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Don Quijote de Cine: Don Quixote, The ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha

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Join us for the screening of Don Quixote: The ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha on October 20. This screening is part of Don Quijote de Cine, a film series that compiles five film adaptations of the classic Miguel de Cervantes novel commemorating the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death.

Don Quixote: The ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha

Directed by David Beier, Dave Dorsey, Mahin Ibrahim, Austin Koldoney, Will Lowell, Drue Metz, Brandon Somerhalder, Alana Waksman, Jon Yonkondoy and Xu Zhang, USA, 2015, 83 minutes. In English.

Based on Miguel de Cervantes´epic 17th-century novel, filmmakers goal was to pay tribute to Miguel de Cervantes´original work, while creating a character-based, streamlined story that modern viewers could enjoy.

A collaboration between University of Southern California´s School of Cinematic Arts ( and James Franco´s Rabbit Bandini Productions, the film was written by a team of 8 USC students and directed by a team of 10. It is the first feature film to be produced at USC.

Filmed on location entirely in California, production lasted for 26 days. The 10 directors worked on a rotating basis, with cast members often working with two to three directors per day.