LAist Film Calendar: Recent Spanish & Revolutionary Mexican Cinema
This weekend, the Egyptian hosts Spanish thespians Luis Tosar, Antonio de la Torre and Eduardo Noriega, as well as director Emilio Aragon, as part of its 16th annual Recent Spanish Cinema series. Thursday, Tosar opens the series with Even the Rain, Spain's official Oscar submission. The film follows the fight against privatization of water in Bolivia, blurring fact and fiction by cutting footage of real protests within its story. It's preceded by Voltereta, a coming-of-age short set in 1985 Brooklyn. Cell 211 locked down the Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars), with eight victories including Best Film and Best Actor for Tosar. De la Torre leads the U.S. premiere of Lope and the L.A. premiere of Fat People. Noriega accompanies another L.A. premiere, For The Good of Others. Aragon appears alongside his film Paper Birds.
Jump continents and eras for the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution Project at the Wells Fargo Theater. The Autry series opens with Cinema, Politics and the Mexican Revolution, a free panel discussion on the intersection of provocative politics and cinematic censorship in 1930's Mexican films. The line-up includes El Compadre Mendoza, El Prisioneiro Trece and Vámonos con Pancho Villa. For three more from the '30s - in English this time - swing on by the New Beverly, for W.C. Fields' Man on the Flying Trapeze, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break and the Marx Brothers' Monkey Business. Keep the screws loose Friday night for a 25th anniversary screening of Clue at the Nuart. Rocky Horror shadowcasters Sins O' The Flesh pull double duty with this performance, and a costume contest judged by Clue comedienne Colleen Camp (Yvette, the French maid) promises to be tres chic!
Full list appears below. See you at the movies!