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