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Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

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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 $10 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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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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<<< October 2007 >>>

Special Events in October:

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 4 – 7:30 PM

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC), 1928, 82 min. Dir. Theodor Dreyer. No mere bio-pic or conventional period piece, Carl Theodor Dreyer's masterpiece is one of the landmarks of silent cinema. Renee Falconetti is heartbreaking as the legendary young woman who died for God and France, and Dreyer's close-up-driven style brutally forces the audience to share her pain. No director, not even Bergman, has ever been as conscious of the camera's ability to explore the mysteries of the human face.

It takes place during a period of less than 24 hours on May 30, 1429 at the castle in Rouen where Joan of Arc was to be burned to the stake. Dreyer chose to focus his version of the famous story on the last spiritual struggle of Joan as an individual battling against a superior force.

The film is noted stylistically for Dreyer's emphasis upon the face, realized in long-held facial shots. Dreyer notes that he decided to cast Comedie Francaise actress Maria Falconetti when he realized, "I found in her face, exactly what I had been seeking for Joan of Arc: a rustic woman, very sincere, who was also a woman who had suffered." No director, not even Bergman, has ever been as conscious of the camera's ability to explore the mysteries of the human face.

In 1928, when the film opened in Dreyer's native Copenhagen, a controversy arose over church censorship and was soon banned in Britain for its alleged anti-British attitude. A laboratory fire, re-cutting without Dreyer's permission and the additional sound commentary on prints distributed in the US made film historians believe for many years that an original version of the film no longer existed until a discovery of the original print in the vaults of the Cinematheque Francaise.

Brand new score by young Danish composer Jesper Kyd, a mix of live elements and electronics. In collaboration with DK FILM FEST: LA 2007.   6:30 PM Danish cheese and wine reception precedes screening.

 

 

Saturday, October 6

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood history comes alive with our docent tours of the legendary 1922 Egyptian theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Sid Grauman stage show with a visit to the old dressing rooms and singers boxes, plus an exhibit of original furniture created for the theatre. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth, discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history - and more! Tours are approximately one hour long and involve a fair amount of walking. There are plenty of places to sit along the way and the main part of the theatre is handicap accessible. Group Tours can also be arranged.

 

Sunday, October 7

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood history comes alive with our docent tours of the legendary 1922 Egyptian theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Sid Grauman stage show with a visit to the old dressing rooms and singers boxes, plus an exhibit of original furniture created for the theatre. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth, discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history - and more! Tours are approximately one hour long and involve a fair amount of walking. There are plenty of places to sit along the way and the main part of the theatre is handicap accessible. Group Tours can also be arranged.

 

 

 

Thursday, October 18 – 7:30 PM

85th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre

WINGS, 1927, Paramount, 139 min. Join us to celebrate th 85th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre with a screening of William A. Wellman’s classic, the first movie to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture. This WWI epic features breath-taking aerial stunts blended with real battle footage. But there isalso a struggle of the heart as two pilots/friends (Richard Arlen, Charles "Buddy" Rogers) rival for the love of the samewoman. Meanwhile, "It Girl" Clara Bow waits patiently for the man she loves. With an early Gary Cooper appearance. Booksigning with William Wellman, Jr. in-person for The Man & His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture. Live musical accompaniment by Dean Mora. Join us for a toast and cake prior to the screening. Sponsored by Copolla Vineyards.

Tickets: $10 General; $8 Students & Seniors; $7 American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society Members.

 

 

Tuesday, October 16 - 7:30 - 10:30 PM Back by Popular Demand!

 
NAVIGATING FILM FESTIVALS SEMINAR
(Spielberg Theatre) For most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the festival circuit begins with one ultimate dream: SUNDANCE! But what lies beyond Sundance for you and your film? In this interactive forum/discussion/ seminar, presented just in time for "festival season," film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris offers filmmakers practical skills to navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect.

What are the most significant film festivals and showcases you should be considering right now before that ultimate Sundance dream fades and you are stuck with a very good film and no place to show it?

Topics to be discussed will include:

A survey of both the world's and the United States' most important film festivals.

A breakdown and discussion of what particular film festival's are looking for and what individual festivals respond to as they build their yearly list of selected films. (The genres, tones, filmic styles, running times that most interest individual film festivals.)

How to strategize the best festival release for your particular film.

The growing importance of community and genre film festivals to your film.

