Tag: world cinema

En la Palma de tu Mano – February 23rd, 3pm

EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO (IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND) – 2/23, 3pm

Tickets available here! 

The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA), the USC School of Cinema and Media Arts and The Film Noir Foundation are proud to present a special screening of the renowned Mexican film En la palma de tu mano (In the palm of your hand), Roberto Gavaldón’s cult classic, considered by many critics to be one of the best movies of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.

 

This captivating film noir features Arturo de Córdova as an unscrupulous clairvoyant who swindles wealthy women using the information that his wife Clara, a hairdresser in a beauty parlor, provides him. His life takes an unexpected turn when he tries to blackmail the beautiful widow Ada Romano (Leticia Palma) and falls in love. As the fraudulent fortuneteller Professor Karin, Córdova uses the secrets of his female clientele to blackmail them, while at the same time he is a pawn in the higher game being played by a treacherous widow (Palma).

 

Featuring a memorable score by Gavaldón’s regular collaborator Raúl Lavista and crisp black and white cinematography, the film remains as alluring as when it hit the theaters in 1951. A must see!

 

A Q&A session will be hosted by Guido Segal -Screenwriter, Film Critic, and LACLA Program Manager- with special guests speakers Alan K. Rode, Writer and Director of the Film Noir Foundation, and Laura Serna, Writer and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at USC.

 

Attendees will be offered a courtesy mini-card reading by the intuitive psychic reader Lola Fierros. Come witness her ability to who perceive messages and energy channeled through the divination of tarot cards!

 

En la palma de tu mano (Roberto Gavaldón, Mexico, 1951, 113 minutes). Starring Arturo de Córdova, Leticia Palma, Carmen Montejo, Ramón Gay.

Locarno in Los Angeles – February 13th-16th

An unprecedented collaboration between Acropolis Cinema and the Locarno Film Festival, the fourth annual Locarno Festival in Los Angeles returns in 2020 to the Downtown Independent cinema, home of the festival’s first two editions. Running from February 13-16, the festival will present a special four-day program following three successful editions from 2017-2019. 

Website and ticket info here!

Thursday, February 13
8:00pm-9:25pm – HAM ON RYE (Opening night), Cast and crew Q&A

Friday, February 14
5:00pm-6:12pm OROSLAN
8:00pm-9:51pm – A GIRL MISSING (Spotlight selection)
Saturday, February 15
12:00pm-1:24pm – THE TREE HOUSE
2:30pm-3:56pm – A VOLUNTARY YEAR
5:00pm-6:30pm – ENDLESS NIGHT
8:00pm-10:04pm – VITALINA VARELA (Centerpiece) 

Sunday, February 16
12:00pm-1:00pm – BIRD ISLAND
2:30pm-3:37pm – THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER
5:00pm-6:34pm KRABI 2562
8:00pm-9:31pm – SPACE DOGS (Closing night)

Quezon’s Game – December 17th, 9:45pm

Filipino President Manuel L. Quezon (Raymond Bagatsing) risked it all to rescue more than 1,200 imperiled Jews during from the Holocaust at a time when most countries were turning refugees away. Based on a true story.

Tickets available online here!

Showtimes:
Monday, 12/16 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM
Tuesday, 12/17 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 12/18 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Thursday, 12/19 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:55 PM
Friday, 12/20 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday, 12/21 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM
Sunday, 12/22 2:30 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:00 PM

Quezon’s Game – December 17th, 3:30 PM

Filipino President Manuel L. Quezon (Raymond Bagatsing) risked it all to rescue more than 1,200 imperiled Jews during from the Holocaust at a time when most countries were turning refugees away. Based on a true story.

Tickets available online here!

Showtimes:
Monday, 12/16 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM
Tuesday, 12/17 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 12/18 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Thursday, 12/19 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:55 PM
Friday, 12/20 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday, 12/21 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM
Sunday, 12/22 2:30 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 26th, 5pm

 

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (Surpass Men in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to surpass men while trying not to be leftover women at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel’s transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

Starring: Yao Chen
Tsui Hark Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Feng Xiaogang If You Are the One II
Cheng Kaige Caught in the Web
Raman Hui Monster Hunt

Art Director: Xie Fei
Silver Bear, 40th Berlin International Film Festival Black Snow
Golden Bear, 43th Berlin International Film Festival, Women from the Lake of Scented Souls

Director of Photography: Jong Lin
Best Picture, Asia-Pacific Film Festival Pushing Hands
Nomination, Oscars Best Foreign Language, Eat Drink Man Woman
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Blind Mountain


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 25th, 4pm

 

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (Surpass Men in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to surpass men while trying not to be leftover women at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel’s transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

Starring: Yao Chen
Tsui Hark Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Feng Xiaogang If You Are the One II
Cheng Kaige Caught in the Web
Raman Hui Monster Hunt

Art Director: Xie Fei
Silver Bear, 40th Berlin International Film Festival Black Snow
Golden Bear, 43th Berlin International Film Festival, Women from the Lake of Scented Souls

Director of Photography: Jong Lin
Best Picture, Asia-Pacific Film Festival Pushing Hands
Nomination, Oscars Best Foreign Language, Eat Drink Man Woman
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Blind Mountain


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM

Send Me To The Clouds 送我上青云 – September 24th, 4:05pm

 

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer, iron-willed journalist Sheng Nan (Surpass Men in Chinese) is pressured to make a quick fortune and find mind-blowing sex before the costly surgery numbs her senses. Taking on a businessman’s biography writing job, she hikes into the misty mountains, where a chain of outbursts with her dysfunctional family, grumpy client, misogynistic co-worker and dreamlike romantic interest hilariously unfold. As deeply moving as it is luminously witty, writer-director Teng Congcong’s debut waltzes across the bitterness swallowed by her generation of women born under China’s One Child Policy, unprecedentedly burdened to surpass men while trying not to be leftover women at the same time. Saluting the 18th-century Chinese literature classic Dream of the Red Chamber in its title, the enchanting gem refreshes the novel’s transcendent contemplation on desire, death and womanhood from a modern cinematic perspective.

Starring: Yao Chen
Tsui Hark Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back
Feng Xiaogang If You Are the One II
Cheng Kaige Caught in the Web
Raman Hui Monster Hunt

Art Director: Xie Fei
Silver Bear, 40th Berlin International Film Festival Black Snow
Golden Bear, 43th Berlin International Film Festival, Women from the Lake of Scented Souls

Director of Photography: Jong Lin
Best Picture, Asia-Pacific Film Festival Pushing Hands
Nomination, Oscars Best Foreign Language, Eat Drink Man Woman
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, Blind Mountain


Showtimes:
Friday, 9/20 5:00 PM
Saturday, 9/21 3:30 PM
Sunday, 9/22 4:00 PM
Monday, 9/23 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 9/24 4:05 PM
Wednesday, 9/25 4:00 PM
Thursday, 9/26 5:00 PM