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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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One Night Special Events in July:

 

These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!

 

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Thursday, July 8 – 7:30 PM

William Fraker (1923 - 2010) made a remarkable contribution to American cinematography, shooting such iconic films as ROSEMARY'S BABY, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, BULLITT, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, 1941 and HEAVEN CAN WAIT. Fraker was recognized with six Oscar nominations over the course of his career, and also proved a talented director and producer, helming three films. More William Fraker at the Aero.

Double Feature: ROSEMARY’S BABY, 1968, Paramount, 136 min. Dir. Roman Polanski. A young New York couple (Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes) move into a new apartment building, where they’re quickly befriended by lovable Ruth Gordon and her husband (Sidney Blackmer). All is not as it seems, though – and Farrow soon comes to suspect that her neighbors have truly sinister plans in store for her and her unborn baby. This eerie supernatural thriller builds shivery atmosphere through each successive scene, right up to the shattering climax. Trailer

A REFLECTION OF FEAR, 1973, Sony Repretory, 89 min. A true rarity for fans of great cinematography, A REFLECTION OF FEAR was directed by legendary director of cinematography, William Fraker (1999 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award), and photographed by the equally-legendary Laszlo Kovacs. Disturbed teen Marguerite (Sondra Locke), looked after by a protective mom (Mary Ure) and grandmother (Signe Hasso), is sent over the edge when her estranged father, Michael (Robert Shaw), returns with new love, Anne (Sally Kellerman) in tow. Genuinely chilling, with one of the most unexpected twists in any 1970’s thriller. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

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Friday, July 9 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: New 35 mm print! BICYCLE THIEVES (LADRI DI BICICLETTE), 1948, Corinth Films, 93 min. Dir. Vittorio de Sica. When Antonio has his invaluable bicycle stolen on the first day of a job that is vital to the welfare of his family, he and his son Bruno spend an unforgettable day searching the streets of Rome for it. Trailer

UMBERTO D, 1952, Rialto Films, 91 min. The last of director Vittorio de Sica’s Neorealist films, UMBERTO D is the poetic and touching story of an old man dealing with retirement and loneliness in postwar Rome. Buy Tickets

 

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Saturday, July 10 – 7:30 PM

70mm! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros., 139 min. Director Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless vistas of space and the future of the human race itself is one of the Cinematheque’s most requested movie titles. See one of the essential cinema experiences on the giant screen, in truly psychedelic 6-track stereo sound! With Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood as two astronauts who enjoy the companionship of the ship’s supercomputer HAL –until HAL starts getting his own ideas about what’s best for the mission. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

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Sunday, July 11 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: ARMY OF SHADOWS, 1969, Rialto Pictures, 145 min. Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville. Lino Ventura stars as Gerbier, a French Resistance mastermind during World War II who, with the help of his fierce compatriots (including a tough-as-nails Simone Signoret), takes the fight against the German Occupation underground. But Gerbier comes to realize there is a dangerously hazy line between an admirable act and a despicable one. Trailer

BOB LE FLAMBEUR, 1955, Rialto Pictures, 97 min. Roger Duchesne stars as smooth-as-velvet crook Bob, who plans to retire after one last big score - if he can keep his hands off coquettish vixen Isabelle Corey and the even more dangerous allure of the gambling tables. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

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Thursday, July 15 – 7:30 PM

2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, 2010, First Look International, 86 min. Dir. Tim Sullivan. The Southern residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic Guts N’ Glory Jamboree on the road to Iowa. Performing "The Bloodiest Show on Earth," our Southern Maniacs prove to be more than ratings killers in what John Landis has called "one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original." Starring Bill Moseley (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS). Trailer | Website | Buy Tickets Discussion following with director Tim Sullivan and cast members.

 

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Friday, July 16 – 7:30 PM

The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: DRAMA 3/4, Drama 3/4 Productions has been putting out landmark web content since the beginning of internet broadcasting, from sponsored series such as "Mr. Robinson’s Driving School" starring Craig Robinson, "The Guy’s Manual" with host Kenny Mayne, and "Suitemates" with Kevin Pollak and Ray Wise; to studio projects like "The Iceman Chronicles" with Rick Overton and Christine Lakin; to early and current viral hits. Their multimedia machine has served as a playground/incubator for other creators, including Kirk Zipfel ("HousePlace") and People’s Choice Award-Winner Liam Sullivan (of Kelly: "Shoes" fame). Buy Tickets Discussion following with Drama 3/4 partners Brice Beckham, David Fickas and Josh Uranga along with select cast and co-producers.

