Rooftop Cinema Club
We Chose Art
Hollywood Chamber Orchestra
L.A. OLA -Showcase
May 18th – 20th 2017
That Feeling / Esa Sensacion
May 18th 2017 @8:00pm
Directed by Juan Cavestany, Pablo Hernando, and Julián Génisson
2015, 79 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.
In this highly original and comical film, three Spanish directors tell three stories: about a woman who becomes passionately excited by inanimate objects throughout the city (a parking meter, a metal bridge, etc); a man who follows his father in order to unravel his secret; and a couple of friends who suddenly, as if felled by a virus, display improper behavior against their will.
These three interwoven storylines seem at first sight to have little to do with each other, but in each the characters are visited by an unexpected and strangely addictive sensation, which knocks them out of their daily routine and forces them to come to terms with issues such as love, faith, and human will.
There will be a Q&A after the showcase
Live Music performance by L.A. Drones at 10:30pm after Q&A
OLEG AND THE RARE ARTS / OLEG Y LAS RARAS ARTES
May 19th 2017 @8:00pm
Directed by Andrés Duque
2016, 70 min, digital. In Russian with English subtitles.
Several biographical facts: Oleg Nikolayevich Karavaychuk (1927-2016) played the piano for Stalin as a child prodigy, attended the Leningrad Conservatory, and in the course of his career primarily wrote music for theatre and film – for instance, for Paradjanov and Muratova.
In Russia, he is admired for his music and his playing, but also for his unique and eccentric personality. At the age of 89, Karavaychuk is still a controversial and puzzling figure in Russian culture.
This beautiful film that Andrés Duque has made about him is a gift to the viewer, a gift from an old artist who wants to be reconciled with the world and who transports us away from reality with words, gestures, and piano playing, free of social conventions, to a world where clashing dissonants have a liberating beauty.
ÀGATA’S FRIENDS / LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA
May 20th 2017 @10:00pm
Directed by Alba Cros, Marta Verheyen, Laura Rius, and Laia Alabart
2015, 70 min, digital. In Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles.
LES AMIGUES DE L’ÀGATA is a thoughtful and delicate portrait of four young friends through the eyes of Àgata. Now in her first year at university, Àgata finds her relationship with her school friends transformed, both in their daily lives in Barcelona as well as during a trip to the Costa Brava.
For this exceptional final thesis film, all four directors shared in the various film production roles, with the assistance of mentors including Isaki Lacuesta and Elías León Siminiani.
* DJs set Honey Power – 9pm
10pm – Screening + Q&A to follow.
*Short films curated by Curtocircuito will precede each feature film. To be determined later. Check website in April for updated info.
Hollywood Fringe Festival
June 8th-25th 2017