Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Buy Tickets SHARE

RECENT SPANISH CINEMA XXIII
Presented and produced by The Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts of Spain (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport; the American Cinematheque and EGEDA US (U.S.-based Iberoamerican Audiovisual Producers Association) With the support of The Embassy of Spain in Washington, Spain Arts and Culture, Spain USA Foundation, Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles, Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles, Marca España, USC Dornsife, The Spain Education office in Los Angeles, The Trade Commission of Spain in Los Angeles, Filmotech and Villanueva Centro Universitario. Sponsored by Alimentos de Extremadura, Foods of Spain, Ruben Hens International Business Consulting, Spana, Casa de España, Tequila Honor, Hubert’s Lemonade and Lolea Sangría.

Two decades ago, the American Cinematheque, in association with the Spanish Ministry of Culture, began importing the best and brightest of Spanish cinema to Hollywood with its “Recent Spanish Cinema” series. The annual festival has exposed countless Angelenos to Spanish culture, from art and music to food, fashion and more. This year’s series opens with the Los Angeles premiere of THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN, a thriller that confirms Raúl Arévalo is as skilled behind the camera as in front of it; the story of simmering revenge earned five Feroz Awards and four Goya Awards, including Best Film.

Click here for a one page digital flyer with all the details!

That this was a good year for thrillers in Spain is borne out by SMOKE AND MIRRORS, the new film by MARSHLAND director Alberto Rodríguez, about notorious former Spanish secret service agent Francisco Paesa. Fernando González Molina’s THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN and Oriol Paulo’s THE INVISIBLE GUEST may share similar titles and a tense tone, but the two crime dramas play out quite differently - the former is a serial killer film centered on a female detective (Marta Etura, who will appear in person); the latter is a mystery in which a legal expert (Ana Wagener, who also appears in person) questions a defendant suspected of murder.

Current events are brought vividly to life in a pair of films. Director Adolfo Martínez Pérez joins us in person with his new RESCUE UNDER FIRE, which dramatizes a 2012 rescue mission in northern Afghanistan after a joint U.S.-Spanish convoy is derailed by a landmine. The Goya-winning documentary FRÁGIL EQUILIBRIO tells three intertwined stories of lives disrupted by turmoil around the world.

Along with a showcase of short films in the Spielberg Theatre, a comedy double feature emphasizes the lighter side of Recent Spanish Cinema. In Nacho G. Velilla’s box office hit A STROKE OF LUCK, a group of lottery winners must keep a secret from their wives - that they bought the winning ticket in a brothel. The latest from genre master Álex de la Iglesia (THE DAY OF THE BEAST, WITCHING & BITCHING), THE BAR, revels in black comedy as patrons of a Madrid watering hole turn on one another when one is suddenly shot. De la Iglesia will speak between films, as will actor Carlos Santos, who appears in A STROKE OF LUCK (as well as SMOKE AND MIRRORS).

The winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Animated Feature, BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN, will screen off-site as part of Animation is Film on Saturday, Oct. 21st at 4:15 PM. Alberto Vázquez’s first feature is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy based on his own graphic novel and award-winning short film about a teenager and a disgraced superhero seeking a better life beyond their post-apocalyptic island. For more information and tickets, please click here.

All films in Spanish with English subtitles unless noted. Series compiled by Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston and Margot Gerber.

In-person guests include actors Carlos Santos (SMOKE AND MIRRORS, A STROKE OF LUCK), Marta Etura (THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN) and Ana Wagener (THE INVISIBLE GUEST ), and directors Alex de la Iglesia (THE BAR) and Adolfo Martinez Pérez (RESCUE UNDER FIRE).
Egyptian TheatreThu, Oct 19, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Buy Tickets SHARE

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night!
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Event!
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 8:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Alex de la Iglesia & Carlos Santos In Person!
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Ana Wagener & Adolfo Martinez Pérez In Person!
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre