Starting Nov 2: All AC Screenings & Events are Vaccinated-Only
35mm, 70mm, nitrate, state-of-the-art digital. Q&As, retrospectives, double-features, triple-features, marathons. We’re a year-round film festival. There’s something for everyone in our programming lineup.
The American Cinematheque is a member-donor-volunteer supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema.
37 years of American Cinematheque film programming….and counting. Dive into the AC Vault to discover past Q&As and clips from our vast and newly digitized archives, old calendars and programs, new podcasts, conversations and much more.
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.
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Los Feliz 3 | Pre-taped introduction by PASSING filmmaker Rebecca Hall
This is a vaccinated-only screening
Home / Now Showing / Rebecca Hall Presents IMITATION OF LIFE
If less famous than Douglas Sirk’s 1959 remake, the first screen adaptation of Fannie Hurst’s novel may be the stronger in its exploration of social issues. Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers star as single mothers who through the years build a successful business together despite the era’s racial restrictions – and the desire of Beavers’ daughter to pass for white. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, and named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2005.