Following the success of previous years, our Argentina New Cinema series returns with some of the best films to emerge from Buenos Aires and beyond in 2014 and 2015. The annual event always draws large crowds from both the local Argentine community and foreign-language film fans, and the 14th installment promises to be no different, with an impressive lineup including several Los Angeles premieres.
The annual celebration of Italian cinema opens with a screening of Italy's official Oscar entry, co-presented with AFI Fest Presented by Audi. The 2015 lineup promises more superb new dramas and comedies from Italy, along with a nod to the country's rich film history.
AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today's Hollywood. Los Angeles' longest-running film festival, AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. Additional information for AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi (taking place at venues around Hollywood), program schedule and ticketing is available at www.AFI.com/AFIFEST.
Dalton Trumbo rose in the 1940s to become one of Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriters. That all changed in 1947 when Trumbo was confronted with the words "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party of the United States?" His refusal to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee put him on the blacklisted and severely altered his career. This short series showcases some of his work as the new bio-pic TRUMBO hits theaters.
We are proud to present the ninth annual German Currents showcase featuring some of the best films of the past year from Germany and German-speaking neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Most of these films make their Los Angeles premieres here, and many programs include discussions with the filmmakers in person.