BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES
August 8, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Alumni Screening Series and GKIDS invite you and a guest to a special screening of
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
Directed by Salvador Simó
Written by Salvador Simó and Eligio Montero
Produced by Manuel Cristóbal
Music by Arturo Cardelús
Followed by a Q&A with composer Arturo Cardelús
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 8, 2019
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
900 W. 34th Street, SCA 108
Los Angeles, California 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Best European Director
Cartoon Movie 2019 Tribute Awards
Best Original Music, Feature Film Jury Award
Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019
Silver Biznaga Award for Best Original Music
Best Opera Prima
Feroz Award (Spanish Press Association) for Best Film
Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2019
Special Jury Award
Animation Is Film Festival 2019
In theaters August 16
About Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left penniless after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or. However, his good friend, the sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket with the promise that, if he wins, he will pay for his next film. Incredibly, luck is on their side, the ticket is a winner and so they set out to make the movie.
Both a buddy adventure and fascinating episode of cinematic history, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles utilizes sensitive performances as well as excerpts of Buñuel’s own footage from the production, to present a deeply affecting and humanistic portrait of an artist hunting for his purpose.
Presented courtesy of GKIDS. Runtime: 80 minutes. Spanish with subtitles.
About the guest
ARTURO CARDELÚS (Composer)
Arturo Cardelús is a rising talent in the film industry. His most recent score, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, was called "stunning" by Variety's Peter Debruge. Cardelús has previously scored the internet sensation In a Heartbeat, the Netflix Original miniseries Call Me Francis, Frank Marshall's The People's Fighters, and Morena Films' Altamira, el Origen del Arte.
Cardelús' contributions to the world of concert music were recognized when he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. His works have been performed across Europe, Asia, and the United States in such venues as Madrid's Auditorio Nacional, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, Seoul's Arts Center Concert Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall. Naxos, a leading classical music label, released an album of Cardelús's chamber music in 2015. The album includes the suite Con Aire de Tango, which was commissioned by Berlin Philharmonic soloists and recorded at Berlin's Philharmonie. Cardelús has also composed chamber works commissioned by Natalia Ensemble, Cuarteto Granada, and Tanya Gabrielian, and his works have been also been performed by Gidon Kremer's Kremerata Baltica and Japanese violinist Iwao Furusawa.
Cardelús hails from Madrid, Spain. He studied piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Conservatorio Superior de Música in Salamanca, and Conservatorio Profesional in Guadalajara. Cardelús then shifted his focus, studying composition and film scoring at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the composition department's highest award. Cardelús is based in Los Angeles.
About the Alumni Screening Series
The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by alumni and faculty throughout 2019. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.
If you are (or know of) a USC alum, student, or faculty member with a film or television show that you would like to recommend for the screening series, please email email@example.com with the subject "[NAME OF FILM] -- Alumni Screening Series Recommendation." The email should include a link to a screener, the distribution format and schedule, any festival selections and notable accolades, and the names and cast/crew positions of any alumni involved in the project, as well as any other information you feel is relevant.
Check-in & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and the RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Accommodations Request – BUNUEL."
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.
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