|Special Events: October
Wednesday, October 9 7:00 PM SOLD OUT
A Tribute to Robert Wise from the Cast &
Crew of WEST SIDE STORY!
WEST SIDE STORY, 1961, MGM/UA, 151
min. Ultra-classic Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins-helmed musical with Natalie
Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her starcrossed lover Tony,
surrounded by switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George
Chakiris. Leonard Bernsteins soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by
a young Stephen Sondheim, stands as one of the finest ever written for the American
musical theater. Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Supporting
Actor (Chakiris) and Actress (Moreno), Cinematography and Art Direction. Our thanks to
MGM/UA for striking a brand new print of the film for this event! Tribute Event Sponsored
by Turner Classic Movies.
Discussion following with director Robert Wise,
producer Walter Mirisch, screenwriter Ernest Lehman, actress Rita Moreno, actors George
Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn, and singer Marni Nixon (schedules permitting.)
Special Ticket Price of $20.00
General, $18.00 Students/Seniors and $15.00 Cinematheque Members for this event.
Members can exclusively buy 2 tickets to this event Sept. 9-16. Tickets go on sale to the
general public on Sept. 17.
JULIANNE MOORE TRIBUTE IN-PERSON
Monday, October 14 7:00 PM
Special Sneak Preview Julianne Moore
FAR FROM HEAVEN, 2002, Focus
Features, 107 min. Dir. Todd Haynes. Julianne Moore again teams with director Todd Haynes
(SAFE), this time as Cathy the perfect 1950s housewife. Cathy successfully runs her
home, living an ideal middle-class lifestyle with good kids, a successful husband and
social reputation -- until one night Cathy surprises her husband Frank (Dennis Quaid) with
a man. As Frank struggles with his homosexual desires, Cathy finds consolation in the
friendship of the African-American gardener, Raymond (Dennis Haysbert). Gossip spreads
over the community, leading to further disintegration of the model family. A striking
portrait of a repressed world of emotions and sexual/racial taboos. With gorgeous
cinematography by Edward Lachman.
Discussion following with actress Julianne Moore;
actor Dennis Haysbert; writer/director Todd Haynes and composer Elmer Bernstein.
Tuesday, October 15 7:00 PM
BOOGIE NIGHTS, 1997, New Line, 152
min. Director and writer Paul Thomas Andersons brilliant, kaleidoscopic portrait of
"the other Hollywood" the San Fernando Valley porn industry of the
1970s and 80s brings to mind the best of Scorsese and Altman with its
subversive humor, shocking violence and unexpected tenderness. Mark Wahlberg stars as porn
superstud Dirk Diggler, with Burt Reynolds as sympathetic Svengali Jack Horner, Julianne
Moore as earth mother/sex goddess Amber Waves, Heather Graham as Rollergirl, plus John C.
Reilly, Don Cheadler, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alfred Molina.
SAFE, 1995, Sony Classics, 119 min. Dir. Todd
Haynes. "Are you allergic to the 20th Century?" - Writer and director Todd
Haynes makes a haunting, telling commentary on modern life with a terrific performance
from Julianne Moore. Carol White (Moore) lives with her husband and stepson in a luxurious
suburban home in California. Starting with headaches, Carol becomes more and more ill.
When shes diagnosed as "environmentally ill", Carol seeks safety at a New
Age wellness center in the deserts of New Mexico.
Wednesday, October 16th
7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
Los Angeles Premiere New
YEAR OF THE DEVIL (ROK
DABLA), 2002, Negativ Prod., 88 min. One of the most distinctive new European features
in recent memory, director Petr Zelenkas YEAR
OF THE DEVIL is a fictional autobiography, road movie and concert film of the
legendary Czech singer/songwriter Jarek Nohavica, charting with surreal humor and
imagination the musicians battles with alcoholism, his unlikely partnership with a
group of street musicians called Cechomor (literally "Czech Plague"), and their
encounters with a rogues gallery of bizarre comrades, including Killing Joke
frontman Jaz Coleman and a spontaneously-combusting angelic visitor. Imagine Lars von
Trier directing THIS IS SPINAL TAP, and you have some idea of the odd, otherworldy beauty
of this film. An award-winner at this years Karlovy Vary Festival. Mrs. Havelova, the wife of Czech President Vaclav Havel, is
scheduled to introduce the screening (schedule permitting.)
Thursday, October 17th 7:30
Co-presented with the LA Conservancy!
80th Anniversary of the
Egyptian Theatre & ROBIN HOOD! Silent Film Classic with Live Music!! Special
Performance by the Action Actors Academy!
ROBIN HOOD, 1922, Douris
Films, approx. 120 min. Come celebrate the Egyptians 80th Birthday with a
special showing of the very first film to premiere at the theatre: director Allan
Dwans classic swashbuckling adventure ROBIN HOOD, starring the legendary Douglas
Fairbanks Sr., Wallace Beery, Enid Bennett and Alan Hale, with live musical
accompaniment! There will be a special introduction to the screening by 93-year old
director Joseph Newman (THIS ISLAND EARTH), who appeared at the Egyptian on its opening
night, October 18, 1922, as part of Sid Graumans live-action prologue to ROBIN HOOD
- ! Dennis James will acompany the film on organ. He will
perform his solo organ transcription of the original orchestral score by Victor
Schertzinger written for the film's release in 1922.
Reception at 6 PM sponsored by
Alize and Bouvet's "Passion and Pagne" for all ticket buyers!
The Action Actor's Academy will perform a swordfighting demo at 7:00 PM in the
Courtyard and a special 'ROBIN HOOD' swashbuckling routine from 7:30 - 7:50 PM in the
theatre. More festivities for this event are in the works - stay tuned for details!
Conservancy members get the
Cinematheque Member discount with membership card.
this event (posted Oct. 17,
October 18 24, 2002
Special One-Week Limited Engagement!
Director Godfrey Reggio In-Person Opening
NAQOYQATSI, 2002, Miramax Films,
90 min. The third and final film in visionary director Godfrey Reggio's
celebrated QATSI TRILOGY (along with KOYAANISQATSI
and POWAQQATSI), with an original score by legendary composer Philip Glass featuring Yo-Yo
Ma, NAQOYQATSI is a visually and musically stunning chronicle of the turbulent transition
between old nature and new nature (technology) and its yet unseen consequences. In
portraying the clash between technology and mankind as we enter the 21st century, Reggio
deftly uses images within the film that have been radically altered with digital
technology. Images are colorized or decolorized, stretched, slowed or speeded up, and
"reanimated" to turn the familiar into something startlingly new. Using the
cutting edge of filmmaking technology, NAQOYQATSI provides a dizzying view of today's
world as seen through the lens of the very machinery that has created it. A brilliant,
thought-provoking and hugely ambitious finale to THE QATSI TRILOGY, NAQOYQATSI plunges us
into a feverish, kaleidoscopic journey through the modern world and its discontents. Official Website.
Director Godfrey Reggio will appear for
a Q&A following the Opening Night screening on Friday, October 18th at 7:15
Friday, October 18th 7:15 PM and
Saturday, October 19th 1:00 PM, 3:30
PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 20th -- 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM,
6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Monday, October 21st through Thursday,
October 24th 7:15 PM and 9:30 PM
October 21 27, 2002
Special One-Week Limited Engagement!
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
Monday, October 21 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Thursday, October 24 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Friday, October 25 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 26 5:00 PM; 7:00 PM;
Sunday, October 27 -- 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The run will continue Nov. 8-12. Showtimes TBA