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TRISTANA @ Nuart, Sunday, 2/24, 5:00 PM

  • Nuart Theater

    11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (map)

    34.046640 -118.447899

  • 6' tall blonde in lobby who appears to be looking for someone...
  • Luis Buñuel has a very distinguished filmography, from the infamous, surreal silent, Un Chien Andalou, made in collaboration with Salvador Dali, to That Obscure Object of Desire, with, in my opinion, at least one genuine masterpiece: The Exterminating Angel. A master of sardonic wit, Tristana took on the hypocrisy of Catholic church when it was much more controversial than it is today. Does it still pack power, or is it of purely historical interest? With an RT score as high as it gets, I'm willing to take a chance. Take a look at the trailer, and see what you think.

    Tickets are already available at Landmark's website.

    Dinner afterwards will be posted separately.

     

    Luis Buñuel's Tristana is a surreal criticism of Catholicism and the modern world, told through the story of the title character, who is portrayed by Catherine Deneuve. Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope (Fernando Rey), the protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of the vulnerable Tristana, who leaves him when she falls in love with Horacio (Franco Nero). Unable to commit to him, she returns to Don Lope when she falls ill. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she accepts after losing her leg to cancer. She chooses to remain in a passionless union rather than be subject to the harsh realities of a society that refuses to change to the needs of women. Taken from the novel by celebrated author Benito Perez Galdos, the film -- wherein director Buñuel takes his usual jabs at religion and politics -- is a tribute to the author on the 50th anniversary of his death. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds delicious. I'm tentatively submitting my RSVP as it is possible I have to go out of town.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got a birthday party oscar night but would go on a different night

    February 14, 2013

  • Jill

    Would love to come, but don't miss the Oscars even though it's a boring show.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to see the Oscars too.

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love to see this but I want to see the Oscsrs! Kathi

    February 12, 2013

  • Pat

    Lindsie-- Feb 24 is the Oscar broadcast.

    February 12, 2013

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