FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Margot Gerber
323/461-2020, ext. 115
July 21, 2000


THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS
INSPIRED BY AND ADAPTED FROM…, A SHORT FILM SHOWCASE CELEBRATING THE
CONNECTION BETWEEN LITERATURE AND FILM

Wednesday, August 9, 2000 - 7:30 PM

HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque presents Inspired By and Adapted
From… (Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 PM), a showcase of short films that
turn great literary achievements into compelling motion pictures.   What
inspires a short film?  This eclectic program of quick flicks
illustrates how literature, myth, age-old fairytales, and even popular
mainstream movies influence and inspire the world of the short film. All
screenings take place in the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at
the historic Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland
and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.
The films featured during this program include: Paul Marashlian's "Merry
Christmas" (15 min.) -- Based on John Cheever's short story, "Christmas
Is A Sad Season For The Poor", this delicate film studies the
motivations of an elevator man who openly shares his holiday woes while
carrying an apartment house's upper-class residents to and from their
woes.  Patrick Yu & Yuriko Senoo's "Spider's Thread" (12 min.) --
Interweaving live-action and computer animation, this gorgeous,
modern-day reworking of an ancient Buddhist fable pits the character
between his better self and his character defects.  Chris Landreth's
"Bingo" (6 min.) -- This spectacular, animated film savagely illustrates
what happens when a lie is told long enough and loud enough. Based on
the play, Disregard This Play by Greg Kotis and The Neo-Futurists. This
film won Best Short Film at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film
Festival.  Jeffrey Wand's "The Killers" (12 min.) -- A moody reworking
of a Hemingway short story finds our main character taking refuge from
his pursuers in a noirish diner.  Joe Nussbaum's "George Lucas in Love"
(11min.) -- What inspired the greatest fable of the 20th Century?   Where
it all began…long ago (the 1960's), in a galaxy (USC), far, far, away
(Los Angeles)… Kirsten Lara Getchell's "Leaving Drew" (21 min.) -- This
whimsical film examines the difference between coincidence and fate.
Inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."   Clive Saunder's
"Love for $17.50" (25 min.) -- This raw, unflinching adaptation of
Charles Bukowski's short story offers another look at madness in "The
City of Angels." Please note that these films do not necessarily screen
in the order listed here.
Discussion to follow screening with Joe Nussbaum & Joseph Levy (George
Lucas in Love) Paul Marashlian, (Merry Christmas) Patrick Yu & Yuriko
Senoo, ("Spider's Thread") Jeffrey Wand ("The Killers"), Kirsten Lara
Getchell ("Leaving Drew"), and Clive Saunders ("Love For $17.50").
Press kits, black & white and color photos as well as " screening
cassettes are available.  Call Publicist Margot Gerber for press
materials at 323.461.2020, ext. 115 or Publicity Assistant Jasmine Ong
at x-116.
        For information about American Cinematheque events, please call
323.466-FILM. THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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American Cinematheque, 1800 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 717,
Hollywood, CA  90028  tel (323) 466-3456  fax (323) 461.9737
http://www.egyptiantheatre.com



 

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