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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 January:

 

These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives except for the Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Series!

 

 

Saturday, January 1 – 7:30 PM

Restored Version! THE GODFATHER PART II, 1974, Paramount, 200 min. Francis Ford Coppola expands upon and deepens the themes of THE GODFATHER with this ambitious sequel. The film follows two stories of gangsters rising to power: a young Don Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro), and his son Michael (Al Pacino) decades later. Coppola’s parallel structure allows him to compare and contrast two American eras and consider the political and cultural changes of the 20th century; it’s an approach that makes THE GODFATHER PART II an epic work of art as well as one of the most entertaining crime movies ever made. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Sunday, January 2 – 3:00 PM

Triple Feature: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, 1981, Paramount, 115 min. Archaeologist Harrison Ford battles occult-obsessed Nazis and former girlfriend Karen Allen as he attempts to save the Ark of the Covenant. Brilliant, non-stop adventure from director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas. [35mm] Trailer

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, 1984, Paramount, 118 min. Dir. Steven Spielberg. This time we find Jones fleeing Shanghai and attempting to help free a village’s children from indentured servitude to a maniacal cult. Before the last reel unspools, Jones will fight for survival in the nefarious Temple of Doom. [35mm] Trailer

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, 1989, Paramount, 127 min. Director Steven Spielberg returns for the third entry in the series with Indiana (Harrison Ford) searching for his father (Sean Connery), a brilliant archaeologist who has been kidnapped by the Nazis. [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Wednesday, January 5 – 7:30 PM

6TH ANNUAL FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS. This shorts program celebrates the directorial work of actresses-turned-directors, Oscar winners, emerging filmmakers, experimental artists, documentarians, animators, and cinema pioneers.

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Featured shorts: Kirsten Dunst’s "Bastard" (2010, USA, 6 mins). A young couple in crisis find their way to a desert motel. Cynthia Wade’s "Born Sweet" (2010, 29 min, Cambodia). Winner of Best Documentary at Aspen ShortsFest, the latest from Oscar-winner Wade tells the courageous and inspirational story of a 15-year-old Cambodian stricken with arsenic poisoning. Sam Taylor-Wood’s "Love You More" (2008, 15 min, UK). Set in 1978 London, this classroom-set teenage love story is from NOWHERE BOY director Taylor-Wood. Kate Lain’s "Git Along, Little Dogies" (2010, 9 min, USA). A woman confronts the fact that she's always been defined by her breasts rather than by her actions and accomplishments. Amy Ephron’s "Chloe @ 3 A.M." (2010, USA, 8 min.). A contemporary deconstructionist film told partly through dance and featuring the Maia Harari Dance Theatre. ShawneÚ & Shawnelle Gibbs’ "Sule and the Case of the Tiny Sparks" (2010, 11 min, USA). A young African girl solicits the help of Sule, a pint-sized detective. Liz Blazer’s "Backseat Bingo" (2004, 5 min, USA). An animated documentary about senior citizens and romance. Cleo Madison’s "Eleanor’s Catch" (1916, 12 min, USA). This classic silent-era potboiler with a twist was written by and stars the director. Discussion to follow with filmmakers Amy Ephron, ShawneÚ & Shawnelle Gibbs, Kate Lain and others subject to availability. Please check back for updates! Reception to follow the discussion. Series compiled by Andrew P. Crane, Kim Adelman and Andrea Richards. Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, January 8 – 7:30 PM

50th Anniversary! BLUE HAWAII, 1961, Paramount, 101 min. Dir. Norman Taurog. Before all the formula ‘60s movies that turned Elvis Presley from an icon into a self-parody, there was this sparkling original that subsequent filmmakers sought to use as the cookie-cutter guarantee to Presley movie success. Sumptuous cinematography, frothy plot, pleasing comic turns, skillful acting from co-stars Angela Lansbury and Joan Blackman, and songs as enchanting as the island paradise all aim to please. From "Rock-A-Hula Baby" to "Can't Help Falling In Love" and the title song - this is classic Elvis 2.0, post-army and pre-rhinestone. The movie and the soundtrack were among the most successful of his career. [35mm] Toast Elvis' 76th birthday with a tropical drink special from Maui and Sons Bar and Grill (the new restaurant opening soon in the Egyptian's courtyard). Play KINGO and other Elvis themed games with "Elvis" himself and a special performance by the King of Tiki musical entertainment, King Kukelele and special guests starting at 6PM. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Sunday, January 9 – 5:00 PM

75th Anniversary! SHOW BOAT, 1936, Warner Bros., 113 min. James Whale of FRANKENSTEIN fame directs Irene Dunne in this splendid Oscar Hammerstein musical about an overly trusting young woman who, against her mother's better judgment, is thrust into the spotlight as leading lady in a show boat theater company. Features the classic, wistful song "Ol' Man River" as performed by Paul Robeson. [35mm] In Person! Actress Marilyn Knowlden who played Kim Ravenal as a child in the movie. Clip | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Monday, January 10 - 7:30 PM

Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Denmark Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: IN A BETTER WORLD (HĂVNEN), 2010, 119 min. Anton (Mikael Persbrandt, 2012’s THE HOBBIT), a doctor who tends to abused pregnant women in an African refugee camp, commutes from his home in quiet Denmark. When his older son Elias is defended from bullying by classmate Christian, Elias is exposed to ideas of violence and vengeance from which his pacifist father has always sheltered him. The boys quickly form a strong bond, but when Christian involves Elias in a dangerous act of revenge with potentially tragic consequences, their friendship is tested and lives are put in danger. Ultimately, it is their parents who are left to help them come to terms with the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy. A proponent of Dogme 95, director Susanne Bier (THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE) employs vÚritÚ technique to evoke strong emotion, resulting in "a gripping meditation on the choices between pacificism and violence that are faced in so-called civilized society as well as extreme Third World situations." – Mike Goodridge, Screen International In Danish with English subtitles. Trailer | Official Website More Golden Globe films. Buy Tickets | See Schedule at both theatres.

