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Wednesday, February 3 - 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview! STUCK!,
2010, Dikenga Films, 95 min. Director Steve Balderson's homage to film noir
women-in-prison films faithfully reproduces the genre with a modern, tongue-in-cheek
twist, with all the hallmarks of a classic prison movie: a wrongly accused heroine,
hard-boiled dames, diabolical alliances, forbidden love, cat-fighting cuties, a sadistic
warden, and corrupt prison guards. Daisy is an innocent young woman framed for killing her
mother. Condemned by the press and the public, Daisy is found guilty of murder and
sentenced to death by hanging. This jazzy, finger-snapping, broads-behind-bars film is a
throwback to another era, with terse Tennessee Williams-style verbal sparring, non-stop
action and enough bad-girl jailhouse hi-jinks to make the audience lose the distinction
between good and evil. Discussion following with Karen Black,
Mink Stole, Susan Traylor, Jane Wiedlin, Pleasant Gehman, Stacy Cunningham and director
Monday, February 8 - 6:00 PM SOLD OUT
In-Person! Double Feature! PULP
FICTION, 1994, Miramax, 153 min. Director Quentin Tarantino's dazzling,
nitro-fueled homage to 1930s crime fiction, Elvis Presley flicks, Los Angeles
diners, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Melville is arguably the most audacious and
exciting American film of the 1990s. The movies brilliant, against-type
casting includes John Travolta (in a career-reviving performance), Samuel L. Jackson, Uma
Thurman, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stolz, Maria de Medeiros, Tim Roth, Amanda
Plummer, Christopher Walken and Ving Rhames. Winner of LAFCA Awards for Best Picture,
Actor (John Travolta) and Screenplay (Tarantino and Roger Avary).
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, 2009, The
Weinstein Company/Universal Pictures, 153 min. Nominated for
8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Tarantino's most
recent cinematic achievement blends the director's trademark fetishism of film history
with an emphatically violent, gung-ho pop culture assault against the 20th century's
greatest villains: the Nazis. When a beautiful Jewish film projectionist recognizes the SS
general (a magnetic Christopher Waltz) who riddled her family with bullets several years
earlier, she brews a plan that involves revenge and celluloid. Meanwhile, a guerilla clan
of Jewish-American soldiers and their twangy lieutenant (Brad Pitt) have plans of their
own for the venomous Nazis. Nominated for 4 Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture,
Director, Screenplay, and a win for Waltz for Best Supporting Actor. Discussion following with director
Quentin Tarantino, moderated by Todd McCarthy.
Tuesday, February 9 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Cannes Film Festival Version! KILL BILL: Vol. 1, 2003, Miramax, 111 min. Dir.
Quentin Tarantino. With Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica Fox, Darryl Hannah, Michael Parks,
Sonny Chiba. Kill Bill is both an homage and a reimagining of the genre films that Quentin
Taratino has seen and loved: spaghetti westerns, Chinese martial arts films, Japanese
samurai movies and anime. The film is conceived in chapters, each with the characteristic
look and pulse of a specific genre and then interwoven with references from pop culture.
It is the tale of Beatrix Kiddo (a perfectly cast Uma Thurman) and her quest for bloody
justice after being left for dead on her wedding day. Following a brief intermisson, Vol.
2 will be shown.
Cannes Film Festival Version! KILL BILL: Vol. 2, 2004, Miramax, 136 min.
The second and final installment in Tarantino's pulsating KILL BILL epic, Vol. 2 finds
Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman at her most raw and empowering) waking from a lengthy coma and
having the devastating realization that the baby she was carrying has died. This loss only
serves as more fuel to her vengeful fire, and The Bride begins hunting down the final
three people on her to-kill list: Budd (Bill's brother), Elle Driver (a one-eyed doozy),
and Bill himself. Hyperbolically innovative death sequences, punchy color and a first-rate
score by Wu-Tang Clan's The RZA make this one of the best action films of the new
millennium - and also so much more than an action film. Also starring David Carradine,
Michael Madsen, and Daryl Hannah.
Wednesday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: LEMORA: A CHILDS TALE OF THE SUPERNATURAL, 1973, 85 min.
