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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 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 September:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 12 – 8:00 PM LASZLO KOVACS MEMORIAL SCREENING

Award-winning cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs passed away recently at the age of 74 but left behind an outstanding body of work. He began his career in such exploitation films as HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS (starring a young Jack Nicholson) and went onto shoot such acclaimed and popular work as EASY RIDER, FIVE EASY PIECES, SHAMPOO, NEW YORK, NEW YORK and GHOST BUSTERS. He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy.

PAPER MOON, 1973, Paramount, 102 min. Director Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era tale of confidence man Ryan O’Neal and his young daughter (Tatum O’Neal, who won a Best Supporting Oscar) fleecing na´ve citizens from town to town in the American Midwest is rendered in glistening and appropriately gritty black, grey and white tones by cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs. Co-starring Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman. FREE ADMISSION Peter Bogdanovich and Garrett Smith to introduce the screening. Other guests to be confirmed.

 

 

Thursday, September 13 – 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Premiere! Giant Monsters on the Loose!

DRAGON WARS, 2007, Freestyle Releasing, 90 min. Starring Jason Behr (THE GRUDGE), Amanda Brooks (FLIGHTPLAN) and Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN), and written & directed by Hyung Rae Shim, this is rumored to be the most expensive Korean film ever made, a super big budget giant monster fest with state-of-the art special effects. Dragon-like creatures from an ancient legend appear in Los Angeles, scale buildings, flip cars and terrorize the city in search of a girl named Sarah. While investigating one of the disaster sites, a TV reporter Ethan, uncovers a piece of debris which directly links him to this legend. Ethan must realize his destiny as an ancient warrior who was re-born to protect Sarah from the evil dragons and save the city from total destruction. Discussion after the film with members of cast & crew, with a reception to follow. Special admission prices for this show (includes reception): General, $15; Seniors & Students, $12; Members, $10.

 

Saturday, September 15

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, September 16

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, September 20 – 8:00 PM

Los Angeles Premiere:

TRAIL OF THE SCREAMING FOREHEAD, 2007, 84 min. Dir. Larry Blamire. At long last--the eagerly-awaited follow-up to THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA! Shot in glorious color and the new screen miracle CraniaScope, it's the spine-tingling story of a small coastal town besieged by foreheads from outer space, intent on taking over our planet; imagine INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS directed by Douglas Sirk (only funny, of course) and you've got it. Presented by none other than Ray Harryhausen, it features stop-motion work by the Chiodo Brothers, some very cool cameos, and a haunting title song performed by The Manhattan Transfer! With Brian Howe, Dan Conroy, Andrew Parks, Fay Masterson. Plus: Surprise Larry Blamire Shorts (9 min.).  Discussion afterwards with cast and crew. http://www.screamingforehead.com/

 

Sunday, September 23 - 2:30 - 5:30 PM 
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. ALSO OFFERED ON SEPT. 26.

 

 

 

Sunday, September 23 – 5:30 PM

Art Directors Society Screening:

Art director Richard MacDonald studied at the Royal College Art and worked briefly as a theatrical set designer before starting his film career in 1954. He worked on many films with acclaimed American expatriate director Joseph Losey, including THESE ARE THE DAMNED (which we just screened in August), THE SERVANT, MODESTY BLAISE, BOOM! and SECRET CEREMONY. He also worked on such popular movies as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MARATHON MAN and THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and classics such as FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.

DAY OF THE LOCUST, 1975, Paramount, 144 min. John Schlesinger (MIDNIGHT COWBOY) directed this epic adaptation of writer Nathaniel West’s apocalyptic take on 1930’s Hollywood as a soul-destroying Gomorrah, a false paradise of intangible dreams that hides degradation, greed and vitriolic hypocrisy behind its glitzy fašade. Aspiring movie art director Tod (William Atherton) becomes obsesseed with neighbor Faye (Karen Black), a starlet who has a strange platonic relationship with lonely and awkward accountant Homer (Donald Sutherland). With a stunning ensemble cast, including Burgess Meredith as Faye’s has-been vaudevillian father, Geraldine Page as evangelist Big Sister, plus Bo Hopkins, Richard Dysart, Lelia Goldoni and Billy Barty. Richard MacDonald outdid himself with the stunningly authentic art direction. The Oscar-nominated camerawork is by Conrad Hall. Discussion following the film with Richard MacDonald’s widow, Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Myers.

 

Monday, September 24 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview!

FEAST OF LOVE, 2007, MGM, 102 min. From venerable, multiple Academy Award-winning director Robert Benton (KRAMER VS. KRAMER, PLACES IN THE HEART), comes a kaleidoscopic ode to life and love in all its funny, sad, sexy, crazy, heartbreaking and life sustaining facets. In a coffee shop in a tightly-knit Oregon community, local professor Harry Stevenson (Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman) witnesses love and attraction whipping up mischief among the town’s residents. From the unlucky in love, die-hard romantic coffee shop owner Bradley (Academy Award-nominee Greg Kinnear) who has a serial habit of looking for love in all the wrong places, including with his current wife Kathryn (Selma Blair); to the edgy real estate agent Diana (Radha Mitchell) who is caught up in an affair with a married man (Billy Burke) with whom she shares an ineffable connection; to the beautiful young newcomer Chloe (Alexa Davalos) who defies fate in romancing the troubled Oscar (Toby Hemingway); to Harry himself, whose adoring wife (Jane Alexander) is looking to break through his wall of grief after the wrenching loss of a beloved. They all intertwine into one remarkable story in which no one can escape being bent, broken, befuddled and ultimately redeemed by love’s inescapable spell. Discussion following with director Robert Benton.

 

Wednesday, September 26 - 7:30 - 10:30 PM 
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.
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student/Senior and $12 Cinematheque Members. SEE ABOVE, SEPT. 23 FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS SEMINAR. << Also offered on Sept. 23 at the Egyptian Theatre.