February 2015

Feb 24

Film: Tapas

02.24.2015 7:00 pm

José Corbacho, Juan Cruz I 2005 I 94 min. I Spanish with Eng. subtitles

Presented by The House of Spain, San Diego and Films From Spain film series.

Five stories are uncovered around a tapas bar in a picturesque neighborhood of a big city in Spain. The stories
are served like tapas, in small savory pieces. A middle-age divorcée looking for love, a bar owner with a low opinion of the human race, two young supermarket stockers with party on their minds, an old lady who deals drugs to finance her husband’s declining years, and a Chinese chef. This pleasant collage, winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Montréal World Film Festival, is an honest, funny and caring praise to the everyday life stories in a Spanish suburb.

Tickets: On location I $7 donation

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Feb 26

Film: Una piccola impresa meridionale

02.26.2015 7:30 pm

Una piccola impresa meridionale (A Small Southern Enterprise)
Rocco Papaleo I 103 min. I Italian w/ Eng. subtitles

Presented by San Diego Italian Film Festival.

A former priest, Father Costantino, is persuaded by his mother, Stella, to move into an old abandoned lighthouse belonging to the Costantino family. Far from prying eyes, she hopes to avoid the people in town discovering he has left the priesthood. Stella already has another scandal to face: her daughter Rosa Maria has left her husband, Arturo, and run off with a mysterious lover. The old lighthouse should bring him some solace, but instead, it becomes a magnet for more and more characters, becoming a kind of shelter for sinners: Magnolia, a retired call girl; Arturo, Rosa Maria’s estranged husband; Valbona, a lesbian; Rosa Maria herself; and, to crown it all, two eccentric workers accompanied by a little girl… Between the misunderstandings and plot twists, an unlikely harmony is forged among this astounding group of people.

Tickets: $10 general admission / $8 SDIFF members, students, military (Tickets available at door)

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