LA OLA: The Sea Stares at Us From Afar
LA OLA, Los Angeles Filmforum, and the American Cinematheque present
LA OLA: The Sea Stares at Us From Afar / El Mar Nos Mira de Lejos
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
LA OLA | LOS ANGELES 2018
INDEPENDENT FILMS FROM SPAIN
May 31 - June 3
LA OLA is a showcase of the best independent contemporary films from Spain. The showcase celebrates its 4th edition, creating a bridge between Spain and the Americas to bring groundbreaking cinema to Los Angeles, New York, and now Mexico City. LA OLA offers a curated selection of critically acclaimed films, selected and awarded at the most remarkable European film festivals, which now have an opportunity to reach new audiences.
LA OLA – Independent Films from Spain is a project of La Panda Productions, Playtime Audiovisuales, and Rocío Mesa, in partnership with Spain Fresh; with the principal support of Acción cultural Española AC/E, SPAIN Arts & Culture, Embassy of Spain in Mexico and ELMA; co-presented in partnership with MUBI and Curtocircuito; with the support of the Trade Commission of Spain in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles & New York, Embassy of Spain in the United States, The American Cinematheque and Los Angeles Filmforum; with the fiscal sponsorship of The Film Collaborative; in collaboration with The Egyptian Theatre, The Montalban Rooftop Cinema Club, The Echo Park Film Center, the Anthology Film Archives and Cineteca Nacional de México.
Discussion after the feature with Manuel Muñoz Rivas, followed by a cocktail reception in the Egyptian courtyard.
INFO: www.lafilmforum.org , 323-377-7238
Tickets: $12 general; $10 students/seniors, $8 Filmforum and American Cinematheque members. Available in advance at https://www.fandango.com/egyptian-theatre-hollywood-aaofx/theater-page?date=2018-06-03 or at the door. Student/senior tickets must be purchased at the door.
Manuel Muñoz Rivas was born in Seville, Spain, in 1978. He studied Communication Studies at the University of Seville from 1996 to 2000. He directed his first videos in London before enrolling at the EICTV, the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, from where he graduated in 2004. In addition to being a filmmaker, Manuel Muños Rivas works as an editor and also teaches at film schools. THE SEA STARES AT US FROM AFAR (2017) ist his first feature-length film and had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum.
THE SEA STARES AT US FROM AFAR / EL MAR NOS MIRA DE LEJOS
By Manuel Muñoz Rivas (Q&A in person!)
2017, 92 min, digital. In Spanish with English subtitles.
The legend of an ancient and forgotten civilization lies buried beneath a large expanse of dunes. For more than a century, certain travelers have reached this remote and desolate territory looking for the traces of ancient inhabitants, the ruins of a city, or perhaps a sort of lost utopia. Ignorant of these myths and the romantic delusions of archaeologists and adventurers, a few men, barely visible among the sands, today inhabit in solitude that place facing the sea. ‘The Sea Stares at Us From Afar’ premiered at Berlinale Forum in 2017 and won the Best Documentary award at Tolouse Spanish Film Festival, the Best Feature Film award at L’Alternativa Film Festival in Barcelona and the De Luxe Award at Sevilla Film Festival.
By Tono Mejuto, 2018, 12 min, digital, b&w.
A dance film that captures the research and choreographic process of Javier Martín for his work ‘the exform,’ performed for the first time in September 2016 at the Teatro Colón of A Coruña, Spain. Filmed on 16mm, QUIASMA explores the intersection between performing and visual arts in a context of collective research around the arts of movement. Official selection at Play-Doc 2017, Filmadrid 2017, Fiva Almagro 2017 and Curtocircuíto 2017, among many others.