita Jurišić and Suzana Nikolić.
Both TheatresFri, Jun 21, 2013 - Sun, Jun 23, 2013
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Los Angeles Premiere! Opening Night & Reception! Director Vlatka Vorkapić In Person!
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Igor Mirković In Person!
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
U.S. Premieres!
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
Aero Theatre