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Series compiled by Dennis Bartok (FULLER); Margot Gerber (THE BEST OF SLAMDANCE).
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Krista Fuller

 

 

 

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Special Events & Limited Engagements: February

Tuesday, February 11 – 7:15 PM

Special Sam Fuller Booksigning and Screening!

PARK ROW, 1952, MGM/UA, 83 min. Director Sam Fuller took all his profits from THE STEEL HELMET and sank them into this rough-and-tumble tale of a two-fisted newspaper editor (Gene Evans) struggling against a rival publisher. For added realism, former journalist Fuller built an entire 19th-century New York street – and used it for one of the longest, wildest traveling shots in American film!

HOUSE OF BAMBOO, 1955, 20th Century Fox, 102 min. Fuller’s insanely-beautiful gangster film set in postwar Tokyo stars tough-guy Robert Ryan as a crime-boss who falls in love with undercover cop Robert Stack. "Lightning fast tracking shots, disorienting set ups, bizarre compositions and dazzling panoramas" – Lee Server, Sam Fuller – Film Is A Battleground.

There will be a special booksigning of Sam Fuller’s autobiography A THIRD FACE: My Tale of Writing, Fighting and Filmmaking with co-authors Christa Lang Fuller and Jerome Henry Rudes in the Egyptian Lobby at 6:15 PM.

 

The Best of The 2003 Slamdance Film Festival
February 12 & 13, 2003


If you didn’t make the trek to the snow-capped peaks of Park City, Utah for the 9th annual Slamdance International Film Festival – or simply couldn’t see EVERYTHING while you were there– you’ll have two nights at the Egyptian to catch up with festival winners. Fresh from the January 24th award ceremony, we’ll bring you the Audience Award winning short and feature; the Grand Jury selections; "Best Documentary" and various other prize-winners from the 2003 festival. Schedules permitting, filmmakers, still clutching their coveted "Sparky" award statuettes, will appear with their films. Winners will be announced at www.slamdance.com by Jan. 25th. The exact screening schedule will be available at www.egyptiantheatre.com or at 323.466.FILM by Jan. 28th.

Wednesday, February 12, 2003 @ 7:30 PM

The Wednesday, February 12th program is a 7:30 PM Double Feature screening of ASSISTED LIVING (77 min.), with shorts, "Tom Hits His Head" (11 min.); "Lady of The Lake" (8 min.) and DIE KURVE (THE CURVE) with "Shadowman" (United Kingdom, 12 min., 2002). (Screening order listed below)

SPIRIT OF SLAMDANCE PRIZE: "Tom Hits His Head" (USA, 11 min., 2003) WORLD PREMIERE at the festival. Tom hits his head, has panic attacks and becomes afraid to leave the house. A comedy. Directed by Tom Putnam (SHAFTED, STATIC). Prize: $5,000 Credit for Film Processing from Deluxe.

THE ROSEBUD AWARD: "Lady of the Lake" (USA, 8 min., 2002) A puppet fairytale about a boy's sexual awakening which takes a comically sordid turn. Directed by Michael Lucid. New this year, the Rosebud Award, awarded by the staff to the filmmaker who has shown exceptional talent, promise and enthusiasm.

GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE: ASSISTED LIVING - (USA, 77 min., Narrative, 2002) WORLD PREMIERE at the festival. A janitor in a nursing home spends his days getting high and interacting with the elderly. When a woman begins to confuse him with her son, he must choose whether or not to play the part. Shot and staged in a real nursing home with actual residents. Directed by Elliot Greenebaum. Award sponsored by JVC Professional. $2500 in services from Alpha Cine.

INTERMISSION (Reception)

Special Jury Mention for Short: "Shadowman" (United Kingdom, 12 min., 2002) A young girl reaches out to befriend a man with shadowy intentions. Directed by Amanda Rudman.

Special Jury Mention: DIE KURVE - (THE CURVE, Germany, 45 min., Narrative, 2002) WORLD PREMIERE at the festival. Two outcast brothers live at the base of a rocky mountain ensconced in
dangerous, curving roads. The spoils from the numerous car wrecks are their livelihood. Then one day there is a survivor. Directed by Felix Fuchssteiner. Filmmakers Eliott Greenebaum, Michael Lucid and Tom Putnam will appear in person for discussion following the screening.


Thursday, February 13, 2003 @ 7:00 PM

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT: "Little Hearts" (USA, 26 min., 2002) This film captures a brief moment in an unexpected friendship between a lonely Korean boy and the mysterious twins he befriends while visiting his grandmotherıs apartment. Directed by Stephen T. Maing. The short will precede the feature.

AUDIENCE AWARD FEATURE: MISSING PEACE - (USA, 82 min., 2002) WORLD PREMIERE at the festival. Intending to follow controversial Colombian Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt on the campaign trail, these documentary filmmakers switched gears when she was kidnapped, to tell the story of her husbandıs desperate quest to free her and keep her campaign alive. Directed by Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce. Award sponsored by Maryland Film Office. The filmmakers will appear in person for discussion following the screening.

Thursday, February 13, 2003 @ 9:15 PM

LONG GONE (95 min.), with short, "The Snell Show" (8 min.).

GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT: "The Snell Show" (USA, 8 min., 2002) Every year the community gathers at Old Man Snellıs trailer for the greatest show on earth. Directed by Andrew Black.

BEST DOCUMENTARY & KODAK VISION AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: LONG GONE (90 min.) Directed Intertwining stories of six tramps who hop freight trains to travel across America over a seven year period, form a portrait of contemporary 'hobos' who struggle to overcome their pasts, haunting war memories, substance abuse, shattered marriages and criminal warrants. Original music by Tom Waits. Directed by Jack Cahill & David Eberhardt. Award sponsored by Kodak.

Filmmakers from the short and the feature are scheduled to appear for a discussion following the film.


Thursday, February 27, 2003 -  7:30 PM SOLD OUT
10:30 PM ADDED SCREENING

[Tickets are now on sale for the 10:30 PM Screening. Bruce Campbell & Don Coscarelli will introduce this screening.]

"A hilarious hybrid horror film...A zinger-filled crowd-pleaser that open-minded Elvis fans will have fun with." --David Hunter -- Hollywood Reporter

"Combines sharp comedy, old-fashioned monster movie atmospherics, and genuine heart to create a film that's not merely about kicking undead ***, but also about dealing with regret and, ultimately, finding redemption." -- Michael B. Scrutchin--Flipside Movie Emporium

BUBBA HO-TEP (2002, 92 min., USA) THE KING OF ROCK VS. THE KING OF THE DEAD! Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, the stylish and funny BUBBA HO-TEP tells the "true" story of what really became of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home plauged by an evil Egyptian mummy. It seems he switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," and now he's lost his desire. But now he has the chance to save the other residents from losing their souls (not to mention their lives), so he teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident (who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy), and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle mummy and save the nursing home. At once a fun sci-fi/horror romp and an exploration of aging, dignity and the meaning of life. Directed by Don Coscarelli. Discussion following with Don Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell.