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<<< November 2002 >>>

Special Events & Limited Engagements: November

 

Tuesday, November 5 – 7:30 PM

FLICKER: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS

Sponsored by: Kodak, Yale Film & Video, Dig & Bacardi

Twenty-five emerging and established filmmakers will participate in the ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS This years participants range from students, artists, and Super 8 aficionados, to established Hollywood directors such as Peyton Reed ("Bring It On", "Down With Love") and independent filmmakers. No one will have seen the edited films prior to the screening tonight!

Flicker gives each filmmaker one roll of Super 8 film (that is three minutes and twenty-seconds or exactly fifty feet of celluloid) to make a short film, and a few rules to abide by for its production. First, all editing must be done in camera. Without the luxury of post-production, these brave filmmakers have essentially one take to get the right shot. Filmmakers then return their exposed films to Flicker for processing, transfer and screening. This years filmmakers: Erik Anderson, Robin Bain, Toastacia Boyd, Ross Breitenbach, Christian Bruno, John Cannizzaro, Norwood Cheek, Steve Daniels, Jeff Dawson, Charles Doran, Mark Douglas, Ken Ehrlich, Andrew Garn, Michael Gray, Sam Kuhlmann, Reuben Lim, Mark Lyon, Alessandro Machi, Lowell Northrop, David Palmer, Peyton Reed, John Shultz, Charles Silver, Tiffany Sims, Nori Takei, Kurt Thomas, Jessica Vallot, Chris Wagganer & Patrick Yonally. Most if not all the filmmakers will be in person to introduce their work. Come mingle with the filmmakers at the reception following the screening!

 

Wednesday, November 6 – 7:30 PM

Special Revival Screening!

A BIGGER SPLASH, 1974, Buzzy Enterprises, 106 min. Dir. Jack Hazan. A mesmerizing, rarely-screened portrait of one of the most influential figures in modern art, David Hockney, A BIGGER SPLASH followed the painter from 1970 to 1973 during the creation of his sensual California "pool" paintings, examining both his art and his relationship with model and lover Peter Schlesinger. "One of the finest films I have ever seen about an artist and his work." – Martin Scorsese. "A visionary portrait. Fresh and innovative, funny and audacious." – F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly.

 

November 8-12, 2002

HELL HOUSE 2001, 7th Art Releasing, 85 min. Teen angst and hysteria is routinely channeled into fervent and energetic prayer huddles that culminate in frenzied episodes of speaking in tongues at Trinity Assembly of God Pentecostal Church. But this is apparently not enough to divert the temptations of Satan. In this even-handed doc, director George Ratliff obtains full access into the preparation for the controversial 10th annual Halloween "Hell House," a high-tech, fire and brimstone, designed-to-save-your-soul spectacle put on by a multi-ethnic, Texan congregation. 15,000 visitors watch melodramatic, live action vignettes – a botched abortion, a school massacre, a dying, homosexual AIDS victim, a suicide, family violence and an extra-marital affair – designed to frighten them into the church. Lurking beneath is the sensation that these sincere and dedicated Christian rightists are living out their darkest desires as they compete to play such coveted roles as "suicide girl," "rave DJ," "date rapist" or "abusive father."  "…a slice of contempo life many viewers will find bizarre and disturbing, not necessarily in the precautionary-moral way its subjects intend." - Variety

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Friday, November 8 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 9 - 5:30 PM; 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

Sunday, November 10 - 5:00 PM

Monday, November 11 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

Tuesday, November 12 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

 

Tuesday, November 12 – 7:30 PM

L.A. Theatrical Premiere – Director Danny Minnick In Person!

COLLAGE, 2002, Friends Prod., 60 min. From skateboarder- turned-filmmaker Danny Minnick, COLLAGE is a raw, hip-hop stoked documentary featuring some of the best skaters around today, including Chad Muska, Tony Hawk, Kien Leiu, Paulo Diaz, Henry Sanchez, Andrew Reynolds, Jim Greco, Guy Mariano, Sean Sheffey, Peter Smolik, Steve Olson, Mike Chin, Huy Lee and many more, racing with them as they defy gravity (and the cops). An ENDLESS SUMMER for the skateboard generation, with amazing handheld camerawork by Minnick. Discussion following with director Danny Minnick and skateboarders Paulo Diaz, Chad Muska, Henry Sanchez, Mike Chin, Peter Smolik and Huy Lee (schedules permitting.)

 

Wednesday, November 13 – Sunday, November 17

Special Return Engagement in 70 mm. – 5 Nights Only!!

Plus, You've seen the movie, now own the book: BARAKA: A Visual Journal -- on sale at the Egyptian during this engagement.

BARAKA, 1992, Magidson Films, 96 min. If you missed our sold-out screenings of BARAKA in March, this is another chance to experience one of the most visually awesome films ever made -- on the giant screen at the Egyptian Theatre! Inspired by the Sufi word that means "breath of life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe (shot in 24 countries on 5 continents), from director/cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier KOYANNISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). Filmed entirely without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70 mm. images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking. "Smashingly edited, superbly scored … speaks volumes about the planet without uttering a single word" – Suzan Ayscough, Variety. Discussion following Friday 11/15 – 7:15 PM screening and Saturday 11/16 – 6:00 PM screening with producer Mark Magidson and composer Michael Stearns. Director Ron Fricke will be unable to participate as previously announced. (schedules permitting).

Wednesday, November 13 – 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 14 – 7:30 PM

Friday, November 15 – 7:15 PM & 9:45 PM

Saturday, November 16 -- 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Sunday, November 17 -- 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM

BARAKA: A Visual Journal is $43. $38 for American Cinematheque Members.

 

4th ANNUAL WOMEN IN SHORTS PROGRAM

Co-presented with Women in Film

Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 pm

Our fourth-annual look at short films that have female protagonists and female directors. These films look at, among other topics: sexual issues, romantic beginnings and endings, power struggles & racial questions, Funny, painful, beautiful, smart and sexy. Sound like a woman you know?

Wendy Wilkins "Jack & Diane" (6 min, Beta). An arc of a couples love affair told through fifty-seven different popular song lyrics. Julie Trimingham’s "Opening Night" (8 min, Beta). Dramatic, beautiful short about a singer’s fears and sorrows that must be surrendered to perform. Francesca Talenti’s "On Writing Hat Poems" (2 min, Beta). Thought-provoking, animated piece based on poem by Marvin Kimbrough. Jamie Babbit’s "Stuck" (8 min, 35 mm). Newest short from director of two previous shorts and feature "BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER", finds two women, longtime partners, coming to a crossroads in their relationship. Tracey D’Arcy’s "Another Life" 12 min, 35 mm). Life and how we perceive it should always be questioned. Anna Condo’s "Alchemy" (18 min, 35 mm). Based on Chekov’s short story "A Work of Art", a gem of style, humor, space and interesting characters. Grace Lee’s "Barrier Device" (26 min, 35 mm). Multi, award-winning short stars Sandra Oh (ARLISS, LAST NIGHT) & Suzy Nakamura (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASUM) In a strong, funny drama about obsession and loyalty between women. Q & A to follow w/ filmmaker’s Wendy Wilkins ("Jack & Diane"), Jamie Babbit ("Stuck"), Tracey D’Arcy ("Another Life") & Grace Lee ("Barrier Device"). Women in Film members receive the American Cinematheque member discount when they present their membership card at the box office or on fax order.

Program Compiled by Andrew P. Crane