|Special One Night Events &
Limited Engagements, Sneak Previews in May:
Sunday, May 2 5:00 PM
Norman Corwin's 100th birthday! Emmy,
Peabody, and Golden Globe winner Norman Corwin began as a journalist and writer-director
of acclaimed radio dramas before moving on to master virtually every kind of writing;
essays, screenplays, television, and theater were just a few of the mediums he conquered.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for LUST FOR LIFE, and his many
other achievements were chronicled in the Oscar-winning documentary A NOTE OF TRIUMPH: THE
GOLDEN AGE OF NORMAN CORWIN.
LUST FOR LIFE, 1956, MGM, 122 min. Director Vincente
Minnelli, screenwriter Norman Corwin, and star Kirk Douglas team up for one of the
greatest bio-pics ever made in this story of the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. Using
a color scheme based on Van Gogh's own work, the filmmakers create a delirious, deeply
subjective portrait of an artist. With Corinne Marrinan and Eric Simonsons
Oscar-winning short "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin"
(40 min). This exploration of the lasting impact of radio broadcasting legend Norman
Corwins work focuses on his landmark 1945 piece, "On a Note of Triumph,"
which aired on the evening of VE Day. Trailer Join
us for a book signing of Norman Corwin's One World Flight: The Lost Journal of Radio's
Greatest Writer at Every Picture Tells a Story across the street at 4:00 PM.
Discussion with Norman Corwin moderated by KPCC's Patt Morrison following the film.
Wednesday, May 5 7:30 PM
Double Feature: THE MARK OF ZORRO, 1940, 20th Century Fox, 94 min. Dir.
Rouben Mamoulian. Posing as a bored, lazy fop by day, Don Diego de la Vega (Tyrone Power)
becomes the masked avenger Zorro by night, stealing from local baddie Don Luis to
redistribute his bounty to the poor.
THE SIGN OF ZORRO, 1958, Disney,
91 min. Dir. Lewis R. Foster & Norman Foster. This feature film compiles several
episodes from Disneys classic "Zorro" TV series to tell a rousing tale. Buy
Thursday, May 6 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
Sneak Preview! IRON MAN 2, 2010, Paramount Pictures, 117 min. Dir. Jon
Favreau. Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark, the billionaire inventor who doubles as
rocket-revved superhero Iron Man. This time the world is aware of Stark's dual persona,
and the powers-that-be pressure him to share the secrets of his technology. Stark refuses
and joins forces with his assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James
"Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) to find new alliances. Meanwhile, a host of new
villains emerge, including Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). Trailer | Stark Expo 2010 Website Suggested donation to benefit the American Cinematheque:
New Iron Man fine art from leading
illustrators Alex Ross and Mike Kungl is available now at Every Picture Tells A Story. A
special 10% Discount this month on Marvel Art for all Cinematheque members! Plus, enter a
drawing for an Iron Man collectible card!
Saturday, May 8 3:00 PM
Family Matinee! Co-presented with
Every Picture Tells A Story: Popeye
and Betty Boop cartoons: Join us for an afternoon of Popeye and Betty Boop
shorts. Program includes Fleishers "Koko's Earth Control," "Admission
Free," "Boop Oop a Doop," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart,"
"Any Rags," "Poor Cinderella," "Snow-White,"
"Down Among the Sugar Cane," "Grampy's Indoor Outing"
and "Dancing on the Moon." Everyones favorite spinach-eating
sailor, Popeye, will include "Bride and Gloom", "Popeye's
Mirthday" and many others. From 5:00 8:00 PM
at Every Picture Tells A Story, from 5:00 8:00 PM is the opening of "PLAY With
Daniel Peacock" - a new exhibit of original art and prints by artist and filmmaker
Daniel Peacock. His work has appeared in many prominent galleries and magazines and on the
Friday, May 14 7:30 PM
Peter Wellers otherworldly
command of the screen has allowed him to become a science-fiction film icon. Perhaps best
known for his role as resurrected cop-turned-cyborg in the dark and satirical ROBOCOP
franchise, Weller has demonstrated a flare for surreal delirium in David Cronenbergs
NAKED LUNCH, for pitch-perfect sardonic confidence in THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI
ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION, and for world-weary astuteness in SCREAMERS, the chilling
adaptation of Philip K. Dicks short story "Second Variety."
