Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Nov 18, 2012
7:30pm
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ARGENTINA NEW CINEMA 2012
Double Feature! Pre-Screening Tango Lesson!
CHINESE TAKE-OUT / THE LAST ELVIS
Co-presented by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Wines of Argentina

Oxygen Tango School will lead a free tango lesson from 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM in the Egyptian courtyard.

CHINESE TAKE-OUT
UN CUENTO CHINO
2011, 93 min, Argentina, Dir: Sebastian Borensztein

Curmudgeon Roberto (Ricardo Darin from THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) is shaken out of his solitary daily routine of collecting absurd newspaper clippings and visiting his parents’ grave when Chinese immigrant Jun (Huang Sheng Huang) literally falls into his life out of the back of a cab. Through a series of events that go against Roberto’s better judgment, the out-of-work Jun moves in with him, which proves a nightmare for Roberto as he makes increasingly desperate (and hilarious) attempts to get rid of his new roommate. Sebastian Borensztein’s warm, endearing third feature offers a heartfelt and funny reminder that friendship can crop up between the most strange, mismatched and plain old grumpy of odd couples. With Muriel Santa Anna. Winner of Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Film at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THE LAST ELVIS
EL ULTIMO ELVIS
2012, 91 min, Argentina, Dir: Armando Bo

John McInerny gives a knockout performance as Elvis impersonator Carlos Gutierrez, who lives in a pocket of Buenos Aires peopled by similarly obsessive Gene Simmons, Barbra Streisand and you-name-it lookalikes and spends his every waking hour crooning, strutting and pelvic-thrusting like the King. Naturally he's become estranged from his family, but when wife Alejandra (Griselda Siciliani) is in a dire car accident, Carlos somehow must reintegrate himself into the world of the living and learn to be a father to his tellingly named daughter Lisa Marie (Margarita Lopez). Directed by first-time filmmaker Armando Bo, co-screenwriter of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BIUTIFUL. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best World Cinema - Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Nov 18, 2012 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Pre-Screening Tango Lesson & Opening Night Party!
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Pre-Screening Tango Lesson! Director Benjamin Avila & Producer Luis Puenzo In Person!
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
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