'El desencanto' ('The Disenchantment') by Jaime Chávarri + Q&A with Aaron Shulman
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

'El desencanto' ('The Disenchantment') by Jaime Chávarri + Q&A with Aaron Shulman

Screening presented by LA OLA and the Los Angeles Review of Books with the support of Aaron Shulman and Now Instant Image Hall.

Special one-time screening of the 1976 Spanish documentary El Desencanto (The Disenchantment), directed by Jaime Chávarri. A cult classic in Spain on a par with Grey Gardens, El Desencanto tells the story of the Paneros, a brilliant and tormented literary family whose eccentricities and transgressive exhibitionism turned them into a phenomenon in Spain the year after dictator Francisco Franco died. As they drink and smoke and argue, talking about everything from drug use to suicide, the members of the family deconstruct the myths of their history in order to craft a new collective narrative. (Think The Royal Tenebaums, except the people are real.) - Synopsis by Aaron Shulman.

Aaron Shulman, author of the first book about the Panero family in English, titled The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain's Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War, will join us for a conversation after the screening.

Screening Program:

El desencanto (The Disenchantment), Jaime Chávarri, 1976, 1h 37 min

Guest Speaker: Aaron Shulman (Q&A with LA OLA Director Rocío Mesa)

Tickets: $10 General / $5 Members of the Los Angeles Review of Books

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TRIBUTE TO IVÁN ZULUETA - "10 years without him, 40 years with Arrebato"
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

TRIBUTE TO IVÁN ZULUETA - "10 years without him, 40 years with Arrebato"

Screening presented by LA OLA, with the support of Spain Arts & Culture, co-presented by The American Cinematheque.

LA OLA wants to honor the memory and work of the artist Iván Zulueta on the tenth anniversary of his passing by premiering in Los Angeles his eccentric, brooding, mysterious, hallucinatory and claustrophobic, cult masterpiece: Arrebato (Rapture). We are presenting a new digital restoration of this feature, along with Zulueta’s previous work Leo Es Pardo (Leo is Dark), considered the main seed for Arrebato.

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Screening Program:

Leo es Pardo (Leo is Dark) 1976, 10min.

Arrebato (Rapture) 1979, 1h 45min.

Guest Speaker: Clara López Menéndez

Tickets: $12 General, $10 Students/Seniors and $8 Members

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'Young & Beautiful' + Q&A with Marina Lameiro, Director
May
15
9:00 PM21:00

'Young & Beautiful' + Q&A with Marina Lameiro, Director

Poti, Nais, Ione and Das are young Spanish adults that live on their own terms. But as they approach their thirties, a profound unease overruns them: they are still far of being the independent, self-confident and passionate adults they always dreamt to be. While society pushes them to abandon ‘egotistical’ aspirations, each has to examine identity through dialogue. Thus begins an intimate exchange between them and Marina, their friend and director of this film. With the proximity of her camera, she accompanies them in the most lucid and fragile moments of daily life: dancing, waking up together; drifting around beloved landscapes; breaking into tears and laughter while reflecting in complicity about how to maintain integrity.

YOUNG&BEAUTIFUL is the polyhedric portrait of a generation accused of not wanting to grow-up; a generation which has been cornered to accept a hopeless world and a country in crisis, in which it has been announced that the one way to survive is to abandon dreams.

Q&A with director Marina Lameiro moderated by Rocío Mesa, director or LA OLA Showcase.

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'The Hidden City' + Q&A with Victor Moreno, Director
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

'The Hidden City' + Q&A with Victor Moreno, Director

Praised by The Hollywood Reporter as “a mood piece that’s as much an experience as a movie”, The Hidden City will premiere exclusively in Los Angeles as part of LA OLA’s cycle of Special Screenings throughout the year. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with its director, Victor Moreno, moderated by LA OLA Showcase director Rocío Mesa.

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