Dir. Richard Blackburn. This adult fairy tale, long considered lost, is a masterpiece of
mood and atmosphere. Inspired in part by Arthur Machen's "The White People,"
Lovecraft's "Shadow over Innsmouth" and J. Sheridan Le Fanu's
"Carmilla," LEMORA is a Southern Gothic fever dream, half exploitation, half art
film. Thirteen-year-old "singing angel" Lila Lee (Cheryl "Rainbeaux"
Smith, one-time drummer for The Runaways) embarks on a dark erotic odyssey in which she is
bathed, seduced and terrorized by the vampire Lemora (Lesley Gilb). A live-action
CORALINE, 40 years ahead of its time. Amazingly, it is Richard Blackburn's only feature
film as director.
BLOOD AND ROSES, 1960, Paramount, 74 min. Roger
Vadim (BARBARELLA) directed this sumptuous and contemporary adaptation of LeFanu's vampire
classic novella, "Carmilla." Carmilla (Annette Vadim) suffers pangs of jealousy
when her beloved cousin Leopoldo (Mel Ferrer) becomes engaged to the ravishing Georgia
(Elsa Martinelli). Carmilla begins to believe she is possessed by her ancient, undead
ancestor, the vampire Millarca, and begins a blood thirsty reign of terror on the grounds
of Leopoldo's estate. A seldom-screened classic. Discussion
between films with director Richard Blackburn.
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Thursday, February 11 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: MUSCLE BEACH PARTY, 1964, MGM Repertory, 94 min. Dir.
William Asher. Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello hit Malibu Beach in the second of
AIP's beach party flicks: While Don Rickles and his team of bodybuilders try to take over
the gang's surf spot, Annette has to compete with an Italian countess who has eyes for
Frankie. Luckily, Buddy Hackett is on hand to provide sage wisdom for all. An added bonus:
musical numbers with Dick Dale and a 13-year old Stevie Wonder! Also starring Donna Loren
and Morey Amsterdam.
BEACH BLANKET BINGO, 1965, MGM Repertory, 98
min. Dir. William Asher. The fifth and best of the Frankie-Annette beach movies reunites
them with Don Rickles, Donna Loren, Jody McCrea and director William Asher, and brings in
comic legend Buster Keaton for a cameo. This time McCrea falls for a mermaid, Frankie
learns to skydive and attracts the attention of a stuntgirl, and Annette sings in her
two-piece bathing suit. A great supporting cast (Paul Lynde, Linda Evans) and a score by
Les Baxter add to the fun. Live musical performance and discussion in between films
with actress Donna Loren.
FEBRUARY 11 - 14: THIS SCREENING HAS
BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES!
Critic's Buzz Special Screenings:
THE BEACHES OF AGNES
THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS (LES PLAGES D AGNÈS), 2008,
110 min. "If you opened people up, you would find landscapes," Varda says
in the opening voiceover of her new film. "If you opened me up, you would find
beaches." Vardas latest work is an autobiographical essay that takes a
nostalgic yet penetrating look back at her life and films. Using photographs, recreations
and scenes from her films, Varda illustrates the various stages of her life, from her
marriage to Jacques Demy and his death in 1990 to her childhood memories of Sète, the
fishing village that would become the subject of her first film. Woven through these
reminiscences are lonely, dreamlike sequences shot on the beaches that have influenced and
inspired her. "Its a remarkable history, rich in comedy and occasionally
heartbreaking, filled with wise reflections and strange digressions about the wonders of
life. Its a life she has come close to perfecting, I think, mostly by keeping her
mind as blissfully and enduringly open as her round eyes." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
FEBRUARY 10 - 14:
Critic's Buzz Special Screenings: Armando Iannucci In Person
following the Feb. 14 screening!
IN THE LOOP [Spielberg
Wednesday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Thursday, February 11- 7:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Thursday, February 11- 9:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Friday, February 12 - 7:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Friday, February 12 - 9:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Saturday, February 13 - 9:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Saturday, February 13 - 7:30 PM
IN THE LOOP
Sunday, February 14 - 4:00 PM
IN THE LOOP * Director Armando Iannucci will appear in person
following this screening.
