Friday, August 21, 2020.
Jonas Trueba´s new film from Spain “The August Virgin” begins North American premiere run August 21 – Live Stream Q&As With Filmmaker & Actor Opening Weekend – 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
“A lively and absolutely authentic fresco of Madrid.”- Letras Libres
“An exceptional slice of cinematic bliss.” – First Showing
“Heartbreakingly tender, intoxicating .” – The Film Stage
The perfect summer movie, an Éric Rohmer-esque love letter to Madrid and affairs of the heart. The U.S. and Canadian premiere of this FRIPRESCI Prize winner starts August 21 in Virtual Cinema and in-theaters where open. An Outsider Pictures release in conjunction with Strand Releasing, opening in LA. Miami, and many other cities.
VIRTUAL CINEMA online viewing in the time of COVID-19 and #StaySafeAtHome, when theaters are still mostly closed, is made available through local art house theaters. “Tickets” can only be purchased through participating venues, that allow you to watch this premiere film from home. Links for a theater of your choice (choose any no matter where you live!) at www.outsiderpictures.us/movie/the-august-virgin with select theaters also listed below, with advance tickets on sale soon!
EVA (played by the film’s co-writer, the luminescent Itsaso Arana) is about to turn 33. Her decision to stay in Madrid in the sweltering month of August, when most of the city’s inhabitants flee, is something of a leap of faith – she’s in search of herself and her own life. The neighborhoods around her are bursting with traditional Saint’s Days parties and celebrations, while she encounters a series of old friends and lovers, and meets some new ones. A former boyfriend who still pines for her, a young mother who Eva’s lost touch with, a sexy Welsh guy with a thing for anti-fascist songs, a Reiki therapist who wants to align her female energies, and a new possible love interest, are just a few of the characters that fill her month of revelations, regrets and discoveries. “The August Virgin” is the journey of one woman, a dreamy, sensual summer story of delayed coming of age, dancing in the streets, and good conversation. With music from and an appearance by well-known Spanish singer Soleá Morente.
FREE LIVE STREAM Q&As with director and cast members take place opening weekend. Details on Zoom registration with dates and time coming soon!!
JONAS TRUEBA has made three previous features and was nominated for a Goya Award (the Spanish “Oscars”) for Best New Director. He comes from a renowned Spanish filmmaking family, including his Oscar-winning father, director Fernando Trueba, and his uncle David Trueba. “The August Virgin” is his first feature to be released theatrically in the U.S.
OPENING AUGUST 21 – ADVANCE “VIRTUAL TICKETS” ON SALE SOON!
Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles, CA www.laemmle.com/films
Avon Theatre Film Center Stamford, CT http://avontheatre.org
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables, FL www.gablescinema.com
Cine Athens Athens, GA www.athenscine.com
Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts Baton Rouge, LA www.manshiptheatre.org
The Carolina Theatre of Durham Durham, NC. www.carolinatheatre.org
The Savoy Theater Montepelier, VT www.savoytheater.com
Orcas Island Film Festival Eastsound, WA www.orcasfilmfest.com
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