Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, May 16, 2016
7:30pm

STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2016
Documentary Double Feature! Director Aldona Watts In Person!
LAND OF SONGS / THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES

Presented by the American Cinematheque and the consulates of EU members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain.

Sponsored by Bank of the West.

Additional support from Otto Nemenz International Inc.

Starring EUrope Schedule

Discussion between films with LAND OF SONGS director Aldona Watts.
Los Angeles Premiere!

LAND OF SONGS
2015, 60 min, Lithuania, Dir: Aldona Watts

Driven by an interest in oral history and financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, newcomer Aldona Watts’ documentary is personal by nature but with broader historical resonance. In the Lithuanian region of Dainava, a small group of elderly women are determined to keep their village’s ancient folk-singing traditions alive; within the lyrics of their songs and memories are tales of happiness, loss, war and occupation, all revealing themselves through a simple, observational filming style. In Lithuanian with English subtitles.


Los Angeles Premiere!

THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES
2013, 72 min, Bulgaria, Dir: Svetoslav Stoyanov

Finding pirate treasure is the dream of countless boys around the world – and a small group of men living off the grid on the beaches of Bulgaria. The motley crew hopes to dig up gold buried since the days of the Ottoman Empire, but their country’s booming tourist business threatens to sweep them off the shore. By turns hysterical and profound, this documentary won the Audience Award at the Sofia International Film Festival. In Bulgarian with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Mon, May 16, 2016 • 7:30pm

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