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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
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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<<< September 2010 >>>

One Night Special Events in September:


These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!



Wednesday, September 1 – 7:30 PM

Fox 75th Anniversary Double Feature: New Digitally Restored 35mm Print! VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, 1967, 20th Century Fox, 123 min. Dir. Mark Robson. "You know it’s bad to take liquor with those pills," warns small town girl-turned-supermodel Anne (Barbara Parkins) to Broadway diva/train wreck Neely (Patty Duke). Neely’s answer: "They work faster." If you want to see the great, bitchy, booze-angst-sex-drugs-fueled godmother to the "Real Housewives" franchise, you’ve come to the right place! Based on Jacqueline Susann’s runaway bestseller - which practically created a cottage industry in glossy, sex-drenched soap operas on page and screen - VALLEY also co-stars the tragically beautiful Sharon Tate as B-movie queen Jennifer. Enormous thanks to our friends at 20th Century Fox for striking a new print of this 1960s classic! Trailer

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Pristine 35mm Archive Print! BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, 1970, 20th Century Fox/Criterion, 109 min. Dir. Russ Meyer. Girl-group madness from the director of FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! Dolly Reed, Marcia McBroom and Cynthia Myers journey from hicksville to Hollywood, hoping to make it with their rock trio, The Carrie Nations. They fall prey to the "business" as well as their own inflated ambitions, in what is arguably Meyer’s most purely entertaining, pop-culture sex-fest (co-written by film critic Roger Ebert). With additional tunes by The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Clip | trailer Discussion and meet-and-greet with actors Dolly Read, John Lazar and Harrison Page between films. More surprises to be announced here! This event is part of the 75th Anniversary celebration of 20th Century Fox. As part of this nationwide celebration, Fox is presenting "Hometown Hollywood" events in 15 cities, featuring films being shown in the cities in which they were shot and by which they were inspired. JackieBeatJadedPP.jpg (8455 bytes)
The evening will be emceed by the incomparable Jackie Beat who played Helen Lawson in the off Broadway NYC production.
Photo by Peter Palladino  Buy Tickets





Tuesday, September 7 – 7:30 PM

GROWTH, 2010, New Artists Alliance, 90 min. Dir. Gabriel Cowan. Jamie (Mircea Monroe) inherits property on an island. While there with her boyfriend (Brian Krause), step-brother (Christopher Shand) and best friend (Nora Kirkpatrick), the group begins to uncover the island’s terrifying, experimental past in this taut science fiction thriller. Discussion following with actors Mircea Monroe, Brian Krause, Richard Riehle, Nora Kirkpatrick, Christopher Shand, writer-director Gabriel Cowan and producer Amiee Clark. Trailer | Buy Tickets




Sunday, September 12 – 7:30 PM

Founded in 1949, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is housed in the mansion and gardens that George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, called home from 1905 to 1932. World-renowned for its photography and motion picture archives, the museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating archivists and conservators from around the world. The GEH Motion Picture Department now holds more 30,000 titles, including the collections of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Kathryn Bigelow and Merchant Ivory Productions.

George Eastman’s Attic: "The Skipping Cheeses" (aka "Les Fromages Automobiles") (1907, 5 min.) Directed by Georges Méliès and featuring the director’s trademark special effects, this short offers an early 20th century warning to anyone boarding French public transport who might be sensitive to smell.

"A Western Girl" (1911, 10 min.) Starring director John Ford’s influential older brother, Francis Ford, this film is one of the few surviving films from the lesser-known American outpost of Méliès’ Star Film Company in San Antonio, Texas.
"Early 28mm Animation"
(1918, 5 min.) A product of a pioneering animation company, the Bray Studios, this short features a young character who, as is the case in many cartoons, spends most of his time inciting havoc and chaos in his neighborhood.

FEAR AND DESIRE, 1953, 72 min. Numerous rumors surround the creation (and near disappearance) of director Stanley Kubrick’s first feature film - some true, some less so. Often thought to be a student film, it was later disavowed and destroyed by its director, but not before it played in a few art house cinemas at the time of its release. A forgotten film in its day, this 35mm print from the George Eastman House collection offers a rare opportunity to see a young, self-educated filmmaker’s first foray into heavy themes - war, gender politics and more. Look for writer-actor-director Paul Mazursky making his screen debut in this film! Discussion following with Paul Mazursky. Buy Tickets



Wednesday, September 15 – 7:30 PM

Founded in 1935 by executive Herbert J. Yates, independent studio Republic Pictures is fondly remembered today for producing westerns, serials and B-movies. The studio also launched the careers of such future cowboy icons as John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. In the 1940s and 1950s, the company moved into prestige pictures with the release of MACBETH (1948), THE RED PONY (1949), THE QUIET MAN (1952) and JOHNNY GUITAR (1954), before disbanding in 1959.

