|Enchanted Tiki & Luau Weekend
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After the phenomenal success of our Tiki Sundays the past two
summers, we decided to spread the exotica over a whole weekend with more fun feature
films, diverting oddball shorts, vendors, food, music and more! We begin with an epic bang
on Friday night with a rare screening of director George Roy Hills tropical
behemoth, HAWAII starring Julie Andrews. After our first program on Saturday (Kevin
Kidneys screening of his spectacular collection of rare, island-themed TV
surprises), join us in the Egyptian Courtyard for a Royal Southern California-style Luau
with exotic musical entertainment from King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis and the
Polynesian Paradise Dancers. Then, early evening, settle in for a great double feature: THE
SOPHISTICATED MISFIT, a fascinating new documentary on pop culture icon, Shag
(wholl be appearng In-Person!), paired with the vintage Burt Lancaster island
adventure, HIS MAJESTY OKEEFE. There will also be Tiki vendors and
other special surprises in the courtyard on Saturday from 1:00 PM till we shut it down. We
wrap things up on Sunday with a screening of the scorching hot MISS SADIE THOMPSON,
starring Rita Hayworth as a hard-luck dame stranded in Samoa with nobody for company
but an evil Christian fundamentalist and a gang of fun-loving GIs.
Friday, July 6 7:30 PM
HAWAII, 1966, MGM Repertory, 161 min.
Director George Roy Hills (THROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) adaptation of James
Micheners sprawling South Seas epic was nominated for seven Academy Awards,
including Best Cinematography (Russell Harlan) and Best Music Score (Elmer Bernstein). Max
Von Sydow is the puritanical missionary who marries disappointed-in-love Julie
Andrews just before they set sail to do the Lords work in the early 19th
century island paradise. But they get more than they bargained for, squeezed between an
onslaught of natural disasters and strange native customs. Their Calvinist devotion to a
fire-and-brimstone worldview clashes head-on with the uninhibited, Dionysian headiness of
the tropical lifestyle. With Richard Harris as Andrews former flame, Gene
Hackman, Carroll OConner, Jocelyne LaGarde (who received an Oscar
nomination for Best Supporting Actress).
Saturday, July 7 4:00 PM
RARE TIKI ISLAND-THEMED TV
Approx. 60 min. Artist Kevin Kidney hosts an entertaining
hour of vintage tiki-themed television from the early 1960s - including some special
surprises! *Tickets available to this program at the door only
UNLESS purchased with the Luau Dinner ($20).
Saturday, July 7 5:00 PM
Following the 4 PM program, join us in the
Egyptian Courtyard at 5 PM for a Royal Southern California-style Luau with live music from
King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis, the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, vendors
and a bountiful island-themed dinner.
On Saturday, July 7th, you have three special ticket price
Movies Only (valid for
all movies on Saturday only):
General: $12; Senior/Student: $10; Cinematheque Member: $9
Luau Dinner Only:
$20 (includes film admission for 4 PM show and dinner.)
All Movies (4 PM and 7:30 PM Movies), plus
the Luau Dinner:
General: $27; Senior/Student: $25; Cinematheque Member: $24
*50 dinners will be sold at the door. To guarantee a dinner ticket
please purchase in advance. View Luau menu.
Vendors in the Courtyard may include: Tiki Tony, Crazy Al's Bone Productions, CD's of King Kukelele
& His Friki Tikis, Tiki Diablo, Falling Cocos, Coconut Kids Clothing, and the
American Cinematheque movie poster mania.
Saturday, July 7 7:30 PM
THE SOPHISTICATED MISFIT,
2007, Smee Entertainment, 65 min. Mark Chervinsky directed this four-year
exploration of the world of Shag, the unlikeliest of Los Angeles artistic icons.
Shags work doesn't reflect the multicultural urban milieu of contemporary Los
Angeles but rather an entirely different era. Think post-WWII boom years, suburban tracts
sprawling across the landscape, Disneyland opening its doors and designers embracing the
space-age motifs of Sputnik and the mission to the moon. Shag's world is one of early
1960s furniture, cocktail hours, sprawling ranch houses, built-in wet bars, and
jet-set style. He embraces a simpler time. But his artwork is filled with subtle, humorous
winks of the eye acknowledging that this period wasn't quite so simple. The smiling women
in their mod dresses hold secrets. The festive party scene in the go-go '60s home
isn't really what it seems. With Whoopi Goldberg, Patton Oswalt, Paul Frank and Shag.
Winner of the Maverick Filmmaker Award at the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival.
HIS MAJESTY OKEEFE,
1954, Warner Bros., 91 min. Director Byron Haskin (THE NAKED JUNGLE; the original
WAR OF THE WORLDS) brings a bracing exuberance to this tall tale of stranded-in-Micronesia
sea captain Burt Lancasters quest to manipulate his native hosts into helping
him build a trading empire. Joan Rice is the enchanting island girl who ends up
being queen to his king. The spectacular Fiji Islands locations were stunningly
photographed by the great cinematographer Otto Heller (THE CRIMSON PIRATE). Co-starring Andre
Morell, Abraham Sofaer, Benson Fong. "
This swashbuckling South Seas
adventure feature is ideally suited to Burt Lancaster's muscular heroics. The Fiji Islands
location lensing is a plus
" -- Variety Discussion
in between films with Shag and director Mark Chervinsky.
Sunday, July 8 7:30 PM
MISS SADIE THOMPSON, 1953,
Sony Repertory, 91 min. Dir. Curtis Bernhardt (POSSESSED). After having to leave
Hawaii when her Honolulu singing job goes kaput, hard-luck dame Sadie Thompson (Rita
Hayworth) is stranded on the isle of Samoa which is home to a U.S. Army base.
Shes befriended by well-meaning, lovable GI hunk Aldo Ray as well as his
soldier pals (including a young Charles Bronson). But dirty-minded lay minister and
self-righteous gadabout Jose Ferrer, laying over with his wife on a trip, believes
she is nothing more than a common prostitute and is offended by her presence. He takes it
upon himself to make Sadies life a living hell until he can get her deported back to
the States. Although Ritas singing voice was dubbed by Jo Ann Greer, you would never
know it during the musical numbers she is positively dynamite performing "Hear
No Evil," "The Heat Is On," and "Blue Pacific Blues." Originally
shot in 3-D, this is a terrific color remake of W. Somerset Maughams classic tale Miss
Thompson, first filmed in 1932 as RAIN by director Lewis Milestone with Joan Crawford.