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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 in December:





Tuesday, December 5 – 7:30 PM

MVPA - The 9th Annual Director's Cuts Film Festival. Approx. 92 min. A showcase of short films by today's leading music video directors, spanning a variety of narrative genres and visual styles. Presented by the Music Video Production Association (MVPA), the trade organization at the center of the music video community, Director's Cuts represents the best and the brightest in the industry. The evening will boast a line-up of short films by music video directors and a handful of rare music videos. Directors Noble Jones, Liam Lynch, Evan Bernard, Ben Mor, W.I.Z., Robert Hales and Happy are showcased; you may know them best for their work with artists like Mary J. Blige, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Nas, Marilyn Manson, Jet and David Gray, so here's an opportunity to see a whole other side of them.

Money (10 minutes), Noble Jones, director. One man counters betrayal and heartbreak with a back-up plan and soulful introspection.

Belly Dip (2 minutes), Todd Strauss-Shulson, director. A classic tale of belly button meets ketchup meets fries…in public.

Lucky (4 minutes), Nash Edgerton, director. Lucky finds himself in a bind, and he¹s going to have to pull off more than a Houdini act to get himself out of this one.

Smiley Face (5 minutes), Robert Hales, director. Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean Stanton delve into the cryptic and elusive existence of musical pioneer Gnarls Barkley.

Evan Bernard’s Greatest Hits (2 minutes), Evan Bernard, director. Let Evan Bernard tell you about the artistry and craft behind Evan Bernard’s greatest music videos and commercials.

Help Is Coming (8 minutes), Ben Mor, director. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, three youths survey the desolate wasteland only to find a suspicious looking package.

View from the Afternoon (5 minutes), W.I.Z., director. Exploring the Arctic Monkey¹s music through a band¹s least likely dramatic presence: the drummer.

Micro Macro (2 minutes), Mark DePace, director. A universe made of vegetables; the glory of stop motion animation.

Positive (6 minutes), Ethan Lader, director. A revelation between sister and brother proves that the path of disease can hit closer to home than expected.

Tonight (8 minutes), Benjamin Weinstein, director. A Russian scientist loses his job and finds solace in song.

Exlax Squash (3 minutes), Todd Strauss-Shulson, director. Exactly what you’d think: the crudest combination of Exlax and a competitive squash game. Ever.

Burn the Witch (4 minutes), Liam Lynch, director. Color, animation and a rabid crowd inhabit this Queens of the Stone Age video.

Green (4 minutes), Happy, director. A futuristic Palm Springs ritual to commemorate the end of the Nuclear Winter through a "righteous smashing".

Bowled Over By a Sea of Eggshells (7 minutes), Greg Jardin, director. Don’t hate yourself for laughing at the desperate tension and computer full of ick.

Grow (1 minute), Mark DePace, director. Stop motion, green, leaves. Beautiful.

True Love (7 minutes), Adam and Dave, directors. Everyone hopes for a little help finding true love; this much help is a nightmare.

For more information, visit Reception with hosted beer and wine bar following the screening. Special Ticket Price" $35 general admission; $25 MVPA and American Cinematheque Members.





Saturday, December 9

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour




Sunday, December 10

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour





Thursday, December 7 – 7:30 PM

DVD Release Celebration

TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES, 1948-1960, Walt Disney, approx. 90 min. The TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES -- a series of 13 groundbreaking film shorts and short features released between 1948 - 1960 that captured the wonder of animals and nature and won eight Academy Awards® -- epitomize the magic of Walt Disney. In classics such as "Seal Island," "The Living Desert," "The Vanishing Prairie" and "White Wilderness," Walt blended his unique sense of innovation with creativity and technology to put together films that brought fascinating insights into the world of wild animals as well as attention to the importance of conserving our outdoor heritage. The acclaimed series makes its long-awaited DVD debut from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on December 5. This program will consist of highlights from some of the most famous and popular entries. "Some of my first and fondest production experiences were on these wonderful films, so they’re very close to my heart…the movies remain as relevant and entertaining today, a whole new generation will be able to discover them… Like the specialists at Disney’s Animal Kingdom who are carrying on that tradition, Walt cared deeply about wildlife and its conservation. And, equally important, he made films that were solid entertainment."- Roy Disney. Discussion following the screening with Roy Disney and a panel of some of the filmmakers.

Roy O. Disney

Walt’s nephew and one of the series original filmmakers, who provides introductions for the DVDs. Roy E. Disney, filmmaker nephew of Walt and one of the original editors and writers of

Bruce Reitherman

Emmy-Award winning producer/writer/director/ cinematographer Bruce Reitherman’s credits inc include programs broadcast by Disney/ABC, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, the BBC among others. Many of them emphasizing wildlife, landscape and adventurous people on the go, both above and under water.  1998, he produced and shot the premier episode of Disney’s New True-Life Adventures  More recently, Reitherman produced, wrote and shot the final episode of the Living Edens, this time in the coastal wilderness of California’s Big Sur

 In his continuing work with animals, Mr. Reitherman was the voice of Mowgli in THE JUNGLE BOOK and of Christopher Robin in the first Winnie-the-Pooh short, THE HONEY TREE.  He is the son of Wolfgang (Woolie) Reitherman, one of the inner circle of Disney animators, known as the "nine old men.”

Paul Kenworthy

Filmed much of THE LIVING DESERT and THE VANISHING PRAIRIE, both of which won Academy Award for Best Documentaries. In THE LIVING DESERT, he shot a thrilling life-and-death battle between a Pepsis wasp and a tarantula, and a King snake pursuing baby Kangaroo Rats .  And in THE VANISHING PRAIRIE, his photography of prairie dogs and other animals was masterful.  Kenworthy also shot, wrote or directed other Disney projects through the years and his development of a special remote control camera garnered him his very own Oscar.





Monday, December 11 – 7:30 PM

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, 1990, 20th Century Fox, 100 min. A treat for the whole family, director Tim Burton’s touching and witty gothic fairytale tells the story of a boy (Johnny Depp) created by an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) who dies, leaving his creation alone and unfinished. With only scissors for hands, Edward must find his place in a strange new suburban world where the well-meaning community struggles to see past his appearance to the innocence and gentleness within. With Winona Ryder, Alan Arkin, Kathy Baker. After global success with his inspired interpretations of Swan Lake, Cinderella and the multi-award winning Play Without Words, Matthew Bourne has adapted Edward Scissorhands from the original Tim Burton film, creating a new modern classic. Matthew Bourne is back at the Ahmanson Theatre from December 12-31, 2006 with his latest creation! Discussion following the film with renowned choreographer, Matthew Bourne.