Republic Pictures 75th Anniversary: "Meet the Stars #7: Meet Roy Rogers," 1941, Republic Pictures, 10 min. Dir. Harriet Parsons. "It’s a Grand Old Nag," 1947, Republic Pictures, 8 min. Dir. Robert Clampett.

UNDER WESTERN STARS, 1938, Republic Pictures, 54 min. Dir. Joseph Kane. Roy Rogers is elected to Congress and becomes determined to help his constituents get water in their district. When he runs up against resistance from one of his peers, he takes the elder congressmen on an inspection trip and strands him without water to make his point.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER, 1939, Republic Pictures, 70 min. Dir. George Sherman. It is the eve of World War II, and Federal agents Gene Autry and Frog Millhouse (Smiley Burnett) head to Mexico to foil the schemes of a fleet of foreign spies at a submarine base). Buy Tickets



Saturday, September 18

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour


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. Buy Tickets




Wednesday, September 22 – 7:30 PM

CLEOPATRA, 1934, Paramount (Universal), 100 min. Mogul and architect of epics, Cecil B. DeMille weaves a historical tapestry poised somewhere between high camp and outlandish spectacle, directing the scintillating Claudette Colbert in her youthful prime as the wily Egyptian queen. A naughty pre-Code product, the film boasts an array of scandalous costumes. With Warren William as Julius Caesar and Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Antony. Discussion following with renowned biographer Scott Eyman, moderated by film critic Leonard Maltin. There will also be a booksigning of Eyman’s Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille, the first authorized biography of DeMille. Buy Tickets



Wednesday, September 22 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD, approx. 180 min. 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, presented just in time for "festival season," film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former director of programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs Short Films Festival) offers filmmakers practical skills for navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission. Buy Tickets




Tuesday, September 28 – 8:00 PM

HATCHET II, 2010, Dark Sky Films. With even more action, carnage, gore and fun than the irreverent original, director Adam Green’s follow-up to 2006’s HATCHET will solidify the nightmarish film and its characters as a franchise. The sequel picks up where the original leaves off, with heroin Marybeth escaping the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley. Marybeth returns to the Louisiana bayou along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family… and exact her revenge. Discussion following with director Adam Green and cast. Website | Buy Tickets



Wednesday, September 29 – 7:30 PM

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the trade association of independent producers and distributors of motion picture and television programming worldwide. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization puts on annual world-class trade show the American Film Market (AFM) and represents more than 150 member companies from 22 countries. Collectively, IFTA members produce more than 400 independent films each year and, since 1980, have produced and distributed more than half of the films that have won the Best Picture Academy Award. The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films(tm) from around the world produced over the past three decades. This even launches a screening series of selections from their "Significant Films" list.

MY LEFT FOOT: THE STORY OF CHRISTY BROWN, 1989, Miramax, 103 min. Dir. Jim Sheridan. In an Oscar-winning performance, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Christy Brown, a painter with cerebral palsy who can only control his left foot. In spite of his disability, Brown becomes an important writer and artist in this heartbreaking yet profoundly inspirational tale. Nominated for a total of 5 Academy Awards, which also includes Brenda Fricker's win for Best Supporting Actress. "As magnificently fierce as Day-Lewis is, the film is far from a one-man show. The movie Sheridan has built around him has a pitch-perfect dryness and simplicity; there's never a misstep or false note in the way that the director and Jack Conroy, his cinematographer, re-create this cramped, poverty-stricken Irish-Catholic existence." -Hal Hinson, The Washington Post Discussion following with director Jim Sheridan (schedule permitting). Buy Tickets



Wednesday, September 29 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD, approx. 180 min. 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, presented just in time for "festival season," film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former director of programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs Short Films Festival) offers filmmakers practical skills for navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission.Buy Tickets



Thursday, September 30 – 8:00 PM

Movie & Concert 70th Birthday Salute to John Lennon! Los Angeles Premiere! NOWHERE BOY, 2010, The Weinstein Company, 98 min. Dir. Sam Taylor-Wood. This dramatic and poignant story of a teenage John Lennon follows his struggles with the complexities of his home life and his initiative to start the band The Quarrymen (which would later become the Beatles) as his rock 'n' roll ticket to ride out of his painful circumstances. Starring Aaron Johnson and Kristin Scott Thomas. Trailer | Buy Tickets Followed by conversation with the film's director Sam Taylor-Wood, star Aaron Johnson - and John Lennon's childhood friends and band-mates from The Quarrymen: Rod Davis, Len Garry & Colin Hanton - moderated by Beatles scholar Martin Lewis. Followed by a live concert by The Quarrymen. Check out the full schedule of rare Lennon and Beatles films, continuing at the Egyptian Theatre Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3, at and