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Series compiled by: Chris D.
Special Thanks to: Marilee Womack/WARNER BROS.; Stefan Karrer.

 

 

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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.
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Maurice Jarre In-Person!

 

This series is an Egyptian Theatre exclusive!

 

Help celebrate David Lean’s Centenary later this month with this exceedingly rare appearance by Lean’s favorite score composer, the legendary Maurice Jarre. Jarre is the creator of some of the most beautiful and memorable movie scores of all time, including THE LONGEST DAY, Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (for which he won an Oscar), THE TRAIN, THE COLLECTOR, Lean’s DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (for which he won another Oscar), THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, Visconti’s THE DAMNED, THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, Lean’s RYAN’S DAUGHTER, THE TIN DRUM and Lean’s A PASSAGE TO INDIA (for which he won his third Oscar!). A native of Lyon, France, Jarre did not become interested in music until his late teenage years, and, against his father’s wishes, enrolled in the Conservatoire de Paris. After leaving the Conservatoire, he worked for a time in the theater with such luminaries as Jean-Louis Barrault and Jean Vilar, before being asked by film director Georges Franju to score a short documentary. This led to more collaborations with Franju, culminating in the music for the director’s classic EYES WITHOUT A FACE. In 1961, Jarre leapt with both feet into the pantheon of movie greats when he was hired by producer Sam Spiegel and director Lean to score LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, for which he won his first Academy Award. The composer continued working through 2001, amassing an astounding and distinguished filmography of musical achievements. We are very pleased to welcome composer Maurice Jarre In-Person to the Egyptian Theatre for this special two night event!

 

 

 

Saturday, March 1 – 7:30 PM

Maurice Jarre In-Person

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, 1965, Warner Bros., 193 min. Dir. David Lean. "If this man were my father, I should want to know," says General Yevgraf Zhivago (Alec Guinness) to his wary niece (Rita Tushingham) – and the story that he narrates, of decadent Tsarists, anguished revolutionaries, two beautiful women in love with the same man, a nation and a people in upheaval and, above all, the poet and physician (Omar Sharif) who witnesses and remembers it all – is one of the most lyrical and visually breathtaking stories in the history of film. From the bloodstained march through the Moscow streets, to the snowbound train ride through the Ural Mountains, to the haunted ice palace at Varykino, this is the essence of pure cinema. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Maurice Jarre’s exquisite score, Robert Bolt’s brilliant script (from Boris Pasternak’s novel) and the cinematography by Freddie Young (who replaced Nicolas Roeg soon into shooting). Co-starring Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Tom Courtenay, Ralph Richardson and Siobhan McKenna. David Lean’s 100th birthday is later this month – come help us celebrate early with this special screening! Introduction to the film with composer Maurice Jarre.

 

 

Sunday, March 2 – 7:30 PM

Maurice Jarre In-Person

THE DAMNED (LA CADUTA DEGLI DEI), 1969, Warner Bros., 157 min. Director Luchino Visconti's astounding, sumptuous chronicle of the fall of the German Von Essenbeck dynasty during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Scheming Sophie (Ingrid Thulin), scion of the dying aristocratic family, goads her husband Frederick (Dirk Bogarde) to commit all manner of heinous acts to usurp control of the clan's munitions factories. As the brutally repressive forces of Nazism bloom into full flower, a series of personal betrayals plague their immediate relatives as well as all of their acquaintances, culminating in the first of Hitler's purges, the Night of the Long Knives. Sophie and Frederick's corrupt empire grows by nefarious means, but they don't count on Sophie's mentally deranged, pedophile son Martin (Helmut Berger) who surpasses them all in not only decadence and depravity but also in his bottomless capacity for vindictive evil. Maurice Jarre supplies one of his most memorable, operatic scores. With Charlotte Rampling, Florinda Bolkan, Helmut Griem, Umberto Orsini. Introduction to the film with composer Maurice Jarre.