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Read More about Actor Tom Skerritt talks about his new film ‘East of the Mountains’ and recounts his many memorable roles
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Actor Tom Skerritt talks about his new film ‘East of the Mountains’ and recounts his many memorable roles

September 24, 2021 —

Tom Skerritt, who fans remember from films like “Alien” and “Top Gun,” chatted about his new film “East of the Mountains.”

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Read More about Movie Fans Repeated ‘Candyman.’ But Not the Name of Its Director
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Movie Fans Repeated ‘Candyman.’ But Not the Name of Its Director

September 3, 2021 —

At first there weren’t a lot of people besides the writer-director Bernard Rose who thought it was a good idea to make the title villain of the 1992 film “Candyman” Black.

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Read More about Los Feliz 3 Movie Theater Reopens, With American Cinematheque Picking the Films
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Los Feliz 3 Movie Theater Reopens, With American Cinematheque Picking the Films

August 5, 2021 —

After a year-and-a-half, a presidential election, and an international pandemic, the Los Feliz 3 theater on Vermont Avenue is finally reopening this Saturday.

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Read More about Participant to Receive American Cinematheque’s Power of Cinema Award
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Participant to Receive American Cinematheque’s Power of Cinema Award

July 8, 2021 —

The American Cinematheque has set another honoree for its Nov. 18 gala, confirming media company Participant to receive the Power of Cinema Award presented by Hill Valley.

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Scarlett Johansson to Receive American Cinematheque Award

June 22, 2021 —

Scarlett Johansson will receive the 35th annual American Cinematheque Award gala and tribute at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 18.

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Scarlett Johansson to Receive American Cinematheque Honor

June 22, 2021 —

Scarlett Johansson has a date with American Cinematheque on Nov. 18.

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Read More about California has opened. My beloved local theater hasn’t. Why?
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California has opened. My beloved local theater hasn’t. Why?

June 22, 2021 —

In 1993’s “True Romance,” Christian Slater as Clarence and Patricia Arquette as call girl Alabama enjoy a martial arts triple feature at a single-screen Detroit movie theater. Except in reality, it’s not a Detroit cinema; it’s the classic Vista Theatre, on the border of Los Feliz and East Hollywood, serving as a stand-in.

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Read More about Aero Theatre in Santa Monica Set to Reopen
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Aero Theatre in Santa Monica Set to Reopen

June 10, 2021 —

The nonprofit cultural-arts and film-preservation group American Cinematheque will reopen the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Thursday.

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Santa Monica Daily Press

Moviegoers trickle back as the lights flick on at local theaters

June 1, 2021 —

After 14 months of closure local theaters are coming back to life, luring cinephiles with the promise of fresh popcorn and strict safety protocols.

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Read More about American Cinematheque Will Reopen Aero in June and Program Films at Los Feliz 3 Theatre
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American Cinematheque Will Reopen Aero in June and Program Films at Los Feliz 3 Theatre

May 19, 2021 —

The American Cinematheque announced that the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will reopen on June 10.

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Read More about American Cinematheque Announces Aero Theatre’s Reopening & New Partnership With Los Feliz 3
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American Cinematheque Announces Aero Theatre’s Reopening & New Partnership With Los Feliz 3

May 19, 2021 —

American Cinematheque announced on Wednesday that the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will reopen on June 10, also teasing a new partnership with the Los Feliz 3.

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Read More about The 50 Most Beautiful Cinemas in the World
TimeOut

The 50 Most Beautiful Cinemas in the World

February 26, 2021 —

From shiny multiplexes to opulent indies to that one around the corner with the sticky carpets and the slightly stale pick ‘n’ mix, the spectrum of cinemas is a mile wide – and we miss them all. All of them are sanctuaries for movie lovers; places to go dream and be transported.

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Read More about Cynthia Erivo, Shaka King and More Discuss Black Identity in Film
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Cynthia Erivo, Shaka King and More Discuss Black Identity in Film

February 20, 2021 —

Leading Black filmmakers, producers and writers opened up about what inspired them to enter cinema and the importance of capturing the Black diasporic experience on screen during a virtual panel co-hosted by the American Cinematheque and the African American Film Critics Association.

