American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for 80 Years!

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Series programmed by:  DAISIES: Dennis Bartok

Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Mary McIlwain. Special thanks to Slamdance

Special Thanks to:

DANCE CUBA: Ira Deutchman/Emerging Pictures. DAISIES: The Narodni Film Archive, Prague and the Czech Center, New York.

 

SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

 

 

 

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.
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The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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Special Events & Limited Engagements in March

 

Thursday, March 4 - 7:30 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN

DANCE CUBA: DREAMS OF FLIGHT 2003, 105 min. "By telling the historic coming-together of two dance companies in Cuba (Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Washington Ballet), producer-director Cynthia Newport offers an in-depth meditation on the intense love and conflicted passions that mark the difficult journey toward identity for  individuals and nations." (Hernando Olivares, Miami Sun-Sentinel) With renowned Afro-Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta and a score by multi-Grammy winner Chucho Valdés. Directed by Cynthia Newport (who also produced) along with Barbara Kopple & Boris Ivan Crespo. Newport documents an historic event – the first time in over 40 years that an American dance company performs in Cuba. The personal stories of Septime Webre, the half-Cuban artistic director of the maverick Washington (DC) Ballet (who accepts an invitation to a dance festival in Cuba); the celebrated Afro-Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta and 80-year-old Alicia Alonso, founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba are only a few of the fascinating characters who populate this chronicle of artistic triumph and integrity. The film also serves as a journey through the discovery of identity – national, cultural and individual – exploring American/Cuban relations, homosexuality, exile and the vast divide between the countries.

"A breathtakingly beautiful film by any standard… an unforgettable vision." – THE MIAMI HERALD, Octavio Roca.

Discussion following with the filmmakers and dancers.

 

Saturday, March 13 - 10:30 AM       
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour (In Spanish & English)
11:35 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

*Please call Nancy Winters at 323 461 2020 ext. 121 to sign up for the Spanish language tour. Reservations must be made in advance.

Sunday, March 14       

SID GRAUMAN BIRTHDAY TOUR
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Sid Grauman Talk & Tour
In honor of his birthday, there will be a special presentation (in lieu of the regular tour) about Egyptian Theatre founder Sid Grauman (born March 17, 1879) by Mark Simon of Samuel French Bookstores. Mark's presentation on the colorful and quirky life of movie theatre impresario (and lifetime prankster) Sid Grauman (and friends) will be followed by an abbreviated tour of Sid's 1922 movie palace.
11:35 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Thursday, March 18 – 7:30 PM

Rare Revival Screening – Czech Pop Art Classic:

DAISIES (SEDMIKRASKY), 1966, 74 min. One of the most delightful and subversive films of the Czech New Wave, director Vera Chytilova’s anarchic, Pop Art masterpiece follows the misadventures of two gorgeous vixens named Marie (Jitka Cerhova) and Marie (Ivana Karbanova). Unsatisfied with what life has to offer, they launch a full-frontal assault on society and its rules: taking without giving, flirting without delivering, being selfish and wild and impossibly beautiful for as long as they can. Completely inventive and surprising from beginning to end, and equalled only by Dick Lester’s A HARD DAY’S NIGHT as a landmark of madcap 60’s cinema.

 

Thursday, March 25 - 7:30 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN

Co-presented with the Slamdance Film Festival

MEMRON 2003, 76 min., USA. In this improvisational comedy from writer/producer/director Nancy Hower (known as an actress from "Star Trek Voyager"), a group of former employees of the ruined MEMRON, once the most successful company in the world, attempt to rise from the ashes when greedy corporate thieves run it into the ground. Six ex-employees come up with a hare-brained scheme to sell quality air comparing it to the bottled water industry. Neurotics, dysfunctional families, vamps and obnoxious jerks are forced together to create a new company of their own in this look at what people have to do to survive! The ensemble cast includes Tim Bagley, Claire Forlani, Mary Pat Gleason and other former members of The Groundlings and other improvisational acting troupes. Produced by Robert Hickey and Evie Peck. Discussion following with cast & crew.

With Slamdance "Best Narrative Short" Winner "Crabwalk" (2004, 18 min.), a comedy of misadventures directed by Jeremy Saulnier.