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Argentina cinema is showcased at the Cinematheque

November 15, 2012|By Susan King | This article has been corrected. See note below
  • Viggo Mortensen speaks Spanish in the Argentine drama "Everyone Has a Plan," screening Friday at the Egyptian Theatre.
Viggo Mortensen speaks Spanish in the Argentine drama "Everyone… (Peter Tym )

Viggo Mortensen tackles a Spanish-language role in the 2012 Argentine drama "Everybody Has a Plan," which opens the American Cinematheque's "Argentina New Cinema 2012" festival Friday evening at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Screening Saturday at the festival is "Clandestine Childhood" and "White Elephant" — there will be a pre-screening tango lesson — and scheduled for Sunday are "Chinese Take Out" and "The Last Elvis." That program will also offer a tango lesson.

The theater's "Cinema Italian Style 2012" also continues this weekend at both the Egyptian and Aero theaters with several Los Angeles premieres, including "Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood" on Saturday  and "The Big Heart of Girls" on Sunday, both at the Aero.

The Cinematheque's "With a Hitch: New, 70, 3-D & TV Hitchcock!" continues Thursday evening at the Egyptian with two classics starring Jimmy Stewart: 1954's "Rear Window" and 1956's "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Stewart also stars in Sunday's offering, the 1958 masterpiece "Vertigo."

The Cinematheque's "Retroformat: Films on 8mm" festival at the Egyptian's intimate Spielberg Theatre presents the 1919 film "The Tong Man" on Saturday evening. Sessue Hayakawa stars in and directed this drama about smuggling and the Chinese mafia.

The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Cinematheque team up for a screening Saturday afternoon at the Egyptian of 1936's "After the Thin Man," the delightful sequel to the 1934 classic "The Thin Man," based on the Dashiell Hammett novel. William Powell, Myrna Loy and Asta return for the sequel that also stars a young Jimmy Stewart.  Hammett scholar Julie M. Rivett will be on hand to talk about the writer.

UCLA Film and Television Archive's free Sunday family matinee at the Billy Wilder Theater presents the 1937 British adventure "Elephant Boy," directed by Robert Flaherty and Zoltan Korda, and starring Sabu.

The archive's "Out of the Past: Film Restoration Today" festival screens the 1929 rarity "Wall Street" on  Monday at the James Bridges Theater. Admission is free.

LACMA's "2012: A Kubrick Odyssey" presents "Lolita" on Saturday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater. The controversial 1962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel about a nymphet stars Sue Lyon, James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters.

And Marlon Brando looks great on a motorcycle in the 1953 biker flick "The Wild One," screening Tuesday afternoon at the Bing.

Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre's "Alien Quadrilogy Midnights!" features the 2003 "assembly cut" version of 1992's "Alien 3" at midnight Friday. Sigourney Weaver returns as Ripley in this sci-fi thriller, which marked the feature directorial debut of David Fincher.

The Beverly Cinema serves up John Ford's 1952 romance "The Quiet Man" on Saturday and Sunday. Ford won his fourth best director Oscar for this Technicolor tale set in Ireland. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara headline the cast.  And on Tuesday, Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke are scheduled to appear in person for the screening of their 1969 drama, "The Comic."

[For the record, Nov, 15, 2012, 1:15 p.m.: An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect day for the screening of "After the Thin Man" at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.]

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