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Films & Schedules - SPAIN

BLANCANIEVES Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 7, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Newmark Theatre)

BLANCANIEVES

DIRECTOR: Pablo Berger - SPAIN

This year’s Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a 1920s, silent-set reworking of the Brothers Grimm fairytale “Snow White,” offset by punchy Flamenco rhythms and full of imagination. Rejected at birth by her father, Carmencita (Macarena Garciá) is raised by her grandmother. But when her grandmother dies, the poor dark-haired maiden is sent to the lower depths of her evil stepmother’s villa. Maribel Verdú (Y Tu Mamá También) gives an ingeniously smart, campy performance as the villainess, hell-bent on keeping Carmencita from Prince Charming—here a bullfighting dwarf!—and thwarting her dreams of becoming a matador.“ While Michel...

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CARMINA OR BLOW UP Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 8:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

Sun, Feb 24, 2013
at 3:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CARMINA OR BLOW UP

DIRECTOR: Paco León - SPAIN

Welcome to the surreal and wild world of Carmina, a crass 58-year-old bar owner in Seville. When the insurance company refuses to pay up following a series of robberies, Carmina (director León’s real-life mother) has to find an alternative way of getting the money back to support her family. While she waits in her kitchen for her plan to develop, the chain-smoking Carmina reflects on her life, deeds, and miracles and feeds the goat that lives with her. A box office phenomenon in Spain, León’s charming and wild film won the Special Jury Prize, Audience Award, and Best Actress Award...

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THE DOUBLE STEPS Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 3 PM (Cinema 21)

Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 9 PM (Cinema 21)

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 9 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

THE DOUBLE STEPS

DIRECTOR: Isaki Lacuesta - SPAIN

The best way to escape from your pursuers without leaving any traces behind you is to walk backwards over your own footprints. This is what French artist and author François Augiéras (1925–1971) believed as he painted every inch of the walls of a military bunker in the desert and let it sink into the sand so that no one would find it until the 21st century. But who is Augiéras? A legionary, painter, writer, gunman, saint, thief, devil, or a mix of all this? Catalan filmmaker Lacuesta and one of Spain’s foremost living artists, Miquel Barceló, guide us through the...

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MADRID, 1987 Buy Tickets

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Cinemagic)

Fri, Feb 22, 2013
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

MADRID, 1987

DIRECTOR: David Trueba - SPAIN

On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miguel, a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting in a café with Ángela, a young journalism student. He takes her to a friend’s studio. His intentions are clearly sexual; hers are less clear. Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen, and the pair, who represent polarized generations, are pitted in a witty, sensual, but unevenly matched duel involving age, intellect, ambition, and experience. The political and social context of the period provides the...

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SLEEP TIGHT Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 8:45 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Cinema 21)

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 6 PM (World Trade Center Theater)

SLEEP TIGHT

DIRECTOR: Jaume Balagueró - SPAIN

Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman César harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara, one of his building’s cheeriest residents, his need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of harassments, César becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary. Soon his thirst for others’ sadness becomes manically unquenchable. Balagueró delves into the perverse fantasies of a man on the brink and delivers an unnerving tale of obsession and torment that delivers nonstop thrills right up...

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THE WILD ONES Buy Tickets

Mon, Feb 11, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 6 PM (Cinemagic)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 4:45 PM (Cinemagic)

THE WILD ONES

DIRECTOR: Patricia Ferreira - SPAIN

Ferreira’s elegant triptych of coming-of-age tales follows three teenage friends and their individual struggles to define themselves amidst hard family conditions and a seemingly indifferent society: Graffiti artist Alex, ignored by his parents and faced with the mounting living expenses for an art grant he wins; kickboxer Gabi, who lives in fear of his domineering gym-owner father; and wealthy Oky, who lives comfortably but without affection from her parents. “The sins of parents and teachers are visited on their progeny and students in this largely subtle, compassionate, and perceptive take on bad education affecting a trio of Catalan teens. ......

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WRINKLES Buy Tickets

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Sun, Feb 17, 2013
at 1:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

WRINKLES

DIRECTOR: Ignacio Ferreras - SPAIN

Adapted from Paco Roca’s comic book, winner of the Spanish National Comic Prize, this beautifully crafted animated feature focuses on the friendship of Emilio and Miguel, two senior citizens living in a care facility. Suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s, Emilio is apprehensive about moving into a nursing home. Helping him make the transition is his roommate Miguel, a rascally Argentinean. Both sensitively told and refreshingly acerbic, Wrinkles smoothes its challenging subject into an inspiring story full of charm, wit, and universal appeal. (89 mins.)

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