|Special Events in April:
Saturday, April 5 7:30 PM
CULT CINEMA CLUB
Join us again in our intimate Spielberg Theatre for more cult films that are
extremely hard to see in the U.S.A. Tonight we will be screening two spaghetti westerns.
Dario Argento co-wrote one of the Italian oaters, and Mario Bava is rumored to have done
uncredited work on the other, a strange, nearly psychedelic ghost town saga. Both films
screened from a digital video source.
Wednesday, April 9 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre 85th Anniversary Screening
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, 1964, Warner
Bros., 128 min. Dir. Charles Walters. This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway
musical earned Debbie Reynolds many critical accolades, including an Oscar nomination.
When the charming, hard-working hillbilly Brown finds herself vaulted to high society
after her husband (Harve Presnell, in his movie debut) strikes it rich, gaining the
respect of her new peers proves to be a grand struggle. In the title role, Reynolds plays
the legendary woman who, after rising from rags to riches, went on to famously survive the
sinking of the Titanic. Includes the songs, "I Aint Down Yet", "Belly
Up to the Bar, Boys" and "Hes My Friend." THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
originally premiered at the Egyptian.
Saturday, April 12 & Sunday, April 13
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood history comes alive with our docent tours of the legendary 1922 Egyptian
theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Sid Grauman stage show with a visit
to the old dressing rooms and singers boxes, plus an exhibit of original furniture created
for the theatre. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth, discover the painstaking
restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood
history - and more! Tours are approximately one hour long and involve a fair amount of
walking. There are plenty of places to sit along the way and the main part of the theatre
is handicap accessible. Group Tours can
also be arranged.
Saturday, April 12 2:00 PM
ADSLA Lecture Series Presents
"The Devil Wears Dada" --
"Who's Your Dada?" You'll know for certain when you attend this highly
entertaining and provocative lecture, presented by the Art Deco Society and the American
Cinematheque. "The Devil Wears Dada" offers a focused survey of Dadaism and
Surrealism, and their effect on costume and fashion during the Art Deco era. Lecturer
Aaron Rubin will present images of the absurd in both fine art and fashion to paint a
fascinating picture of an unusual collaboration between the arts.
This lecture was first presented at the 2007 Queen Mary Art Deco
Festival, and has been brought back by popular request. Mr. Rubin's engaging style of
speaking and extensive collections of images, coupled with careful research and a personal
flare for the dramatic bring this bohemian era and its vivid personalities - - and
ground-breaking artistic sensibilities - - alive. Aaron M. Rubin is an Art History major
at California State University Northridge. He has been avidly studying the history of art,
culture, fashion, and jewelry from a very young age, and he is a member of various
historical societies. Mr. Rubin is currently employed at Bonhams & Butterfields
Tickets are $5 for members of ADSLA and
American Cinematheque members. Regular American Cinematheque prices apply for the general
public and students/seniors and may be pre-purchased at www.fandango.com, or purchased on
the day of the event at the door.
Wednesday, April 23 7:30 PM
In Collaboration with AWN (Animation World Network)
OH, THE ANIMATION!
With the Oscars bringing attention to animated short films, we bring you a wide range
of animated shorts that are funny, sad, beautiful and awe-inspiring. And in the spirit of
Film Noir month, we have several shorts that will intrigue fans of the genre. Several of the filmmakers will appear for an in-person discussion.
Alessandro Ceglias "Intruder" (USA,
3 min). The eerie tale of one womans paranoia. Justine Kerrigans
"The Girl Who Swallowed Bees" (Australia, 3 min). Beautiful,
magical, darkly humorous short about a girl who finds herself at the end of her rope. Joe
Tuckers "For the Love of God" (UK, 11 min).
