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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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Presented and produced by the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts of Spain (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport; the American Cinematheque and EGEDA US (US-based Spanish producers association). With the support of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, Spain Arts and Culture, Spain USA Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Tourist Office of Spain in Los Angeles, USC Dornsife, Villanueva Centro Universitario, Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles, Marca España, Filmotech and Casa de España in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Palacios, Estrella Damm, Tequila Honor and CVNE.

For more than two decades, the American Cinematheque, in association with the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and EGEDA US has been 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. Over the course of four days, this year’s series showcases a variety of Spanish movies that includes seven Los Angeles premieres, ranging from comedies to award-winning dramas and a documentary, as well as a short film program and a roundtable discussion with actors and filmmakers in attendance.

This year’s series opens with the Los Angeles premiere of CHAMPIONS (CAMPEONES), Spain’s official submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. The feel-good hit from director Javier Fesser stars Javier Gutiérrez as a man who finds a second chance in life by coaching a basketball team of men with disabilities.

A moving drama about sibling relationships based on actual events, THE GIANT (HANDIA) won an impressive 10 Goya Awards, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best New Actor (Eneko Sagardoy, playing the world’s tallest man). Bárbara Lennie and Susi Sánchez star as an estranged mother and daughter coming to terms with their past in Ramón Salazar’s critically acclaimed drama SUNDAY’S ILLNESS (LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO).

Estranged relationships take a lighter turn in Fernando Colomo’s crowd-pleasing comedy THE TRIBE (LA TRIBU), which stars Paco León and Carmen Machi as improbable street dancers. Delightful hit musical HOLY CAMP! (LA LLAMADA) mixes Catholicism and reggaeton as it accompanies aspiring teen singers on a mandatory religious retreat. Famed Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón (MENSAKA, ASFALTO) makes his feature directorial debut with an intimate film about his mother, LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO), which won this year’s Goya for Best Documentary.

The weekend also includes several programs in the adjoining Spielberg Theatre, beginning on Friday night with a panel discussion among the Spanish actors and filmmakers in attendance and a showcase of short films (including the Goya Award-winning “Madre” (Mother)). Arantxa Echevarria makes her feature film debut with CARMEN Y LOLA, which follows the blossoming romance of two gypsy girls in Madrid.

All films in Spanish with English subtitles unless noted. Series compiled by Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Chris LeMaire and Andrew Ameter.

Egyptian TheatreThu, Oct 11, 2018 - Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night! Director Javier Fesser In Person!
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Event!
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - 5:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Actor Richard Collins-Moore In Person!
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Director Ramón Salazar In Person!
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Director Gustavo Salmerón In Person!
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre