Spanish Cinema Now+: Notes for a Heist Film

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Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain

2801 16th St NW

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Spanish Cinema Now+ screens Notes for a Heist Film by Spanish filmmaker Elías León Siminiani.

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Elías León Siminiani’s latest film follows a documentary filmmaker who has always fantasized about making a heist film. After a thwarted Madrid bank robbery in 2013 leads to the arrest of notorious gang leader Flako, “Robin Hood of Vallecas,” he decides to contact the jailed bandit. Much to his surprise, he receives a reply and embarks on a friendship with the infamous heist-master. Blending video diary with animated sequences and archival footage, Siminiani crafts a stranger-than-fiction homage to the heist film.

About the film

  • Directed by Elías León Siminiani, Spain, 2018, 90 minutes
  • In Spanish with English subtitles
  • Original title: Apuntes para una película de atracos
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About the film series

Spanish Cinema Now+ is an initiative organized by SPAIN arts & culture to complement the original program of Spanish Cinema Now and give D.C. audiences the opportunity to enjoy U.S. and D.C. premieres of Spanish cinema all year round. Spanish Cinema Now+ is the perfect taste of what the festival Spanish Cinema Now has to offer. The second edition of Spanish Cinema Now+ has been curated by Spanish Filmmaker Pablo Berger who presented his latest film Abracadabra in Spanish Cinema Now in 2018.

Spanish Cinema Now is an annual festival of outstanding new films that reflect the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain curated by the AFI Silver Theatre and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, through its cultural program SPAIN arts & culture. Every year in June the AFI Silver Theater hosts the film series Spanish Cinema Now. Its fourth edition will take place June 4-7, 2020, and will feature a selection of the latest outstanding films from Spain.

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The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).

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