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Schedule of Public Screenings

Charlie Chaplin with movie camera.  Announcement that screenings are open to the public and that admission is free.

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Cine de España y Brasil

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7PM

Poster for Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de “nervios”

(dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 1988, Spain) 100 min.

A television actress (Carmen Maura) embarks on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly abandoned her, finding insights from the eccentric characters she encounters along the way. Also stars Antonio Banderas. COMEDY.

Oscar nomination: Best Foreign Language Film 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7 PM

Poster for HIGH HEELSWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America 

High Heels Tacones Lejanos

(dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 1991, Spain) 112 min.

After a fifteen-year absence, a woman (Victoria Abril) returns and discovers her daughter has married one of her mother’s ex-lovers. Almodóvar imbues humor, pathos, and romance with his striking visual style, while honoring the authentic emotions of his characters. COMEDY, DRAMA, ROMANCE

Winner: César Award (France) Best Foreign Film.
Golden Globe nomination: Best Foreign Film

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America 

Black Orpheus ~ Orfeu Negro

(dir. Marcel Camus, 1959, Brazil) 100 min.

The romantic Greek myth of Ovid’s Orpheus and Eurydice, is retold against the backdrop of Rio de Janeiro’s wild, intoxicating Carnival. Featuring the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.  FANTASY. ROMANCE.

Winner: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America 

City of God

(dir. Fernando Meirelles, 2002, Brazil/Portugal) 130 min.

In the slums of Rio, two teenagers grow apart as one strives to become a photographer and the other a kingpin. THRILLER. COMING-OF-AGE.

Winner of a BAFTA Film Award. AFI Audience Award. Nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

*Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 -7 PM

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CSUN Gallery Of Film Poster Art’s Hollywood Worldwide exhibition screenings and lectures

FILMBJACQUEBECKER

Touchez pas au grisbi (Hands Off the Loot)

(w/d Jaques Becker, 1954, France) 94 min.

Jean Gabin is at his most wearily romantic as aging gangster Max le Menteur.  Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime, Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend.  But Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld.  A touchstone of the gangster-film noir genre, Touchez pas au grisbi is also pure Jacques Becker––understated, elegant, evocative.

Lecture by Dr. John Schultheiss, Department of Cinema and Television Arts

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Cine Classico label

Wednesday, March 6, 2018 - 7 PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Carmen

(dir. Carlos Saura, 1983, Spain), 102 mins

Carlos Saura uses Flamenco dance as the primary discourse for Bizet’s Carmen.

A choreographer (Antonio Gades) facing a midlife crisis, brings in a sultry young dancer to perform the lead. Emotions and jealousies run high, as the lives of the dance company converge into the opera’s story, blurring the lines between fiction and reality. MUSICAL.

Winner of the BAFTA Award Best Foreign Language film. Oscar nomination Best Foreign Film

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

The Exterminating Angel ~ El Ángel Exterminador

(dir. Luis Buñuel, 1962, Mexico), 95 mins. 

In Bunuel’s surreal, existential black comedy, guests at a lavish, bourgeois dinner party find themselves inexplicably unable to leave at the end of the evening. As days pass, the hypocrisies and facades of their social status are exposed. SATIRE. BLACK COMEDY.

Winner: Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

The Official Story ~ La Historia Oficial

(dir. Luis Puenzo, 1985, Argentina) , 112 mins. 

After the end of Argentina’s Dirty War, a middle-class teacher sets out to uncover the true identity of her adopted daughter’s birth mother, but soon realizes that knowing the truth carries with it a heavy price. DRAMA.

Winner: Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Strawberry and Chocolate ~ Fresa y Chocolate

(dir. Tomas Gutierrez & Carlos Tobias, 1993, Cuba) , 108 mins. 

This Oscar-nominated film is the story of two very different men — one gay, one straight — one a communist, one an individualist — one suspicious, the other open— and how love grows between them despite it all. DRAMA, COMEDY, ROMANCE, QUEER CINEMA

Winner: Silver Bear Berlin International Film Festival
Oscar nomination: Best Foreign Language film

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Films of the Three Amigos: Hollywood's Stellar Mexican Directors labelThe Three Amigos: del Toro, Cuaron, Inarritu

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Amores Perros

(dir. Alejandro Iñarritu, 2000, Mexico), 154 mins. 

Iñarritu interweaves seemingly unrelated storylines with masterful complexity, a style he revisited in Babel (2006). In Amores Perros, a horrific car accident intertwines three stories of loss, regret, and the harsh realities of life, for the sake of love. 

Winner: BAFTA Best Foreign Language Film. AFI Award Best Feature.
Oscar nomination:  Best Foreign Language film red separator line

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7 PM

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CSUN Gallery Of Film Poster Art’s Hollywood Worldwide exhibition screenings and lectures

FILMBJACQUEBECKER

Le Trou (The Hole)

(w/d Jaques Becker, 1960, France) 132 min.

In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom.  Based on the novel by José Giovanni, Jacques Becker’s Le Trou balances lyrical humanism with a tense, unshakable air of imminent danger

Lecture by Dr. John Schultheiss, Department of Cinema and Television Arts red separator line

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7PM

Y Tu Mama Tambien DVD coverWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Y Tu Mama Tambien

(dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 2001, Mexico), 106 mins. 

In Mexico, two teens, Julio and Tenoch, persuade a beautiful older woman to embark on a road trip to the most beautiful beach in Mexico. Their road trip brings forth lessons about life, love, sex, and friendship. COMING-OF-AGE. ROAD MOVIE. SEX COMEDY.

Nominations: Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA red separator line

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7PM

Pan's  Labyrinth posterWednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Pan's Labyrinth ~ El laberinto del fauno

(dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2006), 118 mins. 

In Falangist Spain, 1944, the young stepdaughter of a sadistic military officer escapes into a fantasy world, where she must prove her royal blood by carrying out three horrific tasks in order to be reunited with her father, the King. FANTASY, HORROR.

Winner of three Academy Awards.
Winner BAFTA for Best foreign Language film.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Frida

(prod. Salma Hayek; dir. Julie Taymor, Wtr. Gregory Nava, 2002, Mexico), 123 mins. 

Salma Hayek stars in this biography of Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican artist who channeled her seering physical pain into her paintings, while navigating her tempestuous marriage to artist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, ROMANCE 

AFI Movie of the Year. Winner of BAFTA Film Award. Nominated for six Academy Awards.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Aqui Entre Nos

(dir. Patricia Martinez de Velazco, 2011), 73 mins. 

Fed up with being taken for granted by his wife and three daughters, Rodolfo decides to take the day off. Mayhem ensues. COMEDY.

Winner: Bronze Zenith Montreal World Film Festival.
Winner: Golden Palm Mexico International Film Festival.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 7PM

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Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
LatinAuteur — Cinema from Spain to Latin America

Museo

(dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios, 2018, Mexico), 128 mins. 

Based on a true story. In 1985, after casing the security system of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and finding it lacking, a group of criminals set out to steal a fortune in priceless, pre-Hispanic relics. HEIST THRILLER. SOCIAL DRAMA.

Winner: Silver Bear Berlin International Film Festival
Winner: Golden Athena Athens Film Festival

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