Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Nov 17, 2012
7:30pm
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ARGENTINA NEW CINEMA 2012
Double Feature! Pre-Screening Tango Lesson! Director Benjamin Avila & Producer Luis Puenzo In Person!
CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD / WHITE ELEPHANT
Co-presented by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Wines of Argentina

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

Discussion between films with director Benjamin Avila and producer Luis Puenzo (CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD).
Argentina's Official Entry for the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film!

CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD
INFANCIA CLANDESTINA
2011, 112 min, Argentina, Dir: Benjamin Avila

Benjamin Avila’s partly autobiographical account of his upbringing - in which, at the age of 12, he was forced to assume a false identity - is a moving portrait of adolescent life in politically tumultuous 1970s Argentina. Young Juan (Teo Gutierrez Moreno) and his radical parents (Cesar Troncoso and Natalie Oreiro) enter the country separately in order to reunite with Juan’s older brother in Buenos Aires and establish a false business front. Meanwhile, Juan attempts a life of normalcy at his new middle school, crushing on classmate Maria (Violeta Palukas), all the while mentally juggling the potentially deadly situation his family faces day in and day out. Winner of the Casa de America Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Official selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and Directors Fortnight at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


WHITE ELEPHANT
ELEFANTE BLANCO
2012, 110 min, Argentina, Dir: Pablo Trapero

Father Julian (Ricardo Darin), a middle-aged priest privately battling a brain tumor, and young Father Nicolas (Jeremie Renier) have their mission in one of the most dangerous slums of Buenos Aires, distinctive for a massive dilapidating structure nicknamed the "White Elephant.” Julian struggles to keep a housing project from interference by government officials and church heads, while Nicolas dabbles in a forbidden romance with social worker Luciana (Martina Gusman), who is also trying to help the inhabitants of the shanty town. Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Nov 17, 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!
Sun, Nov 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
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