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Wednesday, February 4 7:30 PM
[Spielberg Theatre] MARKETING & PUBLICITY SEMINAR: PUBLICITY
& MARKETING BASICS FOR FILMMAKERS, 180 min. Learn how to professionally represent
your film to press and potential buyers at film festivals with printed and digital
materials. Discussion will include elements of creating a successful marketing campaign,
how to interact with press, create a press kit, a poster, using the internet/social
networking sites and more. Bring your materials for in class
evaluation by publicist and marketing professional Margot Gerber & Special Guests.
Advance tickets are recommended. This seminar sold out last month. Click to
find out more.Ticket price: $20 General; $15 Student/Senior;
$12 Cinematheque Member.
Thursday, February 5 7:30 PM
Lucha Libre Double Feature:
Los Angeles Premiere!
LOS CAMPEONES DE LA LUCHA LIBRE (THE
CHAMPIONS OF MEXICAN WRESTLING), 2008, BouncyNet /Azteca Cine, 72 min. Dir. Eddie
Mort. A feature-length animated action-comedy from FWAK! Animation, the creators of
"¡Mucha Lucha!" Masked mayhem ensues when a team of wrestling heroes is caught
in the middle of a struggle between a gang of barbarians right out of MAD MAX and a legion
of monsters inspired by the golden age of Mexican horror films. A Spanish-language version
of this film just ran in theaters throughout Mexico, but we're proud to present the first
public screening in Los Angeles of an English-language 35mm print. Creators Eddie
Mort, Lili Chin and other guests will present pre-production art, visual references and
PLUS A SURPRISE SECOND FEATURE from the vast EL SANTO
vaults shown in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the icon's death, a day celebrated
in Mexico for the star's impact on popular culture (this 2nd feature screened
from a digital source.) http://www.loscampeones.net
Sunday, February 8 1:30 PM
KPCC 89.3 FMS FILMWEEK OSCAR PREVIEW,
90 min. FilmWeek on AirTalk records its annual Academy Awards Preview in front of a live
audience. Host Larry Mantle will be joined by FilmWeek critics Andy Klein of KPCC, Lael
Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of Boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Jean Oppenheimer
of Village Voice Media, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian
Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com and Charles Solomon, animation
critic for amazon.com, as they discuss their Oscar picks. The program will be broadcast on
Friday, Feb. 20, on 89.3 KPCC-FM, Southern California Public Radio. Free to American
Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets
are not available online.
Wednesday, February 11 - 7:30pm
[Spielberg Theatre] THE STUFF DREAMS
ARE MADE OF...OR WHY CITIZEN KANE DIDN'T WIN: SEMINAR Just in time for motion picture
awards season, take this thought-provoking journey back in time to see who wins our most
coveted of film prizes. What does it REALLY take to appeal to our most respected award
juries to "win the gold"? What do the winners of the "best" film,
acting, photography and design categories share in common? Before you cast your personal
award show ballot, discover the real impulses that lead to award show victories! Thomas
Ethan Harris instructs. Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the
audience. Essential for all film lovers and award show junkies! This seminar opens a
series of films that won Oscars in various categories. The Oscar Winners series starts
February 18th. 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.
Friday, February 13 7:30 PM
FETISH FILM NIGHT
[Spielberg] THE BABY, 1973, 84 min.
Dir. Ted Post (MAGNUM FORCE, BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES). You cant get more cult
than this original and odd film. The Wadsworths are a typical ordinary family: a
strong-willed matriarchal mother (Ruth Roman, of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN), two lust-fueled
daughters and a bouncing baby boy. Except the baby (David Mooney) is going on 30 years
old, sits in a crib, wears diapers and sucks a bottle. When the familys new social
worker (Anjanette Comer, of THE LOVED ONE) arrives, she takes notice of the baby and
decides to do something about this dysfunctional household. The 1970s-era brightly colored
sets evoke a "Brady Bunch" suburbia, but one that is slightly off-balance. The
decaying Victorian Wadsworth mansion, a cross between something out of WILLARD and
"The Munsters," adds to the neglected aura of the family relations.
