Egyptian Theatre
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Sat, Nov 19, 2011
7:30pm
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ARGENTINA NEW CINEMA 2011
Double Feature! Director Sergio Teubal In Person! Los Angeles Premieres!
THE FINGER / THE STUDENT
Co-presented by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles. Sponsored by LAN Airlines, Wines of Argentina and W Hollywood
Discussion between films with director Sergio Teubal (THE FINGER).
THE FINGER
EL DEDO
2011, 93 min, Argentina, Dir: Sergio Teubal

Devilish would-be politician Don Hidalgo's (Gabriel Goity) ambitions of being voted in as the local councilor are temporarily thwarted when his town's 501 occupants (the necessary minimum for an election) are reduced to 500 after the murder of Hidalgo's political opponent, Baldomero. Hidalgo persuades Baldomero's brother not to sign the death certificate so that the election may proceed. When Baldomero’s amputated finger takes on a life of its own, fantastically pointing at things from inside its jar of formaldehyde and ultimately running opposite Hidalgo in the impending race for councilor, filmmaker Sergio Teubal's hilarious satire proves its capacity for both belly laughs and observant political barbs. Official selection of the 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THE STUDENT
EL ESTUDIANTE
2011, 124 min, Argentina, Dir: Santiago Mitre

Roque (an excellent Esteban Lamothe) has left his provincial hometown for the University of Buenos Aires, a campus he finds overwhelmed with indecipherable slogans and students rallying for different political parties and causes. As he develops a crush on a cute teaching assistant (Romina Paula) trying to instigate reform, and befriends Professor Acevedo (Ricardo Felix), a veteran campus politician, Roque is lured into the school's vibrantly seductive political realm (and away from his homework), and climbs the ranks as Acevedo's campaign and event organizer. But political allegiances are not without a price, and Roque soon realizes the ruthless nature of some of his newfound friends and allies. Official selection of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and 2011 Locarno Film Festival. "A taut, incisive look at university wheeling and dealing." –Variety. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Nov 19, 2011 • 7:30pm
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