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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. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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<<< February 2009 >>>

One Night Special Events in February:

 

Also see Outfest Wednesdays!

 

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Wednesday, February 4 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] MARKETING & PUBLICITY SEMINAR: PUBLICITY & MARKETING BASICS FOR FILMMAKERS, 180 min. Learn how to professionally represent your film to press and potential buyers at film festivals with printed and digital materials. Discussion will include elements of creating a successful marketing campaign, how to interact with press, create a press kit, a poster, using the internet/social networking sites and more. Bring your materials for in class evaluation by publicist and marketing professional Margot Gerber & Special Guests. Advance tickets are recommended. This seminar sold out last month. Click to find out more.Ticket price: $20 General; $15 Student/Senior; $12 Cinematheque Member.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 5 – 7:30 PM

Lucha Libre Double Feature:

Los Angeles Premiere!

LOS CAMPEONES DE LA LUCHA LIBRE (THE CHAMPIONS OF MEXICAN WRESTLING), 2008, BouncyNet /Azteca Cine, 72 min. Dir. Eddie Mort. A feature-length animated action-comedy from FWAK! Animation, the creators of "¡Mucha Lucha!" Masked mayhem ensues when a team of wrestling heroes is caught in the middle of a struggle between a gang of barbarians right out of MAD MAX and a legion of monsters inspired by the golden age of Mexican horror films. A Spanish-language version of this film just ran in theaters throughout Mexico, but we're proud to present the first public screening in Los Angeles of an English-language 35mm print. Creators Eddie Mort, Lili Chin and other guests will present pre-production art, visual references and never-before-seen rarities.

PLUS A SURPRISE SECOND FEATURE from the vast EL SANTO vaults shown in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the icon's death, a day celebrated in Mexico for the star's impact on popular culture (this 2nd feature screened from a digital source.) http://www.loscampeones.net

 

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Sunday, February 8 – 1:30 PM

KPCC 89.3 FM’S ‘FILMWEEK’ OSCAR PREVIEW, 90 min. FilmWeek on AirTalk records its annual Academy Awards Preview in front of a live audience. Host Larry Mantle will be joined by FilmWeek critics Andy Klein of KPCC, Lael Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of Boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Jean Oppenheimer of Village Voice Media, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com, as they discuss their Oscar picks. The program will be broadcast on Friday, Feb. 20, on 89.3 KPCC-FM, Southern California Public Radio. Free to American Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets are not available online.

 

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Wednesday, February 11 - 7:30pm

[Spielberg Theatre] THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF...OR WHY CITIZEN KANE DIDN'T WIN: SEMINAR Just in time for motion picture awards season, take this thought-provoking journey back in time to see who wins our most coveted of film prizes. What does it REALLY take to appeal to our most respected award juries to "win the gold"? What do the winners of the "best" film, acting, photography and design categories share in common? Before you cast your personal award show ballot, discover the real impulses that lead to award show victories! Thomas Ethan Harris instructs. Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the audience. Essential for all film lovers and award show junkies! This seminar opens a series of films that won Oscars in various categories. The Oscar Winners series starts February 18th. Thomas Ethan Harris instructs. Filmmakers and film lovers welcome! Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior with valid I.D.; $12 Members of the Cinematheque.

 

 

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Friday, February 13 – 7:30 PM

FETISH FILM NIGHT

[Spielberg] THE BABY, 1973, 84 min. Dir. Ted Post (MAGNUM FORCE, BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES). You can’t get more cult than this original and odd film. The Wadsworths are a typical ordinary family: a strong-willed matriarchal mother (Ruth Roman, of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN), two lust-fueled daughters and a bouncing baby boy. Except the baby (David Mooney) is going on 30 years old, sits in a crib, wears diapers and sucks a bottle. When the family’s new social worker (Anjanette Comer, of THE LOVED ONE) arrives, she takes notice of the baby and decides to do something about this dysfunctional household. The 1970s-era brightly colored sets evoke a "Brady Bunch" suburbia, but one that is slightly off-balance. The decaying Victorian Wadsworth mansion, a cross between something out of WILLARD and "The Munsters," adds to the neglected aura of the family relations. Cinematographer Michael Margulies uses skewed camera angles bolster the unsettling nature of this film, and Gerald Fried's score creates an eerie atmosphere. Mooney is excellent as "Baby." One of the few films to present the subject of ABs (adult babies), Fetish Film Night’s presentation is an experience that won't be replicated at your local multiplex and is essential for fans of fetish cinema. "…deliciously insane…the definition of cult, completely avoiding mainstream appeal and totally original." – Jason Cook, The Spinning Image

