Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Oct 14, 2011
7:30pm
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RECENT SPANISH CINEMA XVII
Double Feature! Achero Mañas In Person!
ANYTHING YOU WANT / DON'T BE AFRAID
Presented in collaboration with the Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) of the Spanish Ministry of Culture and EGEDA (Audio-visual Producers Rights Management Association).
Discussion between films with director Achero Mañas (ANYTHING YOU WANT).
Los Angeles Premiere!

ANYTHING YOU WANT
TODO LO QUE TU QUIERAS
2010, 101 min, Spain, Dir: Achero Manas

Recently widowed Leo (Juan Diego Botto) finds himself leading a dazed and lonely life with his 4-year-old daughter. After frequent requests from the toddler for a "fake mother," and Leo's date with an ex-girlfriend to a transvestite cabaret, the newly single father begins toying with - and committing to - the idea of cross-dressing. A striking drama from filmmaker Achero Manas that subversively examines parental gender roles and issues of complex masculine identity. Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival 2010 and the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2011. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Los Angeles Premiere!

DON'T BE AFRAID
NO TENGAS MIEDO
2011, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Montxo Armendariz

A genuinely disturbing sequence early in director Montxo Armendariz's haunting drama about the long-term effects of child abuse arrestingly sets the tone for a thoughtful tale following Silvia (an excellent Michelle Jenner) through life as she copes with a traumatic childhood relationship with her father. Belen Rueda is equally excellent as Silvia's mother, who refuses to see the damage occuring in her own home, and blames her daughter for the rising household tensions. With Cristina Plazas as Silvia's psychologist. Official selection of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2011. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Oct 14, 2011 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night With Reception! Nora Navas In Person!
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
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Adrian Lastra In Person!
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Alvaro Cervantes In Person!
Sun, Oct 16, 2011 - 7:30pm
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