 

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Saturday, July 17 – 7:30 PM

[SPIELBERG THEATRE] OTHER WORLDS: Each of these short films has a unique story to tell: Kenny Johnston & Steve Richard Harris’ "Signal Lost" (18 min, USA) starring Sean Young, asks if a disconnected family can come together to cherish what they have and recognize what they stand to lose; Chris Perry's "The Incident at Tower 37" (11 min, USA) is a CG animated story of two men determined to restore nature's balance; Joe Gallina’s "Walk" (15 min, USA) follows a man running from hell and purgatory; Alicia Brauns' "Hummingbird Magic" (22 min, USA) follows the life, survival and symbolism of hummingbirds; Ryan Mullin’s "Volta" (13 min, USA) is a documentary on a crumbling Art Deco cinema in Ghana; and in Maria Biber-Ferro’s "Hermanos" (7 min, USA) Juan fights the odds to escape gang life. Buy Tickets Discussion to follow screening with directors Kenny Johnston & Steve Richard Harris, Joe Gallina, Alicia Brauns, Maria Biber-Ferro and producer Daniel Inkles.

 

 

Saturday, July 17

Historic Tour & 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. In Celebration of the Hollywood Walk of Fame's 50th Anniversary, tours will also be held at noon and 3PM on Sunday, July 25 followed by screenings of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD. Buy Tickets

 

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Saturday, July 17 – 2:00 PM

Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: Author/Hollywood historian Cari Beauchamp will give an illustrated talk on actress Marion Davies (1897-1961) who rose to fame in the silent era. Davies’ professional life is often overshadowed by her famous social life with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Her work as a comedienne is revered over the serious costume dramas Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Films went on to produce for her. Following the talk is a screening of one of Davies’ best comedies – much of it shot on location in Los Angeles!

SHOW PEOPLE, 1928, Warner Bros., 78 min. Dir. King Vidor. Young Peggy (Marion Davies) from Georgia lets fame and prestige go to her head when she travels to Hollywood and snubs Comet Studio for High Art Studio, changing her name to the hilariously pretentious Patricia Pepoire. But her ex-boyfriend, Billy (William Haines) knows he can unearth the real Peggy again, and won’t give up his love without a fight. Buy Tickets

 

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Saturday, July 17 – 7:30 PM

A Special Celebration! CABARET, 1972, Warner Bros., 123 min. Dir. Bob Fosse. In decadent 1930's Berlin, impulsive and morally liberal agent provocateur Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets the scholarly and handsome Bryan (Michael York) and the two develop an intimate relationship while unknowingly sharing a bisexual lover. Trailer | Buy Tickets Join us in celebrating the talented Nancy Winters and her 20 years at the Cinematheque. Nancy is the Cinematheque Volunteer Coordinator, Egyptian Rental Sales Manager, Office Manager and overseer of many other responsibilities.

 

 


Sunday, July 18

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. 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. In Celebration of the Hollywood Walk of Fame's 50th Anniversary, tours will also be held at noon and 3PM on Sunday, July 25 followed by screenings of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD. Buy Tickets

 

 

Sunday, July 18 – 5:00 PM

Todd Solondz in Person! New Jersey native Todd Solondz originally wanted to be a rabbi, but soon sublimated his energy into screenwriting and directing. His funny, almost unknown first feature, FEAR, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION, was released in 1989. By 1995, his second feature, WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, was winning awards at Sundance, Berlin, and many other festivals. He has gone on to helm such provocative films as HAPPINESS, STORYTELLING and PALINDROMES.

