|Special Events in January:
Also see Outfest Wednesdays!
Tuesday, January 6 7:30 PM
PUBLICITY SEMINAR: PUBLICITY & MARKETING BASICS FOR FILMMAKERS, 180 min. Learn
how to professionally represent your film with printed and digital materials at film
festivals to press and potential buyers and what you need to create a successful campaign.
How to interact with press, create a press kit, a poster, using the internet/social
networking sites and more. Plus,
hear directly from the journalists in a mini-panel with special guest journalists who
cover the festival circuit Anne Thompson (Variety Columnist ("On Hollywood") and
Online Deputy Editor) and Film Critic Robert Koehler (Variety, Cinema Scope, Cineaste). Bring your materials
for in class evaluation by publicist and marketing professional Margot Gerber &
Special Guests. Click to
find out more.Ticket price: $20 General; $15 Student/Senior;
$12 Cinematheque Member.
Wednesday, January 7 7:30 PM
4TH ANNUAL FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS
This shorts program celebrates cinema pioneers,
actresses-turned-directors, cutting-edge animators, music video helmers, documentary
filmmakers, festival darlings and the brightest stars emerging from film school. View
a Trailer for the Showcase.
Kirsten Dunsts "Welcome" (USA, 2007, 13 min). Winona Ryder stars in this haunted house story for Glamour
Magazine's Reel Moments short film series. Isabella Rossellinis "Green
Porno" (USA, 2008, 3 min). A unique look at the sex life of bugs. Patricia
Riggens "Family Portrait" (USA, 2004, 28 min). A Sundance Grand Jury
Prize winner, this documentary from the director of "Under the Same Moon"
revisits two people who were photographed by Gordon Parks in 1968 for Life magazine. Amy Axelson and Kimberly M. Wetherells "Why We
Wax" (USA, 2007, 20 min). A funny, yet incisive documentary about getting rid of
the hair down there. Nicole Mitchells "Zoologic" (USA, 2007, 4 min). A
2008 Student Academy Award winner about a very fussy zookeeper. Lana Kim and Andy
Bruntels "Cmon Baby" (USA, 2008, 3 mins). A stop-action animated
video for former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus. Ioana Uricarus "The Sun
and the Moon" (USA, 2007, 13 min). A meditative, atmospheric portrait of a
distant culture, shot in gorgeous black and white. Myna Josephs "Man"
(USA, 2007, 15 min). Two sisters explore their sexuality in this student film by one
of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Films 2008. Program
compiled by Andrew P. Crane, Kim Adelman and Andrea Richards. Discussion
with filmmakers Amy Axelson, Kimberly M. Wetherell, Ioana Uricaru and
Nicole Mitchell to follow screening. There will also be a drawing for a deluxe
director-empowerment kit and a reception for all in the lobby.
Saturday, January 10 1:00 PM
GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN LANGUAGE
NOMINEES SEMINAR. Co-Presented With The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Discover
the best of new foreign films with the five foreign language nominees for the Golden Globe
Award. Please join us for a FREE Round Table seminar with the filmmakers including
Philippe Claudel, Uli Edel, Ari Folman, Matteo Garrone and Jan Troell. Moderated by Mike
Goodridge (Screen International).
The nominees are:
THE BAADER-MEINHOF COMPLEX (DER
BAADER-MEINHOF KOMPLEX), 2008, Germany, 149 minutes. Dir. Uli Edel. This
high-paced thriller traces the history of the Red Army Faction (RAF), a movement that is
believed to have killed more than 30 public figures in an attempt to crush West German
capitalism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With Moritz Bleibtreu (RUN LOLA RUN) and
Martina Gedeck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS).
EVERLASTING MOMENTS (MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK), 2008, IFC
Films, SWEDEN/DENMARK, 131 min. Dir. Jan Troell. Early 1900s Sweden was a
time of social change, unrest, war and poverty. Maria, a young, working-class woman, wins
a camera and her decision to keep it changes her whole life.
WALTZ WITH BASHIR, 2008, Sony Pictures Classics, 90 min. This
mesmerizing and gripping animated documentary is director-writer-producer Ari
Folmans search for memories of his Israeli Army mission in the early 1980s
war in Lebanon. He meets and interviews old friends and comrades around the world in order
to discover the truth about that time and about himself
and digs up some surreal
images in the process.
IVE LOVED YOU SO LONG (IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE TAIME),
2008, France, Sony Pictures Classics, 115 min. Kristen Scott Thomas stars in this story
about the strength of women and their capacity for rebirth in director Philippe
Claudels exploration of our secrets, the experience of confinement and the
isolation we all share.
GOMORRAH (GOMORRA), 2008, Italy, IFC Films, 137 min. Dir.
Matteo Garrone. An epic, mesmerizing tour-de-force about Italys infamous
Camorra crime family. Based on Robert Savianos explosive international bestseller,
GOMORRAH was a critical sensation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand
Prize. A box-office smash in Italy, GOMORRAH is also the official Italian Oscar®
selection. With Salvatore Cantalupo.
All five films will screen at the Aero Theatre January 7 - 9. Click for showtimes, trailers and more
information about each film.
For more information please see www.goldenglobes.org and www.hfpa.org for more information about The Golden
Globes Awards. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. It is advisable
to arrive at least one hour in advance to insure seating. The films at the Aero are sold
out for every night. We expect a large crowd for the free panel discussion.
will be available in the Grant Parking lot south of the
Egyptian at Selma
and Las Palmas Avenues. Mention
you are going to the Golden
Seminar when you arrive.
