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Queer partners-in-crime stories are not a common cinematic genre, but in the 1940s and ’50s there were Rope and Compulsion—and in 1992 their “remake” Swoon, as well as Gregg Araki’s The Living End.

In 2000, from Argentina, came Plata Quemada (Burnt Money), and now—as that country’s Academy Award selection—we have Luis Ortega’s EL ANGEL, screening this weekend in Hollywood.

Starring Lorenzo FerroEL ANGEL tells the tale of teenaged killer Carlitos and his addictions to thrills, theft, and Ramón—his reform school buddy, played by Chino Darín. Once Ramón’s ex-con father shows the boys the ropes, they’re off and running in Ortega’s flashy, fast-paced drama, based on the life of Carlos Robledo Puch, the longest-serving inmate in Argentina.


Friday, November 30, at 7:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top:

Poster image credit: K & S Films.

Chino Darín (left) and Lorenzo Ferro in El Angel.

Ferro. Image credit: The Orchard.


Inspired by the youth of a colossus of contemporary art, NEVER LOOK AWAY is Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s fictional take on the early life of Gerhard Richter, who grew up under the Nazis (and in the GDR after the war), studied and practiced Socialist Realism at Dresden’s Art Academy, and escaped to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf just before the Wall went up.

Tom Schilling stars as Kurt Barnert, and Oliver Masucci plays a character based on Joseph Beuys. The cast includes Paula Beer and Sebastian Koch, who was in Henckel von Donnersmarck’s remarkable debut feature The Lives of Others.

The AFI Fest 2018 presents the Los Angeles premiere of NEVER LOOK AWAY this weekend at the Egyptian, with an encore screening on Wednesday at the Chinese. The director will be present on Sunday in Hollywood, as well as at LACMA for a January, 2019 screening.



Sunday, November 11, at 7:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Wednesday, November 14, at 2:45 pm.

Chinese Sixplex

6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.


Friday, January 18, at 7:30 pm.

Bing Theater, LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.


See Dana Goodyear on the Richter-Donnersmarck dynamic; and Morgan Falconer, “Photo-Painting,” in Painting After Pollock (London: Phaidon, 2015), 232–247.

Top: Tom Schilling in Never Look Away.

Above: Shilling and Paula Beer.

Below: Schilling. Image credit: Sony Pictures Classics.


Starting this weekend, the celebrated debut feature as well as the short films of Barbara Hammer will screen in Los Angeles this month and next—a continuation of the ongoing retrospectives devoted to this filmmaking pioneer.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive series BARBARA HAMMER—SUPERDYKE includes five nights of programming, and Hammer’s AFI Fest event will feature a new 16mm print of NITRATE KISSES.

Hammer will make personal appearances during both nights of UCLA’s opening weekend—signing copies of the books Hammer!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life, Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, and Truant: Photographs 1970–1979—and she’ll be at the Egyptian for AFI.


Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10.

Saturdays, November 17, December 8, and December 15.

All screenings at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.



Sunday, November 11, at 8:15 pm.

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.


See Corrine Fitzpatrick on Hammer’s The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in an Age of Anxiety).

From top:

Barbara Hammer. Photograph by Susan Wides.

Hammer, with camera, from Truant.

Tender Fictions (1998) by Hammer with Florrie Burke. Photograph by Joyce Culver.

Still from Hammer film.

Barbara Hammer, Audience (1981).

Images courtesy Barbara Hammer.


Franz Rogowski made an indelible impression last year in Michael Haneke’s Happy End. He returns this weekend in a German Currents double bill featuring the local premiere of TRANSIT—the new film from Christian Petzold. This thriller addressing themes of identity and morality in times of advancing totalitarianism co-stars Paula Beer.

The evening will open with another Los Angeles premiere: Thomas Stuber’s IN DEN GÄNGEN/IN THE AISLES, co-starring Rogowski and Sandra Hüller—whose arresting portrayal of the daughter of the title character in Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann is a comic highlight of recent world cinema.


Saturday, October 20, at 6:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Stills from top:

Paula Beers in Transit.

Lilien Batman and Franz Rogowski in Transit.

Rogowski (foreground) in Transit. Image credit: Music Box Films.



“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.” — Mae West

Editor Michael Gregg Michaud will introduce the Mae WestCary Grant classic SHE DONE HIM WRONG this weekend at the Egyptian.

He will also sign copies of his new book of West interviews, MAE WEST—BETWEEN THE COVERS, before the screening.



Saturday, August 18, at 4 pm.

EGYPTIAN THEATRE, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard,

Los Angeles.



Cary Grant and Mae West in She Done Him Wrong.

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