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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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One Night Special Events in February:

 

These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 2 – 7:30 PM

GROUNDHOG DAY, 1993, Sony Pictures, 101 min. Self-absorbed weatherman Bill Murray is caught in a freakish time loop, doomed to repeat the same Groundhog Day over and over again until he gets things right. Director Harold Ramis concocts an existential comedy that is funny, intelligent and positively Punxsutawney. With Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot. [35mm] Trailer

 

 

Friday, February 11 – 7:30 PM

THE BEATLES’ COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN CONCERT, 1964, 90 min. The phenomenon known as "Beatlemania" arrived on American shores from Great Britain when The Beatles landed at New York’s Kennedy airport for their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964. On February 11, the group performed their first U.S. concert at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C. This is the original broadcast, unseen in its entirety since March 1964, will be shown in stunning, first-generation picture quality. Includes performances by Leslie Gore and the Beach Boys. [Digital] Host Domenic Priore (author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood) will be joined by rock 'n' roll visual archivist Ron Furmanek and Alan Boyd, director of the documentary ENDLESS HARMONY: THE BEACH BOYS STORY, in bringing this unique program back to the big screen again after 47 years. Additional guests TBA. | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, February 12

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. Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, February 12 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Digitally Restored! THE AFRICAN QUEEN, 1951, Paramount, 105 min. Dir. John Huston. Gin-soaked captain Humphrey Bogart decides to take pity on skinny, psalm-singing spinster Katharine Hepburn after her brother is killed in a German attack during WWI - and instead, winds up falling in love, and ferrying her downriver to launch a suicidal assault on a German warship! [DCP]  Trailer

Digitally Restored! FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953, Sony Repertory, 118 min. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. This 1953 Oscar winner (for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and others) 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 America’s entering World War II is the source for a riveting drama starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and many others. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

Saturday, February 12 – 5:00 PM

This year's program will showcase emerging directors, writers and animators who are redefining African American voices, stories and characters through their films in a broad spectrum of styles and genres. Programs compiled by Kimberley Browning, Executive Director: HOLLYWOOD SHORTS. For updates on guest appearances, please visit www.hollywoodshorts.com

[Spielberg] 4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST, PROGRAM I, 89 min.

Carey Williams’ "The Kiss" (10 min.) Website | Trailer

Alfred Robbin's "The Next Day" (2010, 22 min, World Premiere) Website

Hilliard Guess' "Troublesome" (2009, 19 min) Website | Trailer

Ya'Ke Smith's "Katrina's Son" (2010, 15 min, West Coast Premiere) Website | Trailer

Anthony Anderson's "Anacostia" (2010, 23 min) Website | Trailer 

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Saturday, February 12 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg] 4TH AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORTSFEST, PROGRAM II, 112 min.

Tahir Jeter's "Close" (2010, 8 min, West Coast Premiere) Website | Trailer

Chris Herod's "I Cheat" (2009, 3 min, World Premiere)

Daniel K. Hunter's "Know Your Role" (2010, 10 min, World Premiere) Website

Kiara Jones’ "Men or Mice" (2010,16 min, West Coast Premiere) Website | Trailer

Morocco Omari's "Good Intentions" (2009, 23 min.) Website | Trailer

Hilton Carter's "Moth" (2010, 15 min.) Website | Trailer

T. G. Herringon's "Mr. Okra" (2009, 12 min.) Website | Trailer 

Issa Rae's "The Fly Guys The ‘F’ Word" (2010, 15 min, World Premiere) Website | Trailer

Lamont Wayne's "The Wolfman" & "Them Bones" (2010,10 min, World Premiere) Website  

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Thursday, February 17 – 7:30 PM

THE RESIDENT, 2010, Image Entertainment, 91 min. Dir. Antti Jokinen. Juliet (Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) gets the unnerving feeling she is not alone in her new "perfect" New York apartment. But how can she stop an evil she can't see, or even prove exists? Jeffrey Dean Morgan and screen legend Christopher Lee costar in this pulse-pounding shocker from famed horror studio Hammer Films. Discussion following with cast and crew, TBA. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Thursday, February 17 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg] IN THE CUT: EMPLOYING THE ART OF EDITING, 180 min. The shower scene in PSYCHO. Two glamorous bank robbers' final end in BONNIE AND CLYDE. A runaway baby carriage in BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN. Lack of continuity in BREATHLESS. Chances are you first remember these master works for their editing. But when do you employ the jump cut, avoid a reverse shot or cut elliptically? What is their actual effect? What are "dialectical montage" and "suturing," and how does "cutting to a character’s POV" enhance a film? Thomas Ethan Harris leads a discussion where everything’s in the cut. $20 General, $15 Student/Senior, $12 Member. Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, February 18 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Archival Print! SCREAM OF FEAR, 1961, Sony Repertory, 81 min. Director Seth Holt’s first Hammer Studios effort tracks wheelchair-bound Penny (Susan Strasberg), who returns to her family’s French Riviera estate after her mother’s untimely death. Handsome chauffeur Bob (Ronald Lewis) and sinister Dr. Gerrard (Christopher Lee) enter the mix, and someone seems bent on driving Penny over the edge into madness or, worse, death! Trailer

