Los Angeles, March 2023

We are delighted to announce the Bigas Luna Tribute LOS ANGELES, a collaboration with American Cinematheque and Durham University. This new and specially curated event will feature screenings of the ‘Iberian Portraits’ Trilogy and other Bigas Luna classics, including the horror cult movie Anguish (1986), starring Zelda Rubinstein and Michael Lerner and the rarely seen Caniche (1979). Screenings will be introduced by Bigas Luna specialists and two filmmakers.

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Starting on Friday March 17th at 7.30pm at the AERO Theater in Santa Monica (1328 Montana Avenue, CA 90403), the screening of Jamón jamón (1992, 35mm with English subtitles) will include an intro with Bigas Luna specialist and Tribute coordinator, Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández (Durham University).

On Saturday March 18th AERO  will also host a double-bill from 7.30pm, starting with Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993, 35mm with English subtitles) and followed by La teta y la luna/The Tit and the Moon (1994, 35 mm with English subtitles) intros by Prof Fouz Hernández.

Poster About Luna EP1Screenings of the Iberian Portraits trilogy at Aero over the first weekend (17-18th March) will include the premiere of a short video essay (13 min) about masculinities in the films of Bigas Luna. The video was directed by Santiago Garrido Rua and informed by Santiago Fouz Hernández’s research on the topic. ‘ABOUT LUNA, Episode 1: Masculinities‘ started as a collaboration between the two during Garrido’s Zurbarán Centre fellowship at Durham University in 2020. It will play directly after the relevant films.

On Sunday March 19th, the historic LOS FELIZ 3 Theater in Hollywood (1822 N Vermont Ave, CA 90027) will host a rare screening of the controversial Caniche (1979, with English subtitles) at 7pm with an introduction by Prof Fouz Hernández.

On Monday 20th, also in Los Feliz 3, we will present Anguish (1986, in English) at 7pm,with an introductions by filmmaker Javier Gutiérrez (Before the FallRings) and Prof Fouz Hernández. This screening is presented in association with the  Cinematic Void series.

In collaboration with the recently opened Instituto Cervantes in Los Angeles (3375 Barham Blvd, 90068) there will be a presentation of the posthumous documentary Bigas x Bigas (2016), based on more than 300 hours of video diaries filmed by Bigas Luna himself in the last few years of his life. The film editor and co-director, Santiago Garrido Rua, will introduce the film via video. The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Prof Fouz Hernández.

There will be encore screenings of the trilogy at Los Feliz 3 March 22nd-24th at 10 pm. For more info please visit American Cinematheque.comwhere tickets for all screenings can also be purchased in advance. Direct links to each screening are also available below.

The events provide an opportunity to enjoy the important work of one of Spain’s most iconic filmmakers and to learn more about the context in which they were produced, in conversation with some of his collaborators and international academics that have researched the films.

We are proud and excited to collaborate with American Cinematheque and to return to California in our 9th year since launching in California at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco in 2015.



FRIDAY 17 March 2023, AERO Theater 
7.30pm –  Jamón jamón  (1992)
35mm, with English subtitles* TICKETS
SAT 18 March 2023 AERO Theater 
7.30pm – TICKETS
Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993)*

La teta y la luna/The Tit and the Moon (1994)*
Both films 35mm, with English subtitles.
SUNDAY 19 March 2023, LOS FELIZ 3
7pm –  Caniche/Poodle  (1979)
English subtitles* TICKETS
MONDAY 20 March 2023, LOS FELIZ 3
7pm –  Anguish  (1986) in English** TICKETS
TUESDAY 21 March 2023, I Cervantes
7pm –  BigasxBigas  (2016)
with English subtitles*** FREE ENTRY


WEDNESDAY 22 March 2023, LOS FELIZ 3
10pm –  Jamón jamón  (1992)
35mm, with English subtitles*  TICKETS
THURSDAY 23 March 2023, LOS FELIZ 3
10pm –  Huevos de oro/Golden Balls (1993)
35mm, with English subtitles*  TICKETS
FRIDAY 24 March 2023, LOS FELIZ 3
10pm –  La teta y la luna/The Tit and The Moom (1994)
35mm, with English subtitles TICKETS

Intro with Prof Santiago Fouz Hernández
(Durham University)
**Intro with filmmaker Javier Gutiérrez
(Before the FallRings)
***Intro with filmmaker Santiago Garrido Rúa
(Taller Bigas Luna, BigasxBigas)

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American Cinematheque  (Bigas Luna)
AERO Theater
LOS FELIZ 3 Theater
Instituto Cervantes Los Angeles

American Cinematheque
Entry to the screening at the
Instituto Cervantes is free (to capacity).

Postcard – FRONT | BACK
Press release – COMING SOON


The Bigas Luna Tribute LA is a collaboration between Durham University (UK), American Cinematheque and the Instituto Cervantes Los Angeles.

The next BIGAS LUNA TRIBUTE events  will be announced later this year.

For more info and group bookings please contact bigaslunatribute@gmail.com

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