|Special Events in May:
Street Closure Warning!
Monday, May 1 7:30 PM
Glenn Fords 90th Birthday
GILDAS 60th Anniversary!
Restored 35 mm Print! GILDA, 1946, Sony Repertory, 110 min. Dir. Charles Vidor. Glenn Ford
had made over a dozen films already, but GILDA really put him on the map as one of the
most unique leading men of his generation. It was also the movie that defined Rita
Hayworths onscreen image more than any other, and helped elevate her to Hollywood
superstardom in the 1940s. Rita stars as the sultry, torch-singing wife of a South
American casino owner (George Macready), who finds herself in serious hot water when she
re-connects with former flame, Ford. Plus: A rare short subject showcasing
Fords first on-screen appearance. Special pre-screening
appearance by Glenn Ford. Discussion following with Glenns son, Peter Ford. Also
scheduled to attend, special guests Debbie Reynolds,
Martin Landau, Angie Dickinson, Shirley Jones, Rip Taylor, Ernest Borgnine, Jamie Farr,
Paul Mazursky, Michelle Phillips, followed by a birthday cake reception sponsored by Moet & Chandon champagne and Chopin Vodka.
With additional celebrity guests:
Earl Holliman ("Giant"
"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral") Dean Jones ("Jailhouse Rock"
Carol Lynley ("Poseidon Adventure" "Return
to Peyton Place")
Anne Jeffreys ("I Married An Angel" "Step
Lively") Ann Rutherford ("Gone with the Wind" Andy Hardy)
Peter Mark Richman ("Dynasty" "Three's
Company") Sue Ane Langdon ("Roustabout")
Johnny Crawford ("The Rifleman") Robert Pine
("CHiPs" "Independence Day")
Stella Stevens ("The Poseidon Adventure"
"The Ballad of Cable Hogue")
Official Glenn Ford Salute Website.
Presented in Association with The Heartland Film Festival, Turner
Classic Movies and Variety. Special
Ticket price for this event only includes dessert reception after the screening. General:
$15; Student/Senior: $12 & Members: $10.
Wednesday, May 3 7:30 PM
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min. Dir. Thom Andersen. A must see for Los
Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival
and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! "This
cinematic essay focuses on the discrepancy between the lived-in urban reality of Los
Angeles and its various century-deep cinematic mythologies, the movie is about more than
just what the movies get wrong. Its about the way the imaginary space of cinema
intrudes upon the actual space of our lives, so that the L.A. of the movies becomes a kind
of separate urban reality unto itself." -- Toronto Star. Voted the Best
Documentary of 2004 by the Village Voice and on LA Times Critic Kenneth
Turans top 10 films of the year (2005).
OSCAR DOCUMENTARY SHORTS [Spielberg
Saturdays, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Don't miss this rare chance to see a program of the nominated
and winning documentary short films for this year's Academy Awards. Always a magnificent
look into the talent working in this often overlooked format. Approx. total running time:
Steven Okazakis "The Mushroom Club"
(35 min). In this examination of the terrible personal toll that followed the bombing
of Hiroshima sixty years ago, ten people whose lives were marked by the explosion are
profiled. Kimberlee Acquaro & Stacy Shermans "God Sleeps in Rwanda"
(30 min). The genocide that devastated Rwanda in 1994 also left in its wake a
population that was suddenly seventy percent female. Five courageous women struggle to
rebuild their lives in a society still reeling from its bloody recent history. Corinne
Marrinan & Eric Simonsons "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman
Corwin (40 min). This exploration of the lasting impact of radio broadcasting legend
Norman Corwins work focuses on his landmark 1945 piece, "On a Note of
Triumph," which aired on the evening of VE day. Dan Krauss "The Death
of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club" (27 min). After shooting an
award-winning photograph that captured the full horror of starvation in the Sudan, South
African photojournalist Kevin Carter found himself tormented by doubts about the ethical
implications of his work.
Saturday, May 6 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 13 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 20 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 13 10:30 AM
HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour
& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour
11:30 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Saturday, May 13 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS, 103 min.
