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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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One Night Special Events in June:

 

These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!

 

Thursday, June 3 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview! SPLICE, 2009, Warner Bros., 100 min. Dir. Vincenzo Natali. When over-achieving rebel engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) use human DNA in an illegal hybrid experiment, they create Dren, an otherworldly creature with uncommon intelligence and extraordinary physical features. At first Dren is a scientific dream come true, but as her mental and physical capacities begin to accelerate at a dangerous rate, she becomes her creators’ worst nightmare. Official selection of Sundance Film Festival 2010. Discussion following the film with director Vincenzo Natali and producer Don Murphy. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, June 4 – 7:30 PM

APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX, 1979, American Zoetrope, 202 min. Reluctant assassin Martin Sheen leads a motley crew of soldiers upriver to find unhinged and off-the-map colonel Marlon Brando in director Francis Ford Coppola's wildly surreal Vietnam epic. The film's arresting score incorporates both original music by Coppola and his father, composer Carmine Coppola, and Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." Adapted from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and co-starring – among many others – Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper. Introduction by Mitchell Morris, Associate Professor of Musicology at UCLA. Go to the Ring Festival L.A. website http://www.ringfestivalla.com/

or the Ring Cycle website http://www.laoperaring.com/ for more information.

Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qnfbekbSa0 | Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, June 5 – 7:30 PM

Pam Grier In Person! Double Feature: FOXY BROWN, 1974, MGM Repertory, 94 min. Dir. Jack Hill. She’s baaaad, she’s black and she’s back! Pam Grier returns in this unofficial sequel to the super-smash COFFY (the film’s original title was BURN, COFFY, BURN). This time, Grier goes undercover as a high-class hooker to smash an ultra-tacky white drug mob (bad hair, gold chains and very uptight…). Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear from "Starsky & Hutch") co-stars as Grier’s skinny brother. Trailer  | Buy Tickets

JACKIE BROWN, 1997, Miramax Films, 154 min. Director Quentin Tarantino followed up PULP FICTION with a more subtle and adult but equally entertaining crime film. Adapting Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch, Tarantino tells the exciting, funny and ultimately touching story of a tentative romance between a bail bondsman (Robert Forster) and a flight attendant (Pam Grier) whose lives have not gone as planned. When Grier gets caught smuggling cash for arms dealer Samuel L. Jackson, a cycle of double-crosses and betrayals is set into unpredictable motion, expertly staged and written by Tarantino. Co-starring Robert De Niro as Jackson’s hopelessly institutionalized and ill-fated ex-con accomplice. Pam Grier will introduce the screening plus Pam Grier will be signing her autobiography, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts at 6:15 PM in the lobby of the Theatre. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Sunday, June 6 – 4:00 PM

Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: Travel in the Age of Deco Lecture: In the 1930s, in the age of art deco streamline design, people were traveling farther and faster than humans had ever traveled before. Fast cars, streamlined trains, luxury steamships, swift airliners, giant seaplanes and majestic Zeppelins opened up new horizons to those with the money to spend. Walter Nelson will present a program of film, poster art, photographs and music that will bring to life the experience and romance of travel in the years just before World War II. Following at 5:00 PM is a screening of… www.waternelson.com

FLYING DOWN TO RIO, 1933, Warner Bros., 89 min. Dir. Thornton Freeland. Lothario Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) loses a band gig in Miami after he flirts with one too many tempting ladies. When he seriously falls for the Brazilian beauty Belinha (a smoldering Dolores Del Rio), he offers her an air-borne lift down to Rio de Janeiro, but a mechanical breakdown makes the trip a little more complicated than anticipated. This terrific musical set amid the clouds also features an early onscreen pairing of tap-dancing legends Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Thursday, June 10 – 7:30 PM

Digitally Restored! FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953, Sony Repertory, 118 min. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. This 1954 Oscar winner (for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and more) remains a timeless combination of war movie and love story that's as smart and adult as it is entertaining. James Jones' novel about military life at a Hawaiian army barracks on the brink of World War II is the source for a riveting drama starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and many others. This latest restoration from Sony Repertory began with a 4K scan of the single most original picture element that exists - in this case a Fine Grain Master Positive - which was made from the original negative when the film was first released. This element had both physical and inherent printed-in issues to deal with, including long multi-reel scratches and torn frames. These defects were fixed on a frame-by-frame basis, then a new 35mm digital negative and DCP were prepared. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, June 18 – 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

WAH DO DEM, 2009, 76 min. The debut collaboration from young filmmakers Ben Chace and Sam Fleischner is believable, beautiful, uplifting and profound. A comedic OLD JOY set in rural Jamaica, Brooklyn and impoverished Kingston. Max and his girlfriend Willow (played by musicians Sean Bones and Norah Jones), break up two days before a cruise to Jamaica. Max takes to the high seas alone, flirting with the ship photographer and drinking cocktails with a celebrity juggler, and has some odd and hilarious encounters with the only other loner (Kevin Bewersdorf). Once on land, Max embarks on a captivating odyssey, discovering a part of the island unknown to the tourist eye. With Carl Bradshaw (THE HARDER THEY COME). Winner of "Best Narrative Feature" at The Los Angeles Film Festival 2009. READ MORE ON WAH DO DEM | Trailer | Official Website | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, June 19

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. Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Saturday, June 19 - 1:00 PM

