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Series compiled by Grant Moninger & Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Beth Hanna.
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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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Spotlight on Composers

 

This Series is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

Thursday, February 3 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: CONTEMPT (LE MEPRIS), 1963, Rialto Pictures, 103 min. The brilliantly vivid color palette is almost as ravishing as Brigitte Bardot in this masterpiece by Jean-Luc Godard. Bardot plays Camille, a woman whose marriage to her screenwriter husband comes to a swift, inevitable end over the course of a day on the Isle of Capri. With a score of aching beauty by Georges Delerue. In French with English subtitles. [35mm] Trailer

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE), 1960, Janus Films, 92 min. François Truffaut’s second film, is both a stylistic tour de force filled with innovative visual ideas and a longing, bittersweet character study of uncommon depth and resonance. Charles Aznavour is a washed-up concert pianist unable to return to his former glory due to connections with gangsters and other nefarious types. Score by Georges Delerue. In French with English subtitles. [35mm] Trailer  | Buy Tickets

 

 

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Saturday, February 5 - 2:00 PM
IN THE TRACKS OF GEORGES DELERUE (BANDES ORIGINALES: GEORGES DELERUE), 2010, 73 min. Dir. Pascale Cuenot. This clear-eyed documentary traces the fascinating career of one of the world’s most inspiring film music composers, Oscar and Emmy award winner Georges Delerue, known for his lovely scores in, among many other titles, French New Wave classics JULES AND JIM and CONTEMPT. Introduction by Pascale Cuenot and by Georges Delerue's long life partner and wife, Colette Delerue. Discussion with Dan Carlin, Frederic Talgorn, Gayle Levant and Richard Kraft. In collaboration with the Society of Composers and Lyricists. Refreshments of coffee, wine, and cheese following the film. This is a free event – first come, first served.

 

 

 

Saturday, February 5 - 4:00 PM THIS EVEN HAS BEEN CANCELED
MUSIC COMPOSER SEMINAR, 90 min. A first-of-its-kind seminar inviting some of the most acclaimed contemporary musicians and other honorable guests during the Oscar Season to discuss music in film. Participating composers will be announced here as they confirm. In collaboration with the Society of Composers and Lyricists. This is a free event – first come, first served.