Carlos Saura's ARGENTINA Held Over in LA

First Run Features Presents
Carlos Saura's
posterFirst Run Features is pleased to announce that following outstanding box office performance beginning July 1st, the documentary filmARGENTINA is being HELD OVER in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal.

ARGENTINA is the latest film from the legendary Spanish director ofCarmen and FlamencoCarlos Saura. It explores the heart of traditional Argentine folklore via a series of choreographed tableaux retracing a history rich in original culture. The unique theatrical staging of dance mixed with awe-inspiring traditional song make it unique. Poetic, riveting and moving, this live performance choreographed by Saura calls on the entire history of a country set to the tune of guitars and accordions.

Saura introduces audiences to the way in which the citizens, geography and history of Argentina have shaped its culture. Using a theatrical approach based on light and shadow, and the simplicity of a minimalist setting, Saura showcases the sublime beauty of these traditions by returning to the soil from which they were born.

ARGENTINA features traditional dances accompanying the songs—symbols of the population's ancestral pride. By beginning with the heritage of Los Chalchaleros and the most affecting traditional songs in their original and/or current versions, Saura explores the deep, telluric connection between song and soil.

Also featured are popular folk singers such as Mercedes SosaEl Chaqueño PalavecinoSoledad Pastorutti ("La Sole"), Liliana HerreroLuis SalinasJaime TorresJairo, and the folk group Metabombo. Dancers include Ballet Nuevo Arte Nativo de Koki and Pajarín Saavedra.

Carlos Saura is one of the most prestigious directors of Spanish cinema. He has won several national and international awards and has been nominated three times for an Academy Award®. He has directed, among other films: Cría Cuervos (1976), Tango (1998), Ay Carmela (1990), Deprisa, Deprisa(1981).

ARGENTINAA film by Carlos Saura
2015, Argentina/France/Spain, Documentary, English, 85 minutes, Digital