IN THE LOOP, 2008, IFC Films, 106 min. Dir. Armando
Iannucci. With Anna Chlumsky (Liza), Chris Addison (Toby), David Rasche
(Linton), Gina McKee (Judy), James Gandolfini (General Miller), Mimi Kennedy (Karen),
Olivia Poulet (Suzy), Peter Capaldi (Malcolm Tucker), Steve Coogan (Paul Michaelson), Tom
Hollander (Simon Foster) and Zach Woods (Chad).
"See if this sounds familiar: A U.S. president is pushing for a war in the
Middle East, going for a U.N. resolution though there's no reliable intelligence to back
him up. And the Brits are staying carefully neutral, to give their prime minister room to
Been there, seen that, you say? Not like this, you haven't. In the blistering British
political satire In the Loop, bureaucratic bungling in the run-up to war is
played for scabrous laughs, not a few of which will be pained laughs of recognition."
- Bob Mondello, All Things Considered (In the Loop: Wartime Fever As Screwball Tragedy)
"...a sharply written, fast-talking, almost dementedly articulate satire on
modern statecraft..." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times (more)
View Trailer | In the Loop review on
"All Things Considered"
Friday, February 12 - 7:30 PM
The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: ORIGINAL WEB CONTENT THAT CRACKLES, 122 min. Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's
online video network, distributes digital content including full-length traditional
programming along with original short form series. Their latest is the high-octane series
"The Bannen Way." Mark Gantt, who stars as Neal Bannen, co-wrote and executive
produces the project with director Jesse Warren. "The Bannen Way" stars Vanessa
Marcil, Academy-Award nominee Robert Forster and Michael Ironside. Crackle will
also present the World Premiere of "Trenches," a new series from Shane Felux
("Star Wars Revelation"). Discussion with Mark Gantt (star/writer/executive producer of The
Bannen Way), Jesse Warren (writer/director/executive producer of The Bannen Way),
Robert Forster, Michael Ironside (star of The Bannen Way), Michael Lerner (star of The
Bannen Way) and CEO Eric Berger.
Join us at the
Cinematheque for a special screening of the hot new show along with other original Crackle
favorites. Celebrity guests and surprise hosts will be on hand to answer questions about
why they Crackle.
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Saturday, February 13
& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour
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. Add the
Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) following the tour. 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 FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10. Buy Tickets
Sunday, February 14
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
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. Add the Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.)
following the tour.
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.
Tours will be held rain or shine. Tickets:
$5. Tour & movie FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10. Buy Tickets
18 - 21:
Oscar Buzz Special Screenings: Limited
THE HURT LOCKER [Spielberg
THE HURT LOCKER, 2009, Summit
Entertainment, 131 min. Acclaimed director Kathryn Bigelow brings
together realistic action and intimate human drama in a landmark film starring Jeremy
Renner (THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD), Anthony Mackie (WE
ARE MARSHALL), Brian Geraghty (JARHEAD), and co-starring Ralph Fiennes, David Morse,
Evangeline Lilly ("Lost") and Guy Pearce. In the summer of 2004, Sergeant
Sanborn (Mackie) and Specialist Eldridge (Geraghty) are part of a small counterforce
trained to handle homemade bombs, or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The job, a
high-pressure, high-stakes assignment that soldiers volunteer for, requires a calm
intelligence that leaves no room for mistakes. When Staff Sergeant James (Renner)
cheerfully takes over the team, Sanborn and Eldridge are shocked by what seems like his
reckless disregard for military protocol and basic safety measures. Is James really a
swaggering cowboy who lives for peak experiences and the moments when the margin of error
is zero - or is he a consummate professional who has honed his craft to high-wire
precision? The men have only 38 days left in their tour, but with each new mission comes
another deadly encounter. As James blurs the line between bravery and bravado, it seems
only a matter of time before disaster strikes. A gripping portrayal of real-life sacrifice
and heroism, and a probing study of the soul-numbing rigors and potent allure of the
modern battlefield. Based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter
Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq -- a squad whose members
spoke of explosions as putting you in "the hurt locker." Nominated for 9
Academy Awards, including Best Directing and Motion Picture of the Year.
