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SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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<<< January 2009 >>>

Special Events in January:

 

Also see Outfest Wednesdays!

 

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Tuesday, January 6 – 7:30 PM
[Spielberg Theatre]

MARKETING & 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.

 

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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 Dunst’s "Welcome" (USA, 2007, 13 min). Winona Ryder stars in this haunted house story for Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments short film series. Isabella Rossellini’s "Green Porno" (USA, 2008, 3 min). A unique look at the sex life of bugs. Patricia Riggen’s "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. Wetherell’s "Why We Wax" (USA, 2007, 20 min). A funny, yet incisive documentary about getting rid of the hair down there. Nicole Mitchell’s "Zoologic" (USA, 2007, 4 min). A 2008 Student Academy Award winner about a very fussy zookeeper. Lana Kim and Andy Bruntel’s "C’mon Baby" (USA, 2008, 3 mins). A stop-action animated video for former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus. Ioana Uricaru’s "The Sun and the Moon" (USA, 2007, 13 min). A meditative, atmospheric portrait of a distant culture, shot in gorgeous black and white. Myna Joseph’s "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.

 

 

 

 

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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 Folman’s 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.

I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG (IL Y A LONGTEMPS QUE JE T’AIME), 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 Claudel’s 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 Italy’s infamous Camorra crime family. Based on Robert Saviano’s 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.

Free Parking will be available in the Grant Parking lot south of the Egyptian at Selma and Las Palmas Avenues. Mention that you are going to the Golden Globe Seminar when you arrive.

 

 

 

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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

 

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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 Cinematheque.

 

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 shine.
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

bigparadepremiere.gif (78018 bytes)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!

Inserts2W.jpg (41714 bytes)INSERTS, 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. It’s 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. Rick’s 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 author’s 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 I’ve ever seen." -- Leonard Maltin. Art Deco Society and American Cinematheque Members $5.