June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Million Dollar Theater
307 S Broadway
Los Angeles
CA 90013
Los Angeles Conservancy
(213) 623-2489

split layout of two photos: Million Dollar Theater exterior fancy facade on left, movie still from Argentine thriller Los Tallos Amargos - black and white bedroom scene of woman reclining mostly covered by bed sheet -- on right“Los Tallos Amargos” at the Million Dollar Theatre

Los Tallos Amargos (1956)
Saturday, June 8, 2 p.m.
Million Dollar Theatre, downtown L.A.
307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Alan K. Rode is scheduled to be interviewed by journalist and Hollywood Foreign Press Association Board Member Gabriel Lerman about the Film Noir Foundation’s restoration of this classic Argentinian thriller.

Co-presented by the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles
Black & white; 35mm
Spanish, with English subtitles
90 minutes

A free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

About the Film

Los Tallos Amargos (The Bitter Stems), is an Argentinian film noir directed by Fernando Ayala, who is widely considered to be one of Argentina’s most important directors. Carlos Cores stars as Alfredo Gaspar, a down-on-his-luck journalist who partners with a Hungarian immigrant to create a fake journalism correspondence school as a get-rich-quick scheme. They find success initially, but Gaspar’s paranoia begins to grow, and he can’t outrun his conscience forever.

For years, only substandard prints of this film were available. In late 2014, the original negative was found in the collection of an Argentinian collector. The UCLA Film & Television Archive restored the film in a 35mm format, with funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation and Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Charitable Trust. We’re thrilled to present this restored version of the film at Last Remaining Seats!

Read more about Los Tallos Amargos and film noir at LA Conservancy . . .