"It's both the film about the war in Iraq that we've been
waiting for and the kind of unqualified triumph that's been long expected from director
Kathryn Bigelow."- Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
a first-class piece of visceral action
moviemaking." -Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
Thursday, February 18 - 7:30 PM
Friday, February 19 - 7:30 PM
Friday, February 19 - 10 PM
Saturday, February 20 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 20 - 10 PM
Sunday, February 21 - 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 21 2:00 PM
Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: Hair
Today, Gone Tomorrow: "The Bob" The
turbulent years from the mid-1910s until the stock market crashed in 1929 provided the
ideal climate for political and social change - and any hairstyle that could become the
topic of editorials, sermons, cartoons, and literature during that time bears
investigation. What could a world class tennis player, a murderous housewife, a female
evangelist, and a Hollywood star possibly have in common? Bobbed hair! In addition to
reflecting upon the broader impact of the bob, we'll examine the lives of both famous and
infamous women who sported this provocative cropped hairdo. Some of these women behaved
well and others badly, but at least they all looked chic! Lecturer
Joan Renner is a social historian and
writer. She volunteers for the Los Angeles Police Historical Society, Los Angeles Art Deco
Society, Los Angeles Conservancy, and is a board member for the non-profit organization
Photo Friends as well as tour guide for Esotouric tours.
IT, 1927, Kino, 72 min. Dir. Clarence G.
Badger. The film that launched a thousand bobbed hairdos, IT stars the remarkably sassy Clara Bow as Betty Lou, a
department store worker who has "It" (a.k.a. sex appeal). What does an It Girl
do when the man of her dreams doesn't know she exists? She dates his best friend! This
attention-getting technique works swimmingly,
but complications arise when Betty Lou is mistakenly written up in the daily newspaper as
an unwed mother. A flirty, fashionable romp about class politics. Live
accompaniment on the piano by Robert Israel.
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Wednesday, February 24 - 7:30 PM
Famous Monster Presents: LA Premiere!
DOWNSTREAM, 2009, 101 min. Dir. Simone Bartesaghi, Philip
Kim, Neil Kinsella. Wes Keller (Jonathon Trent) lives in a near-future dystopia where the
worlds oil supply has dried up, food is scarce and the female population has
severely decreased due to cancer epidemics. What remains is a barbaric landscape in which
a human life is considered currency. In the face of these atrocities, Wes attempts to
retreat to a mythical world (possibly real, possibly imaginary) run on a substance known
as "Plutopia." Discussion after the film with
director Simone Bartesaghi, co-director, writer and producer Philip Kim and actors
Jonathon Trent and Jono Roberts.
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Thursday, February 25 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: GREMLINS,
1984, Warner Bros., 106 min. Dir. Joe Dante. When Billy (Zach Galligan) breaks the
cardinal rules for the keeping of his rare new pet - no water, no food after midnight and
no bright light - chaos is unleashed in his idyllic small town. What once was cute and
fuzzy transforms and multiplies into a horde of dangerous, mayhem-loving creatures. With
Hoyt Axton, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, Corey Feldman and Glynn Turman.
GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, 1990, Warner Bros., 106 min.
Dir Joe Dante. Six years after the original, everybodys favorite tiny "Woolly
Bullies" return to take "a bite outta the Big Apple." Mogul Daniel Clamp
(John Glover) decides to build a Chinatown Trade Center, which involves evicting the
Chinese restaurant thats home to Gizmo and the original Mogwais. What he
doesnt bargain for are GREMLINS! Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Howie Mandel, the
voice of Gizmo, return, joined by Christopher Lee as Dr. Catheter.
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Friday, February 26 - 7:30 PM
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, 1963, Sony
Repertory, 104 min. Dir. Don Chaffey. Hercules, harpies, the bronze giant Talos and an
army of living skeletons what more could you ask for?! Greek warrior Jason (Todd
Armstrong) travels to the farthest reaches of the earth in search of the legendary Golden
Fleece in this glorious adventure. The film features some of Ray Harryhausens best
visual effects and a score by Bernard Herrmann. Co-starring Nancy Kovack, Laurence
Naismith and Nigel Green.
