Spanish Cinema Now 09

A country wealthy with such cinematic treasures as Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem. The series that helped introduce them to New York City audiences -- Spanish Cinema Now -- again takes place at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater from

From Opening Night’s taut, gripping jailhouse thriller Cell 211 to the deliciously comic Mediterranean Food to V.O.S., a sophisticated meditation on the romantic comedy, this year’s series continues a tradition of serving up bold, provocative fare from the brightest lights in contemporary Spanish cinema.

Special guests expected to appear during the series include:


and actors:

And on Saturday, December 5, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Furman Gallery adjacent the Walter Reade patrons, members and SCN ticket holders can enjoy a free panel discussion on titled Spanish Cinema Now... And Tomorrow, with FSLC Program Director Richard Peña and General Director of the Spanish Film Institute (ICAA) Ignasi Guardans Cambo, (which is part of the Ministry of Culture) who is also a member of the European Parliament. They will discuss the current state and future of Spain's vibrant cinematic scene.

On Saturday, December 12th, A Taster Of Spain will take place including screenings of three feature films, seven shorts, Spanish wines and cheeses -- all for the affordable price of $30 (public)/$25 (senior)/$20 (member/student).

Every film in the series can be seen for for one affordable price at any screening that fits your schedule with an All Access Pass: $99 public; $89 senior (62+); $79 member/student.

The pass can be purchased online or at the box office. Certain restrictions apply.

Spanish Cinema Now
December 4-20, 2009
Walter Reade Theater
Lincoln Center