 

 

Saturday, January 15 – 1:00 PM

Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Seminar. Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Discover the best of 2010 foreign-language films with the Golden Globes’ five* foreign-language nominees. Please join us for a FREE round-table seminar with directors of the five nominated films. Moderated by Mike Goodridge of Screen International. Free parking in the Classic Parking lot at Las Palmas Avenue and Selma Avenue behind the Egyptian. This parking is first come, first served. You must tell the attendant that you are going to the Egyptian Theatre for the Golden Globe event. This is a free event. First come, first served. More Golden Globe films. See full screening schedule.

 

 

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Thursday, January 20 – 7:30 PM

New 35mm Print! THE LEOPARD (IL GATTOPARDO), 1963, 20th Century Fox, 185 min. Italy celebrates 150 years of unification in 2011 and this film depicts a lot of that history. It is Italy's GONE WITH THE WIND. Adapting Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s literary masterwork, director Luchino Visconti focuses on philosophical, melancholic Prince Salina (Burt Lancaster), a Sicilian nobleman well aware of the inevitability of the violent Garibaldi-led upheavals then occurring in his country. He is determined to see his family survive, in whatever form, and he watches approvingly as his nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon) becomes engaged to the smolderingly beautiful and sweet-natured Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), the daughter of a wealthy, wily merchant. With a sublime score by the incomparable Nino Rota. If you have never seen it on the big screen, now is your chance! "…One of Visconti's achievements is to make that rare thing, a great film of a great book…The cinema at its best can give us the illusion of living another life, and that's what happens here…miraculous and emotionally devastating…" – Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times [35mm] In Italian with English subtitles. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

 

Friday, January 21 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros., 139 min. "I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that," murmurs the (conscious?) supercomputer HAL 9000 as it attempts to eliminate bothersome human astronaut Keir Dullea. 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! [70mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, January 22

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

 

 

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Saturday, January 22 – 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair

Join us at noon before the trilogy and throughout the afternoon as the Egyptian Courtyard is magically transformed into an Elizabethan village with food and merchants, performers and craft demonstrations courtesy of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Don’t forget to sign up for our raffle for free tickets to the Faire! Free admission.

 

Saturday, January 22 – 1:00 PM

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.

Director Peter Jackson and a brilliantly talented cast and crew brought to cinematic life J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure of good against evil. The future of civilization rests on the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries, and powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. Fate has placed it in the hands of a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who undertakes a heroic quest through Middle Earth. With Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen.

Triple Feature: 10th Anniversary! THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, 2001, Warner Bros., 208 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [35mm] Trailer

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, 2002, Warner Bros., 223 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [35mm] Trailer

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, 2003, Warner Bros., 201 min. Dir. Peter Jackson. [35mm]

Trailer  | Buy Tickets

The Director’s Cut of all three films will be shown.

 

 

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Sunday, January 23 – 2:00 PM

Four Sunday matinees, running monthly starting in January 2011 at the Egyptian Theatre. Join us for LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, LA BOHEME and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE, screening in beautiful digital format on the really big screen.

TOSCA, 123 min. Giacomo Puccini’s classic is a tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception featuring an idealistic artist, a celebrated singer and a corrupt police chief engaging in a fierce battle of wills. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great melodrama set in 1800 is anything but dated. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka makes her Company debut in the title role. Baritone Lado Ataneli (Scarpia) and Italian tenor Carlo Ventre make up the other sides of this fatal love triangle. Recorded Summer 2009, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. "Adrianne Pieczonka, making her company debut, sang… with strength and heart… her voice had a prismatic quality, light and color-filled, like Puccini's music itself." -San Jose Mercury News. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, in 3 acts with 2 ten-minute intermissions. San Francisco Opera Official Website | Buy Tickets

 

 

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Saturday, January 29 –3:00 PM

Co-Presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles:

The RMS Queen Mary (90 min.) Launched in an era when speed and grandeur went hand-in-hand, the RMS Queen Mary is the last survivor of the golden age of ocean liners. For their new book from Arcadia Publishing, RMS Queen Mary, the authors--Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Frank Cooper, Athene Mihalakis Kovacic and John Thomas, who are all board members of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, and Don Lynch, the best selling author of Titanic, An Illustrated History -were given unprecedented access to the archives of the ship. Join them for a book-signing and hour-long lecture illustrated with archival photos tracing the history of the ship that once kept movie stars, tycoons, and royalty cocooned in luxury on the chilly Atlantic crossing, through the dangerous years of World War II, to her final home in Long Beach. Throughout her varied career, the Queen Mary has been a generous showcase of art, an icon of speed and style, and a magnificent example of a time when oceans could be crossed in both comfort and beauty. All proceeds from the book support restoration of the art aboard the Queen Mary. Booksigning with the authors will follow the lecture from 4 - 4:30 PM. General admission $8. American Cinematheque and Art Deco Society Members $5. Buy Tickets