Slamdance and The American Cinematheque proudly present a collection of Slamdance 2006
short films. From the Slamdance Film Festival in the snow-capped peaks of Park City, this
shorts program showcases an eclectic cornucopia of comedy, animation, documentary,
experimentation, and even a little nudity. Featuring NO MORE SYMPATHY FOR BASTARDS
OR MY LOVER, STASIS, TRIPTYCH, THE HOMECOMING (Directed
by LA sensation Pretty Thingsss), PATTERNS, VAUDEVILLE, FIVE
MORE MINUTES, and more. Most filmmakers will be
in attendance. Brief Q&As to follow.
Sunday, May 14 10:30 AM
HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour &
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour
11:30 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Special Mother's Day Tour. Buy
one adult ticket at the regular price and Mom's ticket is free! (Two-for-One offer
valid at the box office only).
Wednesday, May 17 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Join us for rounds of laughter as we bring you some of the funniest
shorts from the recent festival circuit, with several of the filmmakers in person to
answer questions about their inspiration, choices, stories from the set, how they raised
their budgets and what they are up to next. Ticket buyers can sign up for a raffle to win
a very "funny" prize. Travis Davis "Boy Next Door" (USA,
15 min.) This twisted, hilarious tale stars Richard Moll ("Night Court") as the
"boy next doors" worst nightmare. Angus Oblongs "Deliriously
Jen" (USA, 13 min.) Jen tries on a lot of identities and lifestyles and crosses
every line of appropriate behavior as she declares herself a hag fag! John Vieners "Lighten
Up" (USA, 8 min.) A man deals with becoming a father
and a confidante in
this Sundance 2006 selection. Bob Odenkirks "The Pity Card" (USA,
12 min.) Is the best place for a first date really the Holocaust Museum? Iris Bahrs "The
Unchosen Ones: Lost in the Holy Land" (USA/Israel, 17 min.) Iris Bahr plays all
the female characters in this side-splitting short shot in Jerusalem. Mike Blums "The
Zit" (USA, 5 min.) This animated charmer concerns a boy who discovers his first
pimple on the way to his school dance. Sit back, laugh and squirm! Join us for a discussion following the screening with Travis Davis
("Boy Next Door"), Angus Oblong & Jennifer Manley ("Deliriously
Jen"), John Viener ("Lighten Up"), Iris Bahr ("The Unchosen
") & Mike Blum ("The Zit").
Sunday, May 21 6:30 PM
AN IN PERSON TRIBUTE TO ART GILMORE, VOICE
OF THE TRAILERS
From the sublime to the ridiculous, from GILDA and VERTIGO to THE
BLOB and WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY, Art Gilmore narrated over three thousand
movie trailers. His vocal and dramatic gifts made him the first choice for every major
director in Hollywood, including Ford, Wyler, Vidor, Stevens, DeMille, Wilder, Sirk,
Kubrick, and Hitchcock. Tonight will be a once-in-a lifetime chance to meet the man
who brought romance, humor and terror to over four generations of moviegoers. As one of
Hollywoods most beloved yet infrequently seen men, Art Gilmore has never before been
honored for his contribution to motion pictures. Come join us for this very special night.
The program is in two parts:
PART ONE: FROM ALIENS TO ELVIS
THE VOICE OF ART GILMORE. Approx. 75 min. A day at the drive-in theater,
featuring the best (and a few of the worst) sci-fi classics, and some notable rock
n roll and juvenile delinquency treasures of the era.
PART TWO: GILMORE AND THE
CLASSICS. Approx. 75 min. Trailers for some of the best movies made from the late
thirties to the late sixties, often considered Hollywoods Golden Age. Most of these
havent been seen theatrically since their initial release. Also included will be
rare Gilmore TV and movie appearances, and an audio clip from "This is Stereophonic
Sound,"the first stereo demonstration record. A trip
through movie history with Art Gilmore, seen through its most dazzling trailers, hosted by
enthusiast and film historian, Leonard Maltin.