Tuesday, January 13 7:30 PM
Los Angeles Opera Night!
THE MAGIC FLUTE, 1974, Janus Films, 134 min. Director
Ingmar Bergman shot Mozart's last operatic masterpiece for Swedish television in 1973, all
on a studio lot in which the famed 18th-century Royal Court Theatre of Drottningholm was
re-created. A heroic prince (Josef Köstlinger) has been enlisted by the Queen of the
Night (Birgit Nordin) to rescue her daughter, the beautiful Pamina (Irma Urrila), from her
evil father, Sarastro (Ulrik Cold). The music is sublime, and the film is stunning to look
at with gorgeous cinematography by Bergman favorite Sven Nykvist. "THE MAGIC FLUTE
is magical indeed, charming and musically fulfilling, a perfect commingling of one form of
art and another." -- Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times. Presented in association with L.A. Opera's production of "The Magic
Flute," on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, January 10-25. L.A. Opera Music
Director James Conlon will be on hand for a discussion before the film, and there will be
a ticket giveaway. Cinematheque Members can receive a 20% discount on tickets to L.A.
Opera's "The Magic Flute" with promotion code 10054. Available online at
www.laopera.com or by phone at 213-972-8001. More
Tuesday, January 13 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
Film Aesthetics Seminar
WHAT'S IN A GREAT MOVIE MOMENT? Approx.
180 min. Film history is filled with classic movie moments: Rhett not giving a damn about
Scarlett in GONE WITH THE WIND, a diner revolution in FIVE EASY PIECES, the shower scene
in PSYCHO, a faux orgasm in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, a wire hanger in MOMMIE DEAREST and a
"bumpy ride" in ALL ABOUT EVE. But what makes these moments and others so
instantly famous that they stand the test of time? Join us as we unravel the deeper
significance behind the greatest movie moments and learn the reasons why these scenes are
burned so deeply into our memories. Thomas
Ethan Harris instructs. Filmmakers and film lovers welcome! Tickets:
$20 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior with valid I.D.; $12 Members of the
Saturday, January 17
Egyptian Theatre Historic
Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
For the total Old
Hollywood experience take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre.
See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the
dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and
more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with
a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box
office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and
the projection booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check
our website or our voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or
Tickets: Tour & movie: $10.
Sunday, January 18
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
For the total Old Hollywood experience take a docent-led
tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a
Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our
state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and
the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. Tours will start
promptly at 10:30 AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your
walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection
booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations
are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check our website or our voicemail
for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10.
Friday, January 16 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
Antebellum Gallery Presents Fetish Film
Night Hosted by Rick Castro. Veronica Cartwright In Person!
1974, MGM Repertory, 117 min. Written and directed by John Byrum. A degenerate film
with dignity, starring a young (pre-JAWS) Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper and Veronica
Cartwright. Originally rated X but later re-rated as NC-17, the story focuses on
pornographic film production, and the movie takes its name from a double entendre:
"Insert" refers to both a film editing technique and sexual intercourse. Set in
the 1930s, Boy Wonder (Dreyfuss), a once-great silent film director, unable to make the
transition to the new talkies, lives as a near-hermit in his Hollywood home making cheap,
silent sex films, using desperate actress Miss Cake (Harper), suffering in the knowledge
of his sexual impotence and apathetic about plans to demolish his home to make way for a
then-new motorway -- the Hollywood Freeway! INSERTS has a small but fervent cult
following, which puts it under the category of fetish. Its like an X-rated version
of SUNSET BOULEVARD! Now they make pornos. But they're brilliant pornos. FETISH FILM NIGHT
(FFN) is a once-monthly series hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum Gallery. Each
screening will be followed by an informal discussion and debate with the audience. All
screenings for this series will have fetish as the main theme and subject matter. Rick
Castro is an independent curator, filmmaker and photographer who has worked and lived in
Los Angeles his entire life. Castro explores the worlds of fetish and subculture.
Ricks photography is in the permanent collections of the Alfred Kinsey Institute and
the Tom of Finland Foundation. His books and magazines are archived at the UCLA Library
and the Leather Museum in Chicago. Rick owns and runs Antebellum Gallery, the only fetish
art gallery in the world. ( www.antebellum.us.ms;
www.rickcastro.com) This series is for
audiences 18 and over. Discussion following with Rick Castro, actresses Jessica Harper and
Veronica Cartwright and director John Byrum. Trailer
Saturday, January 31 - 2:00 PM
THE STORY OF HOLLYWOOD: An
Illustrated History, 90 min. Author Gregory Paul Williams will present a slide
show and talk about his award-winning book THE
STORY OF HOLLYWOOD An Illustrated History (BL Press LLC) as part of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles lecture series.
Illustrated with over 800 vintage images from the authors private collection, some
never-before-published, "The Story of Hollywood" takes readers on the ultimate
armchair tour of one of the most famous places on earth. Williams will sign books
following the lecture. "Other books have traced the history of moviemaking in Los
Angeles and the cultural history of Hollywood, but this ambitious and handsome new volume
is the most thorough examination of the town itself Ive ever seen." --
Leonard Maltin. Art Deco Society and American Cinematheque