TRIPLEPLAY: A SHOWCASE OF SHORT FILMS FROM THE STUDENTS OF CLEVELAND, HOLLYWOOD AND KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOLS, 2010, 90 min. From three of the top film and video programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, this collection of narrative short films offers the best of what the digital revolution has brought to L.A. high schools. Discover tomorrow's Hollywood superstar filmmakers at the beginning of their careers. Brian Lowry of Variety writes, "These are the kind of teenagers you actually root for to make it." Special admission price: $5.00. Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Saturday, June 19 – 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

WAH DO DEM, 2009, 76 min. Dir. Ben Chace and Sam Fleischner. [see description 6/18 above.]. READ MORE ON WAH DO DEM | Trailer | Official Website | Buy Tickets

 

 


Sunday, June 20

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. Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Sunday, June 20 – 4:00 PM

[Spielberg Theatre]

WAH DO DEM, 2009, 76 min. Dir. Ben Chace and Sam Fleischner. [see description 6/18 above]. READ MORE ON WAH DO DEM | Trailer | Official Website | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 23 – 7:30 PM

DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY DREAM, 2010, 84 min. Dir. Clark Stiles. In the spring of 2009, Nathan Khyber and Clark Stiles, collectively known as Los Angeles musical group The Good Listeners, embarked on a massive cross-country road trip that took them through 12 towns in 24 days. In each town, they set up their recording studio, met with local musicians they had never met before and wrote and recorded a collaborative song-one location, one stranger, one day, one song. Join us for a special screening of the film that documents their incredible journey and soulful music.

Don’t Quit Your Daydream is the story of two musicians, both approaching 40, unwilling to give up their dream of becoming rock stars. The duo set off to accomplish what many rendered impossible - record an entire album on the road with complete strangers while documenting each encounter. Leaving their day jobs behind, they embarked on a 24-day cross-country road trip to record and film both the album and documentary, Don’t Quit Your Daydream. While visiting 12 cities across America, they recorded their music with local musicians including Bingo Richey in Joshua Tree, CA, Bugs Salcido on an art ranch in Marfa, TX. Adrian Grenier also joined them and performed at a barn in Lexington, KY.

The film takes viewers on an inspirational journey of self-discovery as they collaborate with an offbeat cast of strangers who force them to reconsider what it means to live a life dedicated to the art of music.

Don’t Quit Your Daydream was produced in association with JLoar, Inc and Adrian Grenier’s Reckless Productions.

About The Good Listeners: Their newest release Don’t Quit Your Daydream, released on Three Fingers Records, features hit tracks "Eight Steps Away" and "Chemtrails." These tracks are the end result of their session with Adrian Grenier, who provides backing vocals, guitar and harmonica throughout the track. For more info.  

Trailer | Buy Tickets Discussion following with filmmakers/musicians Clark Stiles, Nathan Khyber and Adrian Grenier ("Entourage"). PLUS: A very special LIVE performance by The Good Listeners with special guests!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 24 – 7:30 PM

Newly Restored 35mm Print! THE RED SHOES, 1948, MGM Repertory, 136 min. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s urgently colorful and deliriously dream-like masterpiece about the aspirations of a young ballerina and the brilliant composer and passionate ballet impresario she is torn between has mesmerized audiences for generations. We present a special screening of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s celebrated restoration of the film, following its triumphant unveiling at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

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Saturday, June 26 – 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

RETROFORMAT- IDOLS OF THE SILENT ERA: This fascinating evening of historic films projected in 8mm. Includes: two superb D.W Griffith shorts: Florence Lawrence in "Confidence" (1909, 11 min); and Henry Walthall, Blanche Sweet and Lionel Barrymore in "Death's Marathon" (1913, 17min). "Fox Trot Finesse" (1915) stars the delightful Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew (cousins of the Barrymores and namesakes to Drew Barrymore). 1915's stark drama "The Making of Crooks" stars Jack Pickford, Mary's brother, as a juvenile delinquent. For utter camp madness, Pearl White stars in "Lost in the Night" and "The Mad Lover" (1913). Wallace Reid & Dorothy Gish star in "Old Heidleberg" (1916). Buy Tickets

 

 

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Sunday, June 27 – 5:30 PM

Double feature: The Art Directors Guild Film Society Screening - Tribute to Production Designer Eugene Lourie - Sponsored by Variety

CRACK IN THE WORLD, 1965, Paramount, 96 min. Terminally ill scientist Dana Andrews believes he can siphon off geothermal energy from the earth’s core by firing a nuclear missile deep below the planet’s crust. Colleague Kieron Moore thinks it’s a bad idea and tries to stop Andrews before it’s too late. Inevitably, the missile is fired, and a crack starts to appear gradually circling the globe, threatening to break the world in half! Andrew Marton helmed this rarely screened, hard-to-see 1960s classic. Trailer

Restored Print! THE RIVER, 1951, Janus Films, 99 min. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden and directed, written and produced by Jean Renoir, this is a moving portrait of an English girl coming of age in Bengal. The film was nominated for two BAFTA awards and was the first film to be shot on location in India using three-strip Technicolor. Restored by The Academy Film Archive in cooperation with The British Film Institute and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Learn MoreBuy Tickets Clip Reel and PowerPoint presentation preceding the film and discussion in between films with art director John Muto. A panel discussion will be held between screenings with panelist Bernard Glasser, producer of “Crack In The World” and the line producer for "The Day of the Triffids", William Creber,  Production Designer of “Planet of the Apes,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” “The Towering Inferno” and “The Greatest Story Ever Told;” and film historian Michael Hyatt, who restored “The Day of the Triffids” and was part of the team that restored “Sweet Smell of Success” and    “My Fair Lady.”