The design and importance of your film's press kit and key art.

The where, whens and hows of submitting your film.

A list of film festivals to AVOID and why!

AND...

Secret "insider tips" on submitting your film to help you get selected!

Thomas Ethan Harris has served as the Director Of Programming for numerous organizations and non-profits including the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films and the Palm Springs Cultural Center where he currently serves as Artistic Director. The experience of overseeing these selection committees has given Harris a unique insight into the contemporary world of film festivals.

Whether you are currently submitting your film to festivals or whether you are in production on your film or even if you are just prepping your first film, EVERYONE is encourage to attend this insightful, stimulating and empowering discussion of film festivals and film festival release strategizing. Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student/Senior and $12 Cinematheque Members.

 

 

Thursday, October 25 - 7:30 - 10:30 PM

Because you have to know what’s on cinema’s horizon…

CREATING A MORE VISUALLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA - SEMINAR

An Interactive Cinematic Forum

Ever wonder what lies ahead in the immediate future for a next generation of film artists?

Ever wonder if you are on the right track to finding your way as a creative filmmaker?

Ever wonder if something lies beyond the Independent filmmaking world and its 25-year old genres and formulas?

Still chasing that elusive dream?

It is time to get you back in touch with your creative instincts and discover a way to really move your film career forward.

While technology is in your favor to help you make your film, do you really understand how to create complex and indelible images that will help bring attention to your new film? What sets Almodovar, Antonioni, Bergman, Coppola, Fellini, Hitchcock, Scorsese and Tarantino’s ability to visualize apart from yours?

Believe us when we say it’s not money!

Before you finish that script…before you shoot that film…take this one of a kind, extremely motivating film aesthetics seminar that is designed to empower you with greater artistic knowledge of how to achieve the visual and aural potential of cinema.

Film festival programmer and film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris addresses why it is important for new filmmakers to think more deeply and more creatively about the construction of their images and the necessity of creating a more intricate, complex and personally realized cinema. Moving beyond the most basic forms of cinematic language is essential to having the film career you want. Learning how to effectively embrace and understand the functionality of the primary "visualizing components" of great cinematic construction (the close-up, the long take, mise-en scene, color schemes, film editing styles, sound design, production design…) is critical to establishing yourself in the U.S.’s crowded film arena.

The experience of watching over 16,000 independent feature films from emerging filmmakers (and even more shorts!) has given Mr. Harris unique insight into the contemporary world of independent filmmaking and the reasons why you must transcend it!

Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the audience.

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student/Senior and $12 Cinematheque Members. [Repeats 10/28]

 

 

 

Sunday, October 28 - 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Because you have to know what's on Cinema's Horizon...

CREATING A MORE VISUALLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA - SEMINAR

An Interactive Cinematic Forum

Ever wonder what lies ahead in the immediate future for a next generation of film artists?

Ever wonder if you are on the right track to finding your way as a creative filmmaker?

Ever wonder if something lies beyond the Independent filmmaking world and its 25-year old genres and formulas?

Still chasing that elusive dream?

It is time to get you back in touch with your creative instincts and discover a way to really move your film career forward.

While technology is in your favor to help you make your film, do you really understand how to create complex and indelible images that will help bring attention to your new film? What sets Almodovar, Antonioni, Bergman, Coppola, Fellini, Hitchcock, Scorsese and Tarantino’s ability to visualize apart from yours?

Believe us when we say it’s not money!

Before you finish that script…before you shoot that film…take this one of a kind, extremely motivating film aesthetics seminar that is designed to empower you with greater artistic knowledge of how to achieve the visual and aural potential of cinema.

Film festival programmer and film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris addresses why it is important for new filmmakers to think more deeply and more creatively about the construction of their images and the necessity of creating a more intricate, complex and personally realized cinema. Moving beyond the most basic forms of cinematic language is essential to having the film career you want. Learning how to effectively embrace and understand the functionality of the primary "visualizing components" of great cinematic construction (the close-up, the long take, mise-en scene, color schemes, film editing styles, sound design, production design…) is critical to establishing yourself in the U.S.’s crowded film arena.

The experience of watching over 16,000 independent feature films from emerging filmmakers (and even more shorts!) has given Mr. Harris unique insight into the contemporary world of independent filmmaking and the reasons why you must transcend it!

Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the audience.  Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student/Senior and $12 Cinematheque Members. [Repeats 10/28]