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5:10*

Saturday, April 13

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Introduced by Aaron Shulman

(1976, Jaime Chávarri) Intimate portrait of the Paneros, a notoriously troubled Spanish literary family, with deceased patriarch Leopoldo Panero, poet laureate of the fascist regime, unseen (apart from a shrouded statue) but looming large. Intended as a Spanish Grey Gardens, but viewed, following Franco’s death, as a post-fascist post-mortem. A phenomenon in its native country, but unreleased in the U.S. Introduced by Aaron Shulman, author of The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War (Ecco/Harper Collins). Book on sale at concession, with book signing following the screening. DCP. Approx. 97 min.