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Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles.
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The American Cinematheque Show Holiday Spectacular continues with Part 2, Ghost of Q&As Present, where host Grant Moninger tasks guests Deanna Rooney and Jonah Ray (MST3K) with settling longstanding debates over which films can be considered Christmas classics.
In the American Cinematheque Show’s Holiday Spectacular, host Grant Moninger talks with several longtime friends of the AC about their favorite holiday season films, as they answer the eternal question “What makes a Christmas film?”
In the American Cinematheque Show’s Haunted House of Gothic Horror episode, host Grant Moninger talks with gothic aficionados Joe Dante and Barbara Crampton about cinema’s most frightening estates, from James Whale’s decrepit Old Dark House to Andre De Toth’s three-dimensional wax museum to Robert Wise’s faithful recreation of Shirley Jackson’s infamous Hill House.
In the American Cinematheque Show’s first episode, screenwriter Larry Karaszewski and host Grant Moninger travel back to 1971, where news faces were beginning to shake up Hollywood, film canisters were mysteriously arriving filled with questionable substances, and independent film was hitting its very first peak.