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

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok.


Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

Special Thanks to: CINEMA CROATIA: Croatian Ministry of Culture
Consulate General of Croatia in Los Angeles, Croatian National Tourist Board & Cameo.


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.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.



All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
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 in July:



Los Angeles Premiere!!! THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS, 2004, USA, 103 min. At 28, enfant terrible playwright Oakley Hall III (son of novelist Oakley Hall, Warlock, Downhill Racer) was on the brink of national recognition -- his work just optioned by New York’s famed Public Theatre. Then one night in 1978 this charasmatic leader of the Lexington Conservatory Theatre mysteriously fell from a bridge and sustained a serious brain injury. Bill Rose’s unbelieveably moving and insightful documentary on the immortality of youth, the artistic impulse and love, also fittingly poses a classic literary question, ‘What happens to the hero who discovers his tragic flaw and lives?’ Winner of the 2005 San Francisco Docfest Documentary Film Festival. BEST DOC -   SF DOC FEST
BEST DOC -   Sedona Intl film Festival
BEST DOC -   Sidewalk (Birmingham Indie Film Festival)
WINNER -     Milagro Award Santa Fe Film Festival
Official website.

Preceded by the short animated film "Andy" (2004, 5 min., USA) directed by Terrence Healy. An animated profile of short, bald character actor who has found his niche in the appearance conscience world of show business. Discussion following with director Bill Rose.




Wednesday, July 13 – 8:00 PM

Motion Picture Sound Editors Present:


Big Movie Sound Returns!!! After the success of last year's show on the sound design of JURASSIC PARK and THE MATRIX, the American Cinematheque and Motion Picture Sound Editors re-team to co-present a special show on Foley Sound Effects. See a live demonstration by Foley Supervisors, Mixers, Editors -- and the Foley Artists themselves with their countless shoes and props -- as they reveal secrets of their craft. Then you can impress your friends when they ask what "Foley" means in those end credits.

Foley sound effects were first 'created' by Jack Foley on Stage 10 of the Universal lot (just over the Hollywood Hills from the Egyptian) for the 1929 production of Show Boat. The movie was originally a silent adaptation of the successful Broadway musical(!) Following the success of The Jazz Singer, the studio decided that this silent movie had to become a talkie. Some scenes were reshot with sound, but mostly sound was added to the original footage. Not just talking, but music and sound effects. For those sounds, Jack Foley and his team "performed" a variety of sound effects while watching the projected film during the orchestra's recording session.

For this summer's presentation, a Foley stage with multiple floor surfaces and variety of props will be recreated in the front of the Lloyd E. Rigler Theater. A couple of brief action-packed scenes will be projected and you will see professional Foley Artists creating the sound effects before your eyes. The rest of the Foley effects team will demonstrate what they do to make these specialized effects perfect.

The Foley artists will be creating sounds for sequences from a Cinematheque favorite, BLACK TIGHT KILLERS, a groovy Japanese movie from the '60s featuring a gang of go-go dancing ninja assassins. The show will be like an "Iron Chef" show of movie sound effects."

For transcripts of last year's sound design show visit:

[Please note that the ESPY Awards will also be held that night at the nearby Kodak Theater. Allow extra time to get Hollywood. Enter from the south BEHIND the Egyptian to avoid street closures.] An Egyptian Exclusive!



Saturday, July 16 - 10:30 AM

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD



Sunday, July 17 - 10:30 AM

Historic Hollywood Tour

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours &


10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD




Sneak Preview! DUCK, 2005, 99 min., USA. Its the year 2009 and the city of Los Angeles -- along with the rest of the nation (now under the presidential power of Jeb Bush) has lost its parks, its social service programs and its common sense. Philip Baker Hall is a man without social security or a family, who finds himself without a home… but he does have a duck and together they travel the city in search of water and meaning in a decaying world.

Director Nic Bettauer will appear for discussion with stars Philip Baker Hall & The Duck, Producer Domini Hofmann and other cast & crew.



Wednesday, July 27 - 8:00 PM

This event is co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as part of the ongoing 'Legendary Performers Series'

A Night With Claudia Cardinale

Please join us for the first event in this ongoing series sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a rare opportunity for Los Angeles audiences to see the finest work by some of the leading performers of international and American cinema, and to hear these actors and actresses discuss their craft in a relaxed and informal setting. We’re thrilled to welcome to the Egyptian Theatre legendary Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, whose career over nearly five decades includes such classics as Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD and ROCCO & HIS BROTHERS, Federico Fellini’s 8-1/2, Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO, Blake Edwards’ THE PINK PANTHER and many, many more. Ms. Cardinale will join us in between the screenings of:

Double Feature!

New 35 mm print! SANDRA (VAGHE STELLE DELL'ORSA), (1965, Columbia, 95 min.) directed by Luchini Visconti. Sandra (Claudia Cardinale) returns to her home in Tuscany to honor her father's death. This intense and rarely screened psychological drama comes from the master filmmaker who gave us THE LEOPARD and ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS. *Please note that this information has been updated from what appeared on our printed calendar. This film has been added and the order of films has changed.

Next on the same bill is DON'T MAKE WAVES (1967, MGM (Warner Bros.), 97 min.). Director Alexander MacKendrick's (SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS) sunshine satire of 60's Malibu beach-culture. East Coast schlep Tony Curtis reinvents himself as a swimming pool salesman who falls in love with madcap Italian girl, Laura (Claudia Cardinale in one of her best English-speaking roles), all amid a carnival of muscle boys, surfer girls, astrologers and more. One of the great lost comedies of the 60's. Discussion in between films with Claudia Cardinale.



Sunday, July 31 - 5:00 PM


Join Tikinut King Kukulele, author/filmmaker BeachBum Berry, tiki carvers Tiki Diablo, Crazy Al & Disney artist Kevin Kidney! The pre-show will include the short film "Secret of Easter Island" by BeachBum Berry followed by other short surprises in Tiki Cinema and the feature film:

Rare 35 mm. Print! BIRD OF PARADISE, 1951, 20th Century Fox/Criterion, 100 min. Starring Deborah Paget (Fritz Lang's THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR) in all her luscious beauty as Polynesian princess "Kalua," opposite Louis Jourdan (GIGI) and Jeff Chandler. Director Delmer Daves (3:10 TO YUMA) creates a wildly entertaining piece of 1950's Exotica laden with gorgeous locales (Hawaii doubles for the fictional South Seas island), volcanic danger and charming depictions of daily island life. NOT ON VIDEO! Join us after the film in the Courtyard for a concert by your host King Kukulele and the Friki Tikis with live hula dancers, a luau dinner and much, much more!! Dinner tickets: $12. Dinner tickets should be ordered in advance (by Friday, July 29 at noon) as a guarantee must be given to the caterer. A limited number of dinner tickets will be sold onsite at the event.

Film Only tickets are $9 general admission. If you want to see the film ($9) and attend the dinner ($12) it is $21 total. There is no member discount on the dinner. Member Film ONLY tickets are $6 and student/senior for Film ONLY are $7. Add $12 to that if you want dinner too.