Feb. 2002

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Sunday, February 17 – 5:00 PM

Special Sneak Preview Screening!!

THE SALTON SEA (Castlerock) A man witnesses the murder of his wife and goes undercover as a drug dealer to avenge her death.   Starring Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg. Director D.J. Caruso & Producer Frank Darabont in-person for discussion!

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS/AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASE.

The groundbreaking Internet website Ain’t It Cool News and the American Cinematheque are joining forces to present a series of special Sneak Previews of upcoming movies that we think are really exceptional and exciting, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers! We can’t tell you the titles of the films in advance - but we can promise you’ll enjoy them. The first of these Sneak Previews will feature a stunning new American crime film, followed by Q&A with the director and producer.

 

Wednesday, February 20 – 7:00 PM

A Night At The Egyptian With … French Filmmakers Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold and Actress Elodie Bouchez!!

Known as an actor primarily for his roles in Luc Besson’s THE BIG BLUE (1988) and Lars von Trier’s EUROPA (1991), Jean-Marc Barr made his directorial debut, LOVERS, with co-writer and co-director Pascal Arnold, inspired by the technological freedom of the digital era and the rules of Dogma 95. Following the technological innovations resulting in the democratisation of the cinema, Barr and Arnold have clearly positioned themselves as a part of a new "New Wave" with references to the famous "Nouvelle Vague" of the 1950’s and 60’s. Shot on digital video and transferred to film, their "free trilogy" of Dogma-inspired films includes LOVERS, TOO MUCH FLESH and BEING LIGHT. The Cinematheque is presenting the first two films for the first time in Los Angeles, both starring acclaimed actress Elodie Bouchez (THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS, WILD REEDS).

 

LOVERS - Dogma #5, 1999, TF1 International, 100 min. Dir. Jean-Marc Barr. Set in Paris and shot in English, the first non-Danish DOGMA film stars Elodie Bouchez as Jeanne, the radiant bookstore saleswoman who falls in love with Yugoslav painter Dragan (Sergei Trifunovic). But Dragan’s illegal immigrant status soon threatens to tear the lovers apart. With a sharp and glossy digital video to 35 mm. blow-up, LOVERS is a fresh and sensitive ode to the eternal freedom of love.

TOO MUCH FLESH, 2000, TF1 International, 109 min. Dirs. Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold. TOO MUCH FLESH, the digital video follow-up to LOVERS, explores the freedom of sexuality and pleasure in a small puritanical community in the Illinois corn-belt. Lyle (Jean- Marc Barr), living with Amy (Rosanna Arquette) in an arranged marriage, suddenly discovers his sexuality with a passing stranger (Elodie Bouchez) and runs afoul of community morals. Discussion following the films with directors Jean-Marc Barr, Pascal Arnold and actress Elodie Bouchez.

 

Thursday, February 21

A Night At The Egyptian With … Jenni Olson and TRAILER CAMP and BRIDE OF TRAILER CAMP

Program sponsored by The Ramada, West Hollywood (www.thegayhotel.com)

Curator/filmmaker Jenni Olson brings us her hilarious, illuminating programs jam-packed with trailers from the 50’s through the 80’s with a definite nod towards all things camp – these compilations have been widely-seen at gay & lesbian film festivals worldwide, and are not available on video or DVD. Now is your chance (whatever your sexuality) to get in on the fun and the jaw-dropping spectacle of trailers for FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL, MOMMIE DEAREST, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, THE WIZ, SEXTETTE, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, THE NANNY, BUTTERFIELD 8, and many more. A rare chance to see these 2 programs together with the curator fielding questions after each program!

7:30 PM – TRAILER CAMP. 70 min. Curated by Jenni Olson. From Warhol to Supergirl, this eclectic bouquet of oddities brings you the long-lost, but never forgotten trailers for such twisted screen gems as Mae West’s SEXTETTE and Divine’s LUST IN THE DUST.. Sicko women’s prison movies and the stupidest musicals of the 80’s compete for the camp Hall of Fame in this wacky queer compendium. Trailer Camp world-premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at Sundance and numerous other festivals worldwide.

Title List: FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL KILL, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, DR. JEKYLL & SISTER HYDE, KANSAS CITY BOMBER, CANNIBAL GIRLS, CHASTITY, 99 WOMEN, SONG OF THE LOONG, ANDY WARHOL’S BAD, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW, THE WIZ, SEXTETTE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, STAYING ALIVE, GREASE, THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY, CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC, PIRATE MOVIE, PERFECT, MOMENT TO MOMENT, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, SUMMER LOVERS, LUST IN THE DUST, FLASH GORDON, SUPERGIRL, MOMMIE DEAREST, PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE.

Q & A to follow with curator Jenni Olson.

 

9:15 PM – BRIDE OF TRAILER CAMP. 62 min. Curated by Jenni Olson. The hilarious action-packed sequel to Trailer Camp. This wild cinematic ride goes from bad 50’s melodrama through the greatest disaster movies of the 70’s, featuring a glittering cast of your favorite divas along the way, including Bette Davis, Susan Hayward, Audrey Hepburn, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Seberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak & Judy Garland. Bursting with rare treats and brilliant specimens of movie trailer artistry.

Title List: ENEMY BELOW/LES GIRLS, NO DOWN PAYMENT, THE THIRD SEX, "Toni Commercial", HOMICIDAL, ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN, THE NANNY, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?, I’LL CRY TOMORROW, "Rock Hudson Christmas Seals P.S.A.", CROSS UP, DANGERS OF THE CANADIAN MOUNTED, MADEMOISELLE, BONJOUR TRISTESSE, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, BUTTERFIELD 8, BOOM, THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE, NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN, BLOOD-SPATTERED BRIDE, IT’S ALIVE, "Paranoid Policy Trailer", THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, TOWERING INFERNO, AVALANCHE, JAWS 3-D, THE CAR, "State Farm Insurance Commercial", JABBERWOCKY, I COULD GO ON SINGING.

Q & A to follow with curator Jenni Olson.

Outfest members will receive $1.00 off regular ticket price when current membership card is shown for Trailer Camp programs only.

 

Monday, February 25 – 7:00 PM

ADDED SCREENING!!  SOLD-OUT

Read an account of the discussion after the film.

Ridley Scott & Jerry Bruckheimer In Person!

BLACK HAWK DOWN, (2001, Sony Pictures, 143 min). Based on the U.S. military’s 1993 mission in Somalia, the film is an adaptation of the book by Mark Bowden. BLACK HAWK DOWN has received four Academy Award Nominations, including achievements in Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing and Sound.

The true story of the Battle of Mogadishu, the longest sustained ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War, and the 93’ Somoli operation that went wrong. An elite force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu on October 3rd, 1993, where they were meant to abduct two lieutenants of the Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Instead, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, resulting in a fifteen hour battle causing the deaths of 19 Americans, 73 wounded and the killing of hundreds of Somalians. Discussion following with director Ridley Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. (All guests are subject to their availability.)

There will be a special ticket price of $10 general admission. $9 Students/Seniors and $8 Cinematheque Members.