Christian and his mother both love God in very different ways! Trev Jimenezs "Key
Lime Pie" (Canada, 3 min). In this spin on the noir genre, a
mans obsession with key lime pie brings him to the brink of insanity. Michael
Robinsons "Joshua His Tree" (USA, 6 min). A
depiction of Joshua Tree National Park as it evolves over millions of years. Juan Pablo
Zaramellas "Lapsus" (Argentina, 4 min). A curious
nun ventures into the darker side of her animated world. Rune Christensens "Down
the Road" (Denmark, 15 min). A dark thriller that pits a preacher
against a hitchhiker. J. Zachary Pikes "The Toll" (USA,
8 min). A mockumentary about the work of a troll. Luis Cooks "The
Pearce Sisters" (UK, 10 min). From Aardman Animation ("Wallace
and Gromit"), this BAFTA Award winner concerns two sisters and their competition over
a man. Bob Rays "Apeshit Wa-Hoo" (USA, 5
min). Exciting tale of a foul-mouthed monkeynaut and the hillbilly clerk who go on a wild
chase. Bill Plymptons "Shut-Eye Hotel" (USA,
7 min). From the award-winning director of "Guard Dog" comes the tale of
gruesome murders that lead to an unusual stakeout. Zeth Willies "The
Needful Head" (USA, 5 min). Absurd, funny tale about
needful head! Discussion to follow with filmmakers
Alessandro Ceglia ("Intruder"), Bob Ray ("Apeshit Wa-Hoo") and Michael
Robinson ("Joshua His Tree"). Program compiled by Andrew P. Crane.
Thursday, April 24 7:30 PM [Spielberg]
Back by Popular Demand!
Final Film Festival Strategy Seminar Until Fall 2008!
NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD For
most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the film festival circuit begins
with one singular dream: SUNDANCE! But what lies beyond Sundance for you and your film? In
this informative seminar, presented just in time for the next crop of film festivals, film
festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director Of Programming
Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films) offers
filmmakers practical skills to navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect.
What are the most significant film festivals and showcases you
should be considering right now before that ultimate Sundance dream fades and you are left
with a very good film with no place to show it?
Discussion Topics to be discussed include:
--A survey of the most important film festivals in both the United
States and the international community.
--A breakdown and discussion of what particular film festivals are
looking for and what individual film festivals respond to as they build their yearly list
of selected films.
--How to strategize the best festival release for your film.
--The growing importance of community and genre film festivals.
--The importance of your films press kit and key art.
--The "where", "when" and "how" of
submitting your film.
--Secret "insider tips" on submitting your film that will
improve your chances of getting selected!!
--A list of film festivals to AVOID and why!
Whether you are currently submitting your film to festivals or
whether you are in production on your film or even if you are just prepping or writing
your first film, EVERYONE is encourage to attend this insightful, stimulating and
empowering discussion of film festivals and film festival release strategy.
The American Cinematheque proudly continues our series of practical,
candid and affordable seminars for emerging filmmakers. Special
Ticket prices: $20 General Admission; $15 Student/Senior; $12 American Cinematheque
Friday, April 25 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Special Late Night Fangoria Convention Screening
Cast Member Guests!
New 35mm Print! NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, 1968, The Weinstein
Company, 96 min. Director George Romeros unqualified masterpiece pits a
handful of citizens holed up in a farmhouse against a newly revived horde of flesh-eating
zombies. The cast of talented unknowns headed by Duane Jones are all alarmingly
believable as they fight for life, trying to escape a bad dream that gets uncompromisingly
worse and more horrifying as the hours crawl by. If youve never seen this
hackles-raising classic on the big screen, heres your chance. This screening is
presented in conjunction with Fangoria Weekend of Horrors and
Genius Products and The Weinstein Company timed to the Night of the Living Dead 40th
Anniversary Edition DVD and Diary of the Dead DVD releases on May 20. Introduction with John A. Russo (co-screenplay); Russel W.
Streiner (producer, actor); Bill Hinzman (actor); Kyra Schon (actor);
George Kosana (actor); Judy O'Dea (actor).
Saturday, April 26 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Special Late Night Fangoria Convention Screening
WICKED LAKE, 2008, Fever Dreams, 96 min. A sensual,
supernatural shocker directed by Zach Passero, based on an original screenplay by
Adam Rockoff (author of Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film).
Four mysterious, attractive girls venture on a road trip for a relaxing weekend getaway.
Unbeknownst to them, two clans of deranged male misfits follow them to their secluded,
picturesque, lakeside cabin in the mountains. The girls appear to be easy prey for the
predatory perverts until the fateful stroke of midnight, when all hell, literally, breaks
loose! The films stellar cast features Robin Sydney (Jack Ketchums THE
LOST, "Masters of Horror"), Carlee Baker, Eryn Joslyn, Eve Mauro, Marc Senter
(THE LOST; CABIN FEVER 2), Frank Birney and Tim Thomerson. Produced by Chris
Sivertson (director of THE LOST and I KNOW WHO KILLED ME). View Trailer