Screening: El Desencanto 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. 

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.

Aaron Shulman is a writer whose work has appeared in publications including The BelieverThe American ScholarThe New Republic, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Shulman first lived in Spain while studying abroad and moved back in 2010 after falling in love with a Spanish woman. There, he published pieces about Spanish culture, social movements, and the economic crisis. In 2012, he watched El Desencanto, the 1976 documentary about the Panero family, and from that night onward became hopelessly obsessed. He now lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.











When: Sat., April 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm - 7:45 pm
Where: Film Forum
209 W. Houston St.
212-727-8110
Price: $9 member, $15 regular
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(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. 

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.

Aaron Shulman is a writer whose work has appeared in publications including The BelieverThe American ScholarThe New Republic, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Shulman first lived in Spain while studying abroad and moved back in 2010 after falling in love with a Spanish woman. There, he published pieces about Spanish culture, social movements, and the economic crisis. In 2012, he watched El Desencanto, the 1976 documentary about the Panero family, and from that night onward became hopelessly obsessed. He now lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.

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