Archival Print! THE GORGON, 1964, Sony Repertory, 83 min. One of director Terence Fisher’s most eerie and underrated masterworks focuses on a German village haunted by the monster Megara. Local doctor Peter Cushing is engineering a cover-up to protect someone (perhaps his beautiful assistant, Barbara Shelley?). Returning Richard Pasco, whose brother and father were petrified to death, wants to get to the bottom of the mystery, but gets sidetracked when he falls for Shelley. Soon, desperate Pasco sends for his prickly, sarcastic mentor (Christopher Lee), who sets out to track down the monster. Trailer  | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, February 19 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: 50th Anniversary! MOTHRA, 1961, Sony Repertory, 101 min. Dir. Ishiro Honda. Giant caterpillar-turned-avenging-insect Mothra wreaks havoc on Japan when its best friends - two tiny, telepathic, singing sisters (played by real-life siblings Yumi and Emi Ito) - are kidnapped by an unscrupulous promoter and forced to perform in a Tokyo nightclub. Dubbed in English. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

GODZILLA, MOTHRA & KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, 2001, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Already acclaimed by fans as the most exciting Godzilla film since the genre’s 1960s heyday, "GMK" features a terrific, redesigned Big G (he’s leaner, meaner and packs a nasty bite), bent on destroying Japan as vengeance for the restless souls of WWII victims. Standing in his way are the "Guardian Deities" - Mothra, King Ghidorah and Baragon. In Japanese with English subtitles. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, February 19 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg] THE BIZ ON THE BIZ: Retroformat presents an evening of silent films about the movies, with Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, Oliver Hardy, Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett and some very angry lions! Including HER DRAMATIC DEBUT (1913), HOW WEARY WENT WOOING (1915), A MOVIE ROMANCE (abridged from Maurice Tourneur's A GIRL'S FOLLY, 1917), BIG MOMENTS FROM LITTLE PICTURES, a tour of Universal Studios in the 1920s and surprises! Buy Tickets

 

 

Sunday, February 20 – 5:00 PM

75th Anniversary! CAMILLE, 1936, Warner Bros., 109 min. Dir. George Cukor. Lovely Parisian courtesan Marguerite (the smoldering, sensuous Greta Garbo) must choose between the prickly Baron de Varville, who's elevated her from a life of poverty to luxury, and handsome Armand (Robert Taylor), even as her health begins to deteriorate due to tuberculosis. Garbo received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her devastating performance. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Wednesday, February 23 – 7:30 PM

Larry Karaszewski Presents: Double Feature: DIRTY HARRY, 1971, Warner Bros., 102 min. Director Don Siegel turns ’60s hippie mecca San Francisco into an unforgettable ’70s war zone of bank robbers and psycho-killers, governed only by the long gun of the law - in the form of Magnum-toting Clint Eastwood. Trailer

COOL HAND LUKE, 1967, Warner Bros., 126 min. Dir. Stuart Rosenberg. When cool cat Luke (Paul Newman) gets drunk and decides to lop off the heads of parking meters, he’s charged with destruction of public property and sentenced to a chain gang. The proverbial ton of bricks falls on him for a relatively minor offense, and his rebellious free spirit foments a dangerous contest of wills with the warden (Strother Martin) and his sadistic underlings (Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Robert Donner). Nominated for four Oscars, including Best Music (Lalo Schifrin). Discussion between films with composer Lalo Schifrin, moderated by Larry Karaszewski. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

Thursday, February 24 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print! PLAYTIME, 1967, Janus Films, 126 min. Dir. Jacques Tati. Monsieur Hulot is on his way to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets caught in a tourist invasion and roams around the city with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. In true Tati fashion, we are shown Paris as a stylish maze of mid century modern architecture filled with the latest technological gadgets. In French with English subtitles. [70mm] Clip | Buy Tickets