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Event 55

American Film Series

Screening: Paper Moon

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia
(Peter Bogdanovich, 1973. Duration: 102 minutes) 
Paper Moon
is set in the state of Kansas during the Great Depression. A nine-year-old girl called Addie Loggins believes a small-town con man called Moses Pray could be her father after her mother dies. The locals foist Abbie off on Moses and soon Addie and Moses become a team, travelling from town to town and making money in every dishonest way imaginable.

Original versión in English with subtitles in Spanish
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Event 6

Roger McGough

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

A chance to listen to one of the most outstanding British poets reading a selection of his work, confirming him as a poet of many voices, hilarious and surreal. Presented by Rod Pryde, Director of the British Council in Spain.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 7

ABC/IE Workshop

Novels and Journalists: Real Fictions

– Venue: Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real

Novels by authors well-known from TV have been remarkably well received by readers. Apart from the authors’ fame as journalists and news readers on different channels, their forays into fiction have brought a new flavour to the literary scene. Fiction written by people who compile and convey news stories day after day contains dreams and stories that are worth taking a look at. What does journalism bring to literature? Marta Fernández and Sandra Barneda talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero.

Produced live by the IE School of Communication Medialab team and broadcast via live streaming on the culture section of www.abc.es

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Event 8

Marcus Sedgwick

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Marcus Sedgwick has established himself as a widely-admired writer of young adult fiction, and won several awards including the Printz Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. Sedgwick reflects on his popular, eclectic work with British Council Director Rod Pryde.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 56

Earl H Fry, Antonio Fernández-Martos and Fidel Sendagorta talk to Marco Benito

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (T-TIP): A positive step for business between Europe and the USA

– Venue: Aula 142, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University
[56] 13.00h–14.00h, , 3 €Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University (USA) and expert in international economic agreements Earl H. Fry; the Director General of International Trade and Investment at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness Antonio Fernández, and Fidel Sendagorta, Secretary General of US Spain Council Foundation, discuss the impact of the new T-TIP agreement on European development, with IE Law School professor and expert in international arbitration, Marco Benito.

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Event 9

Rocío de Isasa, Carmen Navarro, Xavi Ayen, Violeta Monreal and Pedro de Andrés

What can we do to get more readers?

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

What resources are required to encourage people to read in Spain? How can we promote and encourage reading, and thereby ensure Spain is regarded as one of the more developed countries? Rocío de Isasa of Maeva Publishing, Carmen Navarro, Director of Escuela newspaper, author and illustratorVioleta Monreal andXavi Ayen, journalist for La Vanguardia newspaper, discuss these issues and other topics in an event chaired by the President of CEDRO, Pedro de Andrés.

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Event 10

Sebastián Porras and Manuel Cortés

Romany Tales

– Venue: Bandstand, Plaza Mayor

Storyteller Sebastián Porras tells stories, accompanied by Manuel Cortés on the guitar. They tell two tales that will entertain children and promote knowledge of and respect for the gypsy culture through one of its most attractive facets – the culture of tales and legends.

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Event 11

Les chansons d’amour

French Film Screening

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

Christophe Honoré directs this exquisite and charming film with just the right symbiosis between music and script. The story revolves around the reluctant and fickle Ismaël, who has won over all his in-laws, although his girlfriend Julie is not happy. Maybe that is why the couple embarks on a ménage à trois with Alice, one of Ismaël’s colleagues. Directed by Christophe Honoré, 2007.

Original version in French with Spanish subtitles

Duration 95 minutes. Suitable for viewers aged 16 years and above.

Free but ticketed

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Event 57

Maarten Asscher, Patrick Neale and Antonio Ramírez

The Future of Bookshops

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros
The role of bookshops is constantly under scrutiny, but what will actually happen to them in the future? Maarten Asscher, writer and head of Athenaeum, one of Holland’s major bookshops, talks to Patrick Neale, a British independent bookseller and former chairman of the Booksellers Association, and Antonio Ramírez, director of the La Central bookshops.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish
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Event 12

Clara Sánchez in conversation with Antonio San José

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The winner of the 2013 Planeta Prize recreates in her novel El cielo ha vuelto something that underlies all her work: reality and personal relations, where the characters are taken to the limit, and where the people closest to us can hurt us most.

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Event 59

Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Santiago Segurola and Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli

Tribute to Alfredo Di Stéfano: The embodiment of everything positive about football

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Alfredo Di Stéfano is one of the few people in footballing history who have embodied so many of the positive aspects of the game – be it as a player, a manager or as a member of various international sports associations and clubs. Sports experts pay tribute to ‘the blonde arrow’ in this event: former football player and coach Jorge Valdano, Óscar Campillo, Director of MARCA, journalist Santiago Segurola and sports marketing expert Eduardo Fernández-Cantelli.

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Event 58

German Film Series

How To Make A Book With Steidl and Max Beckmann – DEPARTURE

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

6.15pm, Screening: How To Make A Book With Steidl
(Gereon Wetzel and Jörg Adolph, 2010. Duration: 88 minutes)
Gerhard Steidl regards his workshop as a ‘laboratory’ rather than a printer’s. He avoids being involved in routine commercial activity via his photography books. Each book has to be unique. Hence both printer and editor belong to an ancient tradition where artists also regarded themselves as craftsmen.

In German with Spanish subtitles

7.45pm, Screening: Max Beckmann – Departure
(Michael Trabitzsch, 2013. Duration: 93 minutos)
A moving documentary about the life and work of one of the most prominent painters of the 20th century, Max Beckmann (1884–1950). The focus of the film is on his enigmatic paintings, which typically express a life between the wars, spent around Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, and finally New York. Art historians and the words of Beckmann’s own diaries and letters help to decipher his work.

German original version with Spanish subtitles
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Event 13

Santiago Gamboa in conversation with Enrique Bueres

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The Colombian writer who won the La Otra Orilla award in 2009 for Necrópolis presents his book Océanos de arena, a diary of travels in the Middle East. He talks to Enrique Bueres, editor-in-chief of Canal+ and contributor to GQ magazine.

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Event 60

Cees Nooteboom and Antonio Muñoz Molina

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Dutch poet, novelist, essayist, translator and hispanist Cees Nooteboom, and Spanish author and 2013 Prince of Asturias Literature award-winner Antonio Muñoz Molina discuss their work.

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Event 14

Martha Schwartz in conversation with Martha Thorne

Beyond bricks and mortar: Landscape, art and architecture for liveable cities

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

The well-known landscape artist Martha Schwartz, Honorary Fellow of RIBA, design consultant to the Mayor of London and lecturer at the Harvard GSD, talks to Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Prize and city planning professor.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.

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Event 15

José María Lassalle in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

Politician, thinker and current Secretary of State for Culture, José María Lassalle focuses on the constant, tense, contradictory relationship between culture and politics. Author of essays including Liberales, Lassalle in his current post deals with challenges such as sponsorship, the expansion of the Spanish language and online creativity. What is the point of using the tools and our experience of the past when looking to the future in this context? Lassalle discusses this subject and other topics with journalist and writer Jesús Ruiz Mantilla.

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Event 16

Screening: BAFTA Short Film 2014 nominees

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

The British Council, in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presents this programme dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films. Three sessions have been programmed on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September, which will last for a total of 120 minutes.

Original version in English with Spanish subtitles

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