|Special Events in July:
Thursday, July 3 7:30 PM
Celebrate the 4th of July with a Screen Actors Guild 75th
DOODLE DANDY, (1942) Join us for this special screening of the James
Cagney (SAG Founder & President) musical magnum opus YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
about legendary composer George M. Cohan. Presented in collaboration with The Screen
Actors Guild. More about this film. Discussion with YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
co-star Joan Leslie to precede the screening. The film will start at 8 PM.
Thursday, July 10 7:30 PM
Egyptian Theatre 85th Anniversary
Screening! Ray Bradbury In Person!
KING OF KINGS, 1961, Warner Bros.,
168 min. Director Nicholas Ray and epic producer Samuel Bronston seemed an odd couple, but
the pair made this reverent, straightforward portrait of the life of Christ work on its
own terms. Filled with moving performances by Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus, a potent, often
mysterious messiah, and Robert Ryan as John the Baptist, with support from Siobhan
McKenna, Rip Torn, Royal Dano, Harry Guardino, Viveca Lindfors and others. Meticulous and
spectacular production design adds to the realism, while Orson Welles narration adds
storybook charm. Originally played at the Egyptian Theatre. Ray
Bradbury will introduce the screening. He wrote the narration read by Orson Welles. 1961
Prices! Tickets are only $3 each!
Monday, July 14 7:30 PM
Oscar Winning Actress Celeste Holm (A
GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT) In-Person Tribute Double Feature:
THE TENDER TRAP, 1955, Warner Bros.,
111 min. Dir. Charles Walters. Debbie Reynolds stars as the ambitious Julie, who happens
upon womanizing theatrical agent and Manhattan socialite Charlie Reader (Frank Sinatra).
Celeste Holm is delightful as Reynolds prime competition.
Newly Restored Print! ALL ABOUT EVE, 1950, 20th Century Fox, 138 min.
Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's multi-Oscar-winning masterpiece. Celeste Holm was
nominated for an Oscar for her role in this backstage, backstabbing fest about a timid fan
who ingratiates herself into Broadway mega-star Bette Davis inner circle. Anne
Baxter wastes no time stealing Davis spotlight and man (Gary Merrill). But Davis
takes nothing lying down. A superb supporting cast (Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Marilyn
Monroe,Thelma Ritter) brings New York's theater set to life. "Fasten your
seatbelts...its going to be a bumpy night." Special guests Appearing
Margaret O'Brien, Johnny Whitaker (In TOM SAWYER with Celeste Holm), Lesley Anne Warren
(in TV Movie "Cinderella" with Celeste Holm), Shirley Jones, Marty Ingels. Discussion in between films with actress
Saturday, July 19 & Sunday, July 20
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.
Wednesday, July 23 7:30 PM
Screenwriter Peter Morgan In Person!
World Theatrical Premiere of Prequel To THE
Stephen Frears & Michael Sheen
THE DEAL, 2003, Granada, 90 min. The team
behind THE QUEEN -- including director Stephen Frears, writer Peter Morgan and
actor Michael Sheen -- etch a portrait of Tony Blair's rise up the slippery pole to
becoming the Prime Minister we saw in "The Queen". The heart of this
based-on-real-events film is the tough bargain that Blair forces on rival (and eventual
successor) Gordon Brown (David Morrissey) over who will be party leader first. It
makes Clinton vs. Obama seem like the TeleTubbies. More Info.
THE QUEEN, 2006, Miramax, 97 min.
Blending the rewards of a detailed film biography with an insightful meditation on
character, director Stephen Frears (DANGEROUS LIAISONS; DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) puts
the British monarchy under the microscope. Set in 1997, it details the bond of trust that
slowly develops between the 71-year-old Queen Elizabeth humanized by the
Oscar-winning performance of Helen Mirren in the title role and Prime
Minister, Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) following the death of Princess Diana. With James
has turned THE QUEEN into something you
never imagined it could be: a crackling dramatic story that's intelligent, thoughtful and
moving." Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times "Like all
Mirren maintains an edge of mystery
that has all the
ambiguities of real life and real people." Mick LaSalle, San Francisco
Chronicle Screenwriter Peter
Morgan will appear for discussion between films.
Sunday, July 27 5:30 PM
Society Tribute to Albert Brenner:
Join us for this tribute to art director Albert Brenner,
nominated for five Oscars (including THE TURNING POINT, CALIFORNIA SUITE and 2010) and
winner of the 2003 Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He got his start in the
burgeoning 1950s television industry, working on series like "The Phil Silvers
Show". He has an outstanding list of credits from groundbreaking films like Shirley
Clarkes THE CONNECTION and Sydney Lumets THE PAWNBROKER, to the original
FAIL-SAFE, POINT BLANK, BULLITT, SUMMER of 42, THE OTHER, SCARECROW,
THE MISSOURI BREAKS, PRETTY WOMAN, BACKDRAFT and, most recently, GEORGIA RULE.
BULLITT, 1968, Warner Bros., 113 min.
Dir. Peter Yates. An unbelievably tense, pared-to-the-bone thriller, BULLITT helped
to pave the way for not only cinema verité-style policiers like THE FRENCH
CONNECTION, but every cinematic car chase since then. Steve McQueen is über-cool
Detective Frank Bullitt of the San Francisco P.D., a lone-wolf homicide cop who goes up
against mob hit men as well as ambitious bureaucrat Robert Vaughn, when he fights
to safeguard a witness. With Jacqueline Bisset, Simon Oakland, Don Gordon.
POINT BLANK, 1967, Warner Bros., 92
min. Director John Boormans second feature film really put him on the
New Hollywood map and changed the look of action movies for years to come. This hardboiled
neo-noir (adapted from The Hunter, the first of a series of novels by Richard
Stark) retains the gritty frissons of the best pulp thrillers but is also a brain-twisting
deconstruction of narrative. Brilliant from beginning to end, with Lee Marvin as a
master thief seemingly back from the dead, out to get payback on the best friend who
betrayed him (John Vernon) as well as the shadowy mob money men behind the scenes.
With Angie Dickinson, Carroll OConnor, Keenan Wynn.
Wednesday, July 30 - 8:00 PM
Digitally Restored! FORBIDDEN ZONE, 1982, 74 min. Dir. Richard Elfman.
A mysterious door leads to the Sixth Dimension -- get ready for a wild ride - in the
greatest cult classic of all time. Beautiful young "Frenchy" (Marie-Pascale
Elfman) slides through cosmic intestines into a subterranean world ruled by horny
midget King Fausto (Herve Villechaize) and his jealous Queen Doris (Susan
Tyrrell). "Chicken-boy" (Matthew Bright, director of FREEWAY) comes
to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by the soul-singing Devil himself -- played
by Danny Elfman and the original Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers,
topless princesses, and rioting school kids sing and dance in unforgettable musical
numbers by Danny Elfman, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and others. An experience guaranteed
you will never forget! Now in mind-boggling color! Newly remixed Dolby Digital 6 track
following with director Richard Elfman and Susan Tyrrell (Queen Doris, Ruthy-Squeezit's mom); Gene
Cunningham (Ugh-Fudge Bwana, plays Pa Hercules); John Muto (Animation); Matthew Bright (Toshiro
Baloney, plays Rene and Squeezit Henderson and various members of The Mystic Knights of The Oingo Boingo.