Fetish Film Night is a once-monthly series hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum Gallery- www.antebellum.us.ms. Each screening will be followed by an informal discussion and debate with the audience. All screenings for this series will have fetish as the main theme and subject matter. Rick Castro is an independent curator, filmmaker and photographer working and living in Los Angeles his entire life. Castro explores the worlds of fetish and subculture. Rick’s photography is in the permanent collection of the Alfred Kinsey Institute. His books and magazines are archived at the UCLA Library and the Leather Museum in Chicago. See www.antebellum.us.ms and www.rickcastro.com for more information.) (Screened from a digital source.) This series is for audiences 18 and over. Discussion following the film with the audience moderated by Rick Castro. Review

 

 

Saturday, February 14

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Valentines Day Behind The Scenes Tour *Sweet Treat for Tour-goers while supply lasts! Special emphasis on lovebirds Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks! And, taste a Cheremoya, a popular Hollywood crop in the early 20th century!

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

For the total “Old Hollywood” experience take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check our website or our voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tickets: Tour & movie: $10.

 

 

 

Sunday, February 15

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

bigparadepremiere.gif (78018 bytes)For the total “Old Hollywood” experience take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check our website or our voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10.

 

 

Tuesday, February 17 - 7:00 PM

Back by Popular Demand!

NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD

For most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the film festival circuit begins with one singular dream: SUNDANCE! But what lies beyond Sundance for you and your film? In this informative seminar, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Short Film Festival) offers filmmakers practical skills to navigate 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 left with a very good film with no place to show it? For more details click here. Seminar Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior with valid I.D.; $12 Members of the Cinematheque.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 21 – 10:00 AM

"INVISIBLE ART, VISIBLE ARTISTS" Editors’ Seminar

Presented by the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E http://www.ace-filmeditors.org/)
150 min. You saw their names in the opening credits. Then you saw their names in Variety. Now discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films. An open discussion with all of this year's Oscar-nominated editors.

Achievement in Film Editing:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Lee Smith
  • Frost/Nixon” (Universal), Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
  • Milk” (Focus Features), Elliot Graham
  • Slumdog Millionaire” (Fox Searchlight), Chris Dickens

*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability. Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing. Doors open at 9:00 AM.

 

 

Saturday, February 21 – 2:30 PM

OSCAR-NOMINATED ART DIRECTORS Seminar

Presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of America (http://www.artdirectors.org )

150 min. The American Cinematheque in association with the Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America presents a panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators. Art Directors Guild President Thomas A. Walsh will moderate the event, which will include screenings of excerpts from the five films nominated by the Academy.

Achievement in Art Direction:

  • Changeling” (Universal), Art Direction: James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
  • The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
  • The Duchess” (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
  • Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt

*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability. Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing.

 

 

 

Thursday, February 26 – 7:30 PM

AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORT Film Celebration. This shorts program celebrates the voices that define a new generation of Black Cinema and showcases narrative, animated and documentary films that expand characters and themes of the African American experience. This 70-minute program will include these standout shorts and more: Roberta Marie Munroe's "Happy Birthday" (USA, 2008, 14 min). Julie Goldman and Yolonda Ross star in this comedy by former Sundance Shorts programmer and one of POWER UP's Top Amazing Gay Women in Hollywood. Rashaad Ernesto Green's award-winning "Premature" (USA, 2008, 15 min). A sensitive performance by Zora Howard as Tisha, a streetwise teenager faced with an unwanted pregnancy. Filmmaker-actress-editor and studio animation voiceover pro Kamali Minter's "Love Conquers Al" (USA, 2008, 15 min). This festival favorite features an outstanding comedy performance by Malcolm Barrett. Program compiled by Kimberley Browning, Executive Director, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS. Discussion with filmmakers Kamali Minter, Rashaad Ernesto Green & Roberta Marie Munroe to follow screening.

 

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Saturday, February 28 – 2:00 PM

ART DECO SOCIETY LECTURE

THE MOVIE THEATER ARCHITECTURE OF TIMOTHY PFLUEGER. 90 min. The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, in partnership with American Cinematheque, is delighted to host an afternoon with Therese Poletti, author of Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger. This special lecture and book-signing, developed specifically for the ADSLA, will focus on Pflueger's work designing some of California's most beautiful and iconic movie palaces, including Oakland's beloved Paramount. In addition to discussing Pflueger's work and wide-ranging influence, she will also share the story behind the architecture -- Pflueger's commissioning and support of muralist Diego Rivera and his association with photographer Ansel Adams and sculptor Ralph Stackpole -- all punctuated by beautiful archival photography mixes with stunning new photography. www.adsla.org Tickets are $5 for members of ADSLA and American Cinematheque. Regular American