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Series compiled by:Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Jim Hemphill.
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Grover Crisp at Sony Repertory for striking the new print of ROBIN AND MARIAN.

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.

 

 

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Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $11 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. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Kings and Queens, Knights and Jesters

 

This is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

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Co-presented by the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Medieval times and the Renaissance have long inspired filmmakers to create works both historical (THE LION IN WINTER, BECKET) and legendary (THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, EXCALIBUR), poignant (ROBIN AND MARIAN), hilarious (THE COURT JESTER), magical (THE SECRET OF KELLS), musical (A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT) and somber (KNIGHTRIDERS). These enduring tales range from Sherwood Forest to Camelot, from medieval France to rural modern-day Pennsylvania. Audience members will have an opportunity to win tickets to the 2010 Renaissance Pleasure Faire (April 10 - May 23, 2010.

Join us on Saturday the 9th at noon as the Egyptian Courtyard is magically transformed into an Elizabethan village with food and merchants, performers and craft demonstrations courtesy of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 6 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature: A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, 1949, Universal, 106 min. Dir. Tay Garnett. In this timeless Technicolor musical based on Mark Twain’s satire, Bing Crosby is a 20th century mechanic transported to Arthurian Britain where he falls for the king’s niece (Rhonda Fleming). Unfortunately she is the fiancée of Sir Lancelot! Trailer

THE COURT JESTER, 1955, Paramount, 101 min. Dirs. Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. Danny Kaye is hilarious as a phony court jester who finds himself caught up in a plot to overthrow the king. Romance, action and some comically complicated wordplay follow. Features Basil Rathbone and Angela Lansbury. 16mm IB Tech print. Trailer

 

 

Thursday, January 7 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, 1938, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dirs. Michael Curtiz and William Keighley. In what is commonly acknowledged as one of the most beautiful, spectacular early Technicolor films, swashbuckling Errol Flynn rescues lovely Olivia de Havilland from the evil clutches of Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone in a rousing adventure for the ages. Trailer

New Print! ROBIN AND MARIAN, 1976, Sony Repertory, 106 min. Dir. Richard Lester. Robin Hood (Sean Connery) returns to Sherwood Forest after years away and reunites with the love of his life, Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn); unfortunately, he also must face his old enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, one last time. With acting powerhouses Nicol Williamson (EXCALIBUR), Ian Holm (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), and Richard Harris. Clip

 

 

Friday, January 8 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature: THE LION IN WINTER, 1968, Criterion Pictures, 134 min. Dir. Anthony Harvey. James Goldman adapts his own play about Henry II trying to determine his successor on Christmas Eve. Peter O’Toole plays Henry II for the second time, and Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar for her performance as Eleanor of Aquitaine. Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton round out the cast in their screen debuts. Courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Trailer

Restored Print! BECKET, 1964, 148 min. Dir. Peter Glenville. Peter O’Toole’s first turn as Henry II sees the King immersed in a complicated friendship with the Archbishop of Canterbury (Richard Burton).  Trailer

 

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Saturday, January 9 – Noon - 5:00 PM

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire: The Egyptian Courtyard is magically transformed into an Elizabethan village with food and merchants, performers and craft demonstrations courtesy of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (April 10 - May 23, 2010). Wares will include fine clothes form Muscovy Trading Co. & great games and toys from Hallowed Tree as well as other wonderful artisans from our Faire. Traditional and humorous music will fill the air with the likes of Brigid’s Daughters, Sportive Tricks, Ad Hoc Consortium, and Willie Banger. Villagers, Games, and sweet chocolates from Lady Rowley Sweets all will help create a sampling of what the Faire offers during its regular season (April 10 - May 23, 2010).

 

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Saturday, January 9 – 1:00 PM

THE SECRET OF KELLS, 2009, 75 min. Dir. Tomm Moore. Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes, in this sweeping story. Adventure, action and danger await 12-year-old Brendan and the faerie wolf-girl Aisling who must fight barbarians and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. Best Animated Feature nominee, 2009 Annie Award and European Film Awards. Winner 2009 Annecy Int'l Film Festival. "Absolutely luscious to behold!"-Variety. "Visually ravishing"-Screen Daily. Trailer | Listen to KPCC interview with animation critic Charles Solomon and host John Rabe!

 

 

Saturday, January 9 – 5:00 PM

Double Feature: EXCALIBUR, 1981, Warner Bros., 119 min. Director John Boorman’s retelling of the Arthur legend brings the story of Arthur’s court to life via a series of stunning images and rich performances by, among others, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart. Trailer

KNIGHTRIDERS, 1981, Taurus, 145 min. Dir. George Romero. George Romero’s most underrated and personal film, a haunting tale of Camelot transposed to a modern-day Pennsylvania renaissance fair, where knights joust on motorcycles. Ed Harris is mesmerizing as the doomed king, Amy Ingersoll is the Guinevere figure, and Gary Lahti stands in for Lancelot. Make-up/effects artist Tom Savini is a standout in a rare acting role. Trailer Ed Harris in person with KNIGHTRIDERS.