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Read More about Spike Lee’s American Cinematheque Tribute Sets Presenters, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Stars
The Hollywood Reporter

Spike Lee’s American Cinematheque Tribute Sets Presenters, ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Stars

January 11, 2021 —

Spike Lee’s American Cinematheque tribute is taking shape with the addition of Angela Bassett, Ryan Coogler, Jodie Foster, Rosie Perez and Da 5 Bloods stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

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Read More about American Cinematheque Sets New Board Members
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American Cinematheque Sets New Board Members

November 16, 2020 —

American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said Monday that producer Stephanie Allain, WME partner Esther Chang and Black List founder Franklin Leonard will serve as new board members at the organization.

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Read More about After Netflix Deal, American Cinematheque Hires Executive Director, Adds Three Board Members
The Hollywood Reporter

After Netflix Deal, American Cinematheque Hires Executive Director, Adds Three Board Members

November 16, 2020 —

The Cinematheque, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit committed to screening movies in theaters and fostering conversations between filmmakers and moviegoers, had been in increasingly dire financial straits for several years.

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Read More about Spike Lee to Get American Cinematheque Virtual Award Honor
The Hollywood Reporter

Spike Lee to Get American Cinematheque Virtual Award Honor

October 22, 2020 —

The American Cinematheque will honor Spike Lee with its 34th American Cinematheque Award, which will be presented Jan. 14, 2021 as part of a pandemic-era virtual tribute.

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Variety

Spike Lee to Receive American Cinematheque Award

October 22, 2020 —

Spike Lee will receive the American Cinematheque Award and will be honored during a virtual tribute on Jan. 14, 2021.

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Read More about Thanks to the Drive-In, Beyond Fest Pulls Off Something Beyond Belief: A Non-Virtual U.S. Film Festival in a Pandemic
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Thanks to the Drive-In, Beyond Fest Pulls Off Something Beyond Belief: A Non-Virtual U.S. Film Festival in a Pandemic

October 9, 2020 —

The idea of a U.S. film festival sticking to its dates in 2020 with a fully programmed, all-physical, non-virtual slate of screenings?

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Read More about This year’s Beyond Fest film lineup lifts a ‘resilient middle finger’ to COVID-19
Los Angeles Times

This year’s Beyond Fest film lineup lifts a ‘resilient middle finger’ to COVID-19

September 18, 2020 —

While film festivals and much of public life have gone virtual in the pandemic, Los Angeles’ genre-focused Beyond Fest is here to say: “F— COVID.”

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Read More about Lynn Shelton to Receive American Cinematheque Salute With Marc Maron, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington
The Hollywood Reporter

Lynn Shelton to Receive American Cinematheque Salute With Marc Maron, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington

August 20, 2020 —

The late director will be feted with a virtual celebration of her small-screen work featuring collaborators, friends and boyfriend Marc Maron.

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Read More about Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault
Los Angeles Times

Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault

June 15, 2020 —

Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault

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Read More about Movies Till Dawn: Out of the Past
The Los Angeles Beat

Movies Till Dawn: Out of the Past

June 12, 2020 —

The restored “MR TOPAZE” will make its virtual debut at the American Cinematheque.

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Read More about When Netflix Paid $14.4 Million for Egyptian Theatre, It Saved an Ailing American Cinematheque — Exclusive
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When Netflix Paid $14.4 Million for Egyptian Theatre, It Saved an Ailing American Cinematheque — Exclusive

June 10, 2020 —

Faced with over $8 million in essential renovations at the Egyptian Theatre, the American Cinematheque faced closing the historic Hollywood movie palace and ceasing to exist as an organization. And then, Netflix bought the theater.

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Read More about Netflix to put a new spin on L.A.’s classic Egyptian Theatre
Los Angeles Times

Netflix to put a new spin on L.A.’s classic Egyptian Theatre

May 29, 2020 —

Netflix to put a new spin on L.A.’s classic Egyptian Theatre.

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Read More about Indie Focus: The delicate power of ‘Driveways’
Los Angeles Times

Indie Focus: The delicate power of ‘Driveways’

May 8, 2020 —

The American Cinematheque is going to host an online screening and virtual Q&A for “The Half of It.”…there will be an online discussion with writer-director Alice Wu and stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire moderated by “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang.

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Read More about American Cinematheque Goes Online During Coronavirus Crisis, Debuts Oscar Winner Agnès Varda’s Ultra Rare Short
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American Cinematheque Goes Online During Coronavirus Crisis, Debuts Oscar Winner Agnès Varda’s Ultra Rare Short

April 7, 2020 —

Today it is offering the digital debut of the extremely rare short The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany, from legendary Oscar-winning filmmaker Agnès Varda.

