10/11/21 - 11/3/21

AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window

ABOUT THE SERIES

For almost as long as there have been movies, there have been movies about voyeurs – perhaps because the very act of moviegoing itself, of peeking in on the dreams, desires, and experiences of others, is an act of voyeurism. It’s no surprise that many of the greatest filmmakers in the history of the medium have therefore sought to explicitly take on voyeurism as a subject in order to ask provocative questions about what it really means to watch and be watched, and how both voyeur and subject are altered by the act of watching.

While filmmakers like Michelangelo Antonioni (BLOW-UP), Paul Schrader (AUTOFOCUS) and Brian DePalma (BLOW OUT, BODY DOUBLE) take on the act of moviemaking directly (following in the footsteps of the great Michael Powell, whose PEEPING TOM equates filmmaking with murder), other directors (Alfred Hitchcock with REAR WINDOW, David Lynch with LOST HIGHWAY and BLUE VELVET) examine the act of movie watching, exploring how we project our own anxieties onto the subjects of our gaze.

Voyeurism can be a source of comedy (HI, MOM!, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), social commentary (TAXI DRIVER, CACHÉ), or nerve-jangling horror (UNDER THE SKIN); it also allows for psychological suspense of unusual intensity thanks to the intimate relationship between filmmaker and audience that the subject encourages (THE VOYEURS, RED ROAD). To become fully immersed in the hypnotic power of voyeurism requires submitting to the power of the big screen, and the American Cinematheque is proud to present 80 years’ worth of classics at the Los Feliz 3, projected as they were meant to be seen.

In addition to the aforementioned films, this series includes the 1949 film noir THE WINDOW, which laid the groundwork for many cinematic forays into voyeurism to come, as well as the films of international masters Krzysztof Kieślowski (RED) and Shinya Tsukamoto (A SNAKE OF JUNE).

Program Notes by Jim Hemphill.

Read More about PEEPING TOM
Mon October 11, 2021

7:00 PM

PEEPING TOM

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window” series

Read More about AUTO FOCUS
Thu October 14, 2021

10:00 PM

AUTO FOCUS

Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with Larry Karaszewski & Michael Gerbosi

 

Read More about THE VOYEURS
Fri October 15, 2021

7:00 PM

THE VOYEURS

Free

Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker Michael Mohan. moderated by Katie Walsh

Read More about BODY DOUBLE
Fri October 15, 2021

10:00 PM

BODY DOUBLE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Introduction by filmmaker Michael Mohan

Read More about REAR WINDOW
Sat October 16, 2021

7:00 PM

REAR WINDOW

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about BODY DOUBLE
Sat October 16, 2021

10:00 PM

BODY DOUBLE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window” series

Read More about THREE COLORS: RED
Sun October 17, 2021

10:00 PM

THREE COLORS: RED

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about A SNAKE OF JUNE
Tue October 19, 2021

10:00 PM

A SNAKE OF JUNE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window” series

Read More about BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
Wed October 20, 2021

7:00 PM

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about UNDER THE SKIN
Wed October 20, 2021

10:00 PM

UNDER THE SKIN

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window” series

Read More about LOST HIGHWAY
Thu October 21, 2021

10:00 PM

LOST HIGHWAY

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about LOST HIGHWAY
Fri October 22, 2021

10:00 PM

LOST HIGHWAY

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about BLOW OUT
Sat October 23, 2021

10:00 PM

BLOW OUT

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about BLOW-UP
Sun October 24, 2021

4:00 PM

BLOW-UP

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about BLOW OUT
Sun October 24, 2021

7:00 PM

BLOW OUT

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about CACHE
Wed October 27, 2021

7:00 PM

CACHE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about BLUE VELVET
Thu October 28, 2021

7:00 PM

BLUE VELVET

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about RED ROAD
Thu October 28, 2021

10:00 PM

RED ROAD

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Part of the “AUTEUR/VOYEUR: Through the Rear Window” series

Read More about BLUE VELVET
Fri October 29, 2021

7:00 PM

BLUE VELVET

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about TAXI DRIVER
Sat October 30, 2021

7:00 PM

TAXI DRIVER

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm

Read More about HI, MOM!
Sat October 30, 2021

10:00 PM

HI, MOM!

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | In 35mm