Double Feature: HAPPINESS, 1998, Strand Releasing, 134 min. Director Todd Solondz's controversial comedy explores loneliness, self-obsession and aberrant sexuality through the microcosm of the blissfully dysfunctional Jordan family (Ben Gazarra, Louise Lasser, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jane Adams and Cynthia Stevenson). A catalogue of amazing performances, with more standout portrayals by Dylan Baker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Camryn Manheim and Jon Lovitz. When you purchase a ticket to HAPPINESS, you will be admitted for free to LIFE DURING WARTIME. Tickets will only be sold at the box office until 5:15 PM. You may purchase tickets in advance on fandango using this link. Trailer | Buy Tickets

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Sunday, July 18 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview! LIFE DURING WARTIME, 2010, IFC, 97 min. Dir. Todd Solondz. Part sequel to and part variation on HAPPINESS: 10 years have passed since a series of revelations shattered the world of the Jordan family. Now, sisters Joy (Shirley Henderson), Trish (Allison Janney) and Helen (Ally Sheedy) are embroiled in their own unique dilemmas as they struggle to find their place in a world where the past haunts the present and jeopardizes the future. No one will be admitted to this screening without a ticket to HAPPINESS at 5:00 PM. Tickets will not be sold to this event. Discussion following with filmmaker Todd Solondz. Trailer

 

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Wednesday, July 21 – 7:30 PM

Special Screening! DOSSIER K., 2009, Kinepolis Film Distribution, 120 min. Dir. Jan Verheyen. Anchored by strong leading performances and gorgeously sleek cinematography, this taut thriller follows a duo of underdog policemen (a terrific Koen De Bouw and Werner De Smedt) as they unravel a labyrinthine network of deceit and corruption - extending from rural Albanian mafia warfare to the Belgian police bureau - behind one man's murder. A box office success in Belgium, this gritty and morally intriguing tale of misguided revenge is sure to dazzle local audiences. Trailer | Website | Buy Tickets

 

Sunday, July 25 - 11 AM - 6 PM

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

12 Noon Behind The Scenes Tour

1:00 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.)

3 PM Behind The Scenes Tour

4:00 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.)

In Celebration of the Hollywood Walk of Fame's 50th Anniversary, tours will also be held at noon and 3PM on Sunday, July 25 followed by screenings of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD. For more information about the tours click here.

There will also be live music and entertainment in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard as well as a film related book, memorabilia and autographed poster sale between 11 AM and 6 PM. Join us for the evening program of Mel Brooks' comedies BLAZING SADDLES & SILENT MOVIE.

 

 

Thursday, July 29 – 7:30 PM

After beginning his career as a theater director, Michael Schultz turned to film and television in an age when African-American directors were far from the norm. From his breakthrough COOLEY HIGH to a series of successful collaborations with Richard Pryor and television assignments on everything from L.A. LAW to CHUCK, Schultz has proven himself to be a director as prolific as he is talented.

Larry Karaszewski Presents! Double Feature: COOLEY HIGH, 1975, MGM Repertory, 107 min. Dir. Michael Schultz. This warm and funny coming-of-age film follows a group of black teenagers growing up on Chicago’s Near North Side in the 1960s. Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, and Cynthia Davis star. Trailer

THE LAST DRAGON, 1985, Sony Repertory, 109 min. Dir. Michael Schultz. Martial arts-obsessed teenager Leroy Green (Taimak) takes on the "Shogun of Harlem" and an evil arcade owner while romancing Vanity in this 1980s pop-culture classic. Discussion between films with director Michael Schultz. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Thursday, July 29 - 7:30 PM

All New Seminar! WHAT INSPIRES AN ARTIST? EUROPEAN FILM MOVEMENTS: 1920-2010, 180 min. What inspires the visual and narrative construction of a Scorsese, P.T. Anderson, Miyazaki, Coen or Assayas film? The styles of today’s masters can be traced back to the European film movements. Whether you want to understand the impulses and implications behind surrealism, German Expressionism, French Poetic Realism, Italian Neorealism, Dogme 95 or even today’s "mumblecore" scene, film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris will illustrate how classic film movements continue to influence artists today. [Spielberg Theatre] $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General. Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, July 31 - 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] RETRO FORMAT - MIDSUMMER NIGHT SILENT COMEDY, 120 min. Before Blue Ray, before VHS, there was 8mm film. Retroformat presents a look at cinema madness, from early productions by Edison (including 1905's LAUGHING GAS) to sophisticated comedy of the late '20s (including a look at a forgotten giant, the Al Christie studios). With Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Chase and more! Buy Tickets