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40 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.
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Aero Theatre | Guest Programmed by Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh. Presented in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cinematic Void.
THEY LIVE, SOCIETY, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, CHOPPING MALL, BLOOD DINER and ANGEL
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Home / Now Showing / Sunshine and Noir: 1980s L.A. Horror Marathon
Borrowing its name from the phrase cultural historian Mike Davis used to describe how Los Angeles is more sinister, intense, and foreboding than the city’s boosters care to admit, Sunshine and Noir: 1980s L.A. Horror Marathon takes a deep dive into the L.A.-based horror films that terrorized a generation and continue to define its fears. Curated by Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, who brings a loving yet critical eye to the genre as a Black horror fan, and Cinematic Void’s James Branscome, the marathon illuminates the ways in which horror films played out 1980s L.A.’s preoccupation with ambition, health, and wealth. With a guest artist panel foregrounding the voices of women and issues of representation, Sunshine to Noir promises a both thoughtful and chilling descent into the City of Angels’ dark side.
– Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, curator
THEY LIVE, 1988, Universal, 87 min, USA, Dir: John Carpenter.
SOCIETY, 1989, AGFA, 99 min, USA, Dir: Brian Yuzna.
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, 1982, AGFA, 77 min, USA, Dir: Amy Holden Jones.
CHOPPING MALL, 1986, AGFA, 77 min, USA, Dir: Jim Wynorski.
FORMAT: 35mm collection print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive
BLOOD DINER, 1987, Lionsgate, 88 min, USA, Dir. Jackie Kong.
ANGEL, 1984, AGFA, 94 min, USA, Dir. Robert Vincent O’Neil.
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