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Read More about Movie theaters are closed but American Cinematheque is taking you into the projection room
Time Out

Movie theaters are closed but American Cinematheque is taking you into the projection room

March 31, 2020 —

The film organization behind theaters such as Hollywood’s Egyptian and Santa Monica’s Aero just released a video where chief projectionist Benjamin Tucker talks us through the projection room of the world-famous Egyptian Theatre.

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Read More about Classic Movies in L.A. This Week: A Salute to John Sayles
Los Angeles Times

Classic Movies in L.A. This Week: A Salute to John Sayles

February 9, 2020 —

John Sayles: Independent Salute to the veteran indie filmmaker includes screenings of such Sayles classics as “Return of the Secaucus Seven,” “Matewan,” “Brother From Another Planet,” “Lone Star,” “Limbo,” “Passion Fish” and “Eight Men Out.”

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Read More about John Ford is paired with other great directors at the Aero
Los Angeles Time

John Ford is paired with other great directors at the Aero

January 29, 2020 —

The shrewd programmers at the American Cinematheque have dreamt up an engaging way to riff off the Oscar-nominated success of “Ford v Ferrari” by putting together a series called “Ford vs…” that pairs a John Ford film with a similarly themed work by another director.

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Read More about Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin fondly look back at The Last of Sheila
Los Angeles Times

Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin fondly look back at The Last of Sheila

January 24, 2020 —

Benjamin was one of the stars of “The Last of Sheila” along with Dyan Cannon. The two are reuniting for a screening of the film on Sunday evening at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

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Read More about Neon Sets U.S. Release Date For Black & White Version Of ‘Parasite’
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Neon Sets U.S. Release Date For Black & White Version Of ‘Parasite’

January 22, 2020 —

The highly anticipated black and white version of the film will debut in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theater January 31.

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Read More about Review: ‘Varda by Agnès,’ a moviemaking masterclass in Agnès Varda’s final film
Los Angeles Times

Review: ‘Varda by Agnès,’ a moviemaking masterclass in Agnès Varda’s final film

December 5, 2019 —

Review: ‘Varda by Agnès,’ a moviemaking masterclass in Agnès Varda’s final film.

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Read More about Christopher Nolan Hopes Nitrate Print of ‘Rebecca’ Will Reestablish the Film’s Place in Hitchcock’s Legacy
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Christopher Nolan Hopes Nitrate Print of ‘Rebecca’ Will Reestablish the Film’s Place in Hitchcock’s Legacy

November 17, 2019 —

“These screenings are all about seeing a work the way a filmmaker originally intended to show it,” Nolan said at a presentation at the Egyptian Theatre in LA.

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Read More about Charlize Theron Receives American Cinematheque Tribute And Gets Roasted By Two Seths – MacFarlane And Rogen
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Charlize Theron Receives American Cinematheque Tribute And Gets Roasted By Two Seths – MacFarlane And Rogen

November 9, 2019 —

Charlize Theron became the 33rd recipient, and 7th woman, and first South African to get the American Cinematheque Award on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Read More about Seth Rogen, Seth MacFarlane Roast Charlize Theron During Bawdy American Cinematheque Ceremony
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Seth Rogen, Seth MacFarlane Roast Charlize Theron During Bawdy American Cinematheque Ceremony

November 9, 2019 —

As Charlize Theron accepted the 33rd American Cinematheque honor at the Beverly Hilton on Friday night, the atmosphere more resembled a roast than a reverential evening celebrating the cinematic achievements of an Oscar winner.

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Read More about Elliott Gould Texted Steven Soderbergh About Making the Sequel to ‘The Long Goodbye’
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Elliott Gould Texted Steven Soderbergh About Making the Sequel to ‘The Long Goodbye’

September 29, 2019 —

During a wide-ranging Q&A following a screening of Altman’s 1973 classic at LA’s Beyond Fest, Gould talked about his most iconic collaborations — and even a brief encounter with Alfred Hitchcock.

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Read More about Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Mister America’, More
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Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit’, ‘Mister America’, More

September 3, 2019 —

The Hollywood-based genre festival Beyond Fest on Tuesday unveiled its 2019 lineup, which kicks off September 25 with the double feature Color Out of Space from Richard Stanley and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real.

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Read More about American Cinematheque’s Gwen Deglise Moore Receives Top French Honor As Film Organization Faces Period Of Transition
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American Cinematheque’s Gwen Deglise Moore Receives Top French Honor As Film Organization Faces Period Of Transition

March 27, 2019 —

American Cinematheque Head of Programming Gwen Deglise Moore became the latest to receive the distinguished Insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Letters, an award established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

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