Cinematographer Michael Margulies uses skewed camera angles bolster the unsettling nature
of this film, and Gerald Fried's score creates an eerie atmosphere. Mooney is excellent as
"Baby." One of the few films to present the subject of ABs (adult babies),
Fetish Film Nights presentation is an experience that won't be replicated at your
local multiplex and is essential for fans of fetish cinema. "
the definition of cult, completely avoiding mainstream appeal and totally
original." Jason Cook, The Spinning Image
Fetish Film Night is a once-monthly series hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum
Gallery- www.antebellum.us.ms. 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 working and living in Los Angeles his
entire life. Castro explores the worlds of fetish and subculture. Ricks photography
is in the permanent collection of the Alfred Kinsey Institute. His books and magazines are
archived at the UCLA Library and the Leather Museum in Chicago. See www.antebellum.us.ms and www.rickcastro.com for more information.) (Screened
from a digital source.) This series is for audiences 18 and over. Discussion
following the film with the audience moderated by Rick Castro. Review
Saturday, February 14
Egyptian Theatre Historic
Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Valentines Day Behind The Scenes Tour *Sweet Treat
for Tour-goers while supply lasts! Special emphasis on lovebirds Mary Pickford &
Douglas Fairbanks! And, taste a Cheremoya,
a popular Hollywood crop in the early 20th century!
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, February 15
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.
Tuesday, February 17 - 7:00 PM
Back by Popular Demand!
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, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former
Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Short
Film Festival) offers filmmakers practical skills to navigate 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? For
more details click here. Seminar
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15
Student/Senior with valid I.D.; $12 Members of the Cinematheque.
Saturday, February 21 10:00 AM
"INVISIBLE ART, VISIBLE
ARTISTS" Editors Seminar
Presented by the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E http://www.ace-filmeditors.org/)
150 min. You saw their names in the opening credits. Then you saw their names in Variety.
Now discover how they went from dailies to Oscar-nominated films. An open discussion with
all of this year's Oscar-nominated editors.
Achievement in Film Editing:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(Paramount and Warner Bros.), Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
- The Dark Knight (Warner Bros.), Lee
- Frost/Nixon (Universal), Mike Hill and
- Milk (Focus Features), Elliot Graham
- Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight),
*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability.
Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online
ticketing. Doors open at 9:00 AM.
Saturday, February 21 2:30 PM
OSCAR-NOMINATED ART DIRECTORS Seminar
Presented by the Art Directors Guild and Set Decorators Society of
America (http://www.artdirectors.org )
150 min. The American Cinematheque in association with the
Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America presents a panel discussion
with this years Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators. Art
Directors Guild President Thomas A. Walsh will moderate the event, which will include
screenings of excerpts from the five films nominated by the Academy.
Achievement in Art Direction:
- Changeling (Universal), Art Direction:
James J. Murakami, Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(Paramount and Warner Bros.), Art Direction: Donald Graham Burt, Set Decoration: Victor J.
- The Dark Knight (Warner Bros.), Art
Direction: Nathan Crowley, Set Decoration: Peter Lando
- The Duchess (Paramount Vantage, Pathé
and BBC Films), Art Direction: Michael Carlin, Set Decoration: Rebecca Alleway
- Revolutionary Road (DreamWorks,
Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Art Direction: Kristi Zea, Set Decoration: Debra Schutt
*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability.
Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No
Thursday, February 26 7:30 PM
AFRICAN AMERICAN SHORT Film
Celebration. This shorts program celebrates the voices that define a new generation of
Black Cinema and showcases narrative, animated and documentary films that expand
characters and themes of the African American experience. This 70-minute program will
include these standout shorts and more: Roberta Marie Munroe's "Happy
Birthday" (USA, 2008, 14 min). Julie Goldman and Yolonda Ross star in this comedy
by former Sundance Shorts programmer and one of POWER UP's Top Amazing Gay Women in
Hollywood. Rashaad Ernesto Green's award-winning "Premature" (USA, 2008,
15 min). A sensitive performance by Zora Howard as Tisha, a streetwise teenager faced with
an unwanted pregnancy. Filmmaker-actress-editor and studio animation voiceover pro Kamali
Minter's "Love Conquers Al" (USA, 2008, 15 min). This festival favorite
features an outstanding comedy performance by Malcolm Barrett. Program compiled by
Kimberley Browning, Executive Director, HOLLYWOOD SHORTS. Discussion with filmmakers
Kamali Minter, Rashaad Ernesto Green & Roberta Marie Munroe to follow screening.
Saturday, February 28 2:00 PM
ART DECO SOCIETY LECTURE
THE MOVIE THEATER ARCHITECTURE OF TIMOTHY
PFLUEGER. 90 min. The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, in partnership with
American Cinematheque, is delighted to host an afternoon with Therese Poletti,
author of Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger. This
special lecture and book-signing, developed specifically for the ADSLA, will focus on
Pflueger's work designing some of California's most beautiful and iconic movie palaces,
including Oakland's beloved Paramount. In addition to discussing Pflueger's work and
wide-ranging influence, she will also share the story behind the architecture --
Pflueger's commissioning and support of muralist Diego Rivera and his association with
photographer Ansel Adams and sculptor Ralph Stackpole -- all punctuated by beautiful
archival photography mixes with stunning new photography. www.adsla.org Tickets are $5 for members of ADSLA and American
Cinematheque. Regular American