JACK THE GIANT KILLER, 1962, MGM/UA, 94 min.
Director Nathan Jurans most underrated fantasy film, JACK THE GIANT KILLER follows
the adventures of a young farmer (Kerwin Mathews) who slays a marauding giant and, in
doing so, incurs the wrath of a sorcerer (Torin Thatcher) bent on controlling England.
Juran skillfully blends SINBAD-style adventure with a surprisingly dark touch. Creepy,
fantastic elements of the film include a truly terrifying nautical attack by hordes of
glowing witches, and a sweet-faced princess (Judi Meredith) who is transformed through
sorcery into her lusciously wicked mirror image!
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Saturday, February 27 - 4:00 PM
The Da Camera Society Presents: Los Angeles Debut!
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra: CLOWN PRINCES:
An irresistible blend of music, architecture and film, this concert joins the leading
exponents of turn-of-the-century American popular music, a classic Hollywood movie palace
and silent films from Hollywood's princes of comedy. Film shorts by Buster Keaton ("The
Play House," 1921), Harold Lloyd ("Get Out and Get Under," 1920)
and Charlie Chaplin ("Behind the Screen," 1916) are played with the
original scores by a regulation orchestra of the period. Conductor Rick Benjamin. "The
music is incomparably sweet and stirring. And Rick Benjamin, who founded and conducts the
PRO, is a musician of wit and sensibility." - The Philadelphia Inquirer Docents will be on hand throughout the afternoon to speak about the
theater and its unique place in the history of Hollywood. Following the concert, enjoy
dinner at one of Hollywood's many restaurants - information will follow with your tickets.
This concert is sponsored by Eric & Nancy Garen and is made possible in part by
a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Prices from $35 to
$49 tickets available only on www.dacamera.org Discount for American Cinematheque Members. 20% off.
Saturday, February 27 7:30 PM
[Spielberg Theatre] AFRICAN AMERICAN FILMMAKERS Short
Film Celebration, 75 min. This shorts program celebrates the voices that define a new
generation of Black Cinema.This year's 75-minute program will showcase emerging directors,
writers and animators who are redefining African American voices, stories and perspectives
through films ranging from comedy to documentary to animation. Program compiled by
Kimberley Browning, Executive Director: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS.
Michael Johnson's "Brothers Incorporated" (USA, 2009, 23 min.) This
award-winning film film follows Marcus as he is poised to take control of his father's
company - Philadelphia's Black Mafia circa 1963. Shot on location in Penn., this is the
filmmaker's USC thesis film. Terence Anthony "Choke"
(USA, 2009, 7 min.) This
edgy comedy is an animated adaptation of Terence's original play by the same name.
"Chains" (USA, 2010, 14 min.) A
sneak peek at the brand new short starring Andre
Royo (The Wire) and John Hensley (Nip/Tuck) before it launches its highly anticipated
festival premieres. Rashaad Ernesto Green's
"Choices" (USA, 2009, 4 min.) A Sundance Official Selection. One of two short films
completed right after the filmmaker's multi - award winning NYU student short
"Premature". Andre Campbell's "Trust"
(USA, 2008, 6 min.) A
promiscuous housewife learns the true meaning of A Friend You Can Trust. Discussion
to follow with Michael
Johnson, Marcus Stokes and Terence Anthony
Sunday, February 28 - 1:30 PM
KPCC 89.3 FMS 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 Brand X, Lael
Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of Boxoffice.com, Jean Oppenheimer of FilmWeek on KPCC,
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, March 5th, 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.
Sunday, February 28 - 5:30 PM
Presented by the Cinema Audio Society: A
panel discussion with the Sound Mixers who win Cinema Audio Society© Awards at this
years sealed envelope ceremony. The Cinema Audio Society will present their awards
for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing on Saturday and then the winning Sound Mixing
Teams will be invited to participate in a round table panel discussion regarding their
winning projects, the following day. This annual event is always an informative and
insightful look at how the sound mixing process for film and television function. Details
online. Free admission. Tickets available at the door on
the day of the event only.