Double Feature: ROBOCOP, 1987, MGM Repertory, 102 min. Peter Weller stars as a
murdered Detroit police officer who is brought back to life as an unstoppable cyborg cop
in director Paul Verhoevens action-packed satire. Trailer
SCREAMERS, 1995, Sony Repertory, 108
min. Dir. Christian Duguay. The year is 2078, a time when self-replicating killing
machines called Screamers have evolved far beyond their inventors' intentions. Peter
Weller is a military commander who has to lead his few remaining soldiers in a battle
against the Screamers, whose ability to resemble human beings makes them extremely
formidable enemies. Trailer Discussion between films with Peter Weller. Buy
Saturday, May 15 7:30 PM
Feature: STOP MAKING SENSE, 1984, Palm Pictures, 88 min.
Jonathan Demme revolutionized the art of shooting rock concerts with this innovative
masterpiece about Talking Heads, considered by many critics to be the best concert film of
THE LAST WALTZ, 1978, MGM
Repertory, 117 min. On Thanksgiving Day 1976, 5,000 cheering fans gathered for the
historic farewell concert of The Band. Martin Scorsese provides fascinating interviews
with Band members, but the film's real hook is the stage show, which includes rock legends
Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Neil Young. Buy
Thursday, May 20 7:30 PM
CHINATOWN, 1974, Paramount, 131 min.
Dir. Roman Polanski. Jack Nicholson is 1930s private eye J.J. Gittes, maneuvering through
a nightmarish L.A. netherworld of cheating husbands, stolen water rights, incest and
murder, as he desperately tries to save beautiful Faye Dunaway from her raptor-like father
John Huston. Writer Robert Townes magnificently complex portrait of Los Angeles has
been widely hailed as the best script of its era. Trailer |
Friday, May 21 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 40th Anniversary!
ZABRISKIE POINT, 1970, Warner Bros., 112 min.
Director Michelangelo Antonioni follows the mind-expanding odyssey of two youths on the
run from the police after a violent student demonstration. Their surreal adventures in the
California desert climax in slow motion apocalypse to the strains of Pink Floyd. Trailer
,1968, Paramount, 111 min. More than
any other film of the era, IF... perfectly represents the international spirit of youthful
rebellion in the late 1960s. Boarding school student Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is one of
the great outsiders of the screen, a poetic, rebel individualist and sensitive wild man.
Director Lindsay Anderson imbues him with an emotional honesty and intellectual depth
rarely seen in films about youth. Buy
Saturday, May 22 7:30 PM
Before she was a teenager, actress Patty
McCormack was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the classic thriller THE BAD
SEED, a role she originated on Broadway. Since that film's release in 1956, McCormack has
continued to excel on television (appearing on everything from THE STREETS OF SAN
FRANCISCO to DALLAS to THE SOPRANOS) and on the big screen (in movies ranging from
independent horror fare to Ron Howard's 2008 FROST/NIXON).
Double Feature: THE
BAD SEED, 1956, Warner Bros., 129 min. This chilling and classic horror-melodrama
from master director Mervyn LeRoy follows Christine (Nancy Kelly), a housewife who can't
shake her growing paranoia about her "angelic" young daughter (Patty McCormack),
whom she suspects of lying, theft and murder. Trailer
KATHY O', 1958, Universal, 99 min.
Dir. Jack Sher. Patty McCormack is back in this comedy as a different kind of "bad
seed" - a bratty child movie star! In person, Kathy O'Rourke (McCormack) is whiny and
foul-mouthed and nothing like her onscreen persona. And her manager (played by Dan Duryea)
has one heck of a time keeping this unpleasant secret from the journalist writing a story
on the young starlet. Discussion between films with actress
Patty McCormack. Buy
Sunday, May 23 - 5:30 PM
Art Directors Society
Screening - Tribute to Production Designer Arthur Max
Production designer Arthur Max was nominated for an Oscar for his
work on Ridley Scotts GLADIATOR, much of which was shot in Malta where sections of
Romes Coliseum were replicated for filming. Max is a longtime collaborator of
Scotts; their films together include BLACK HAWK DOWN, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and AMERICAN
Sponsored by Variety: 10th
Anniversary! GLADIATOR, 2000,
Paramount, 171 min. Director Ridley Scott's instant classic follows the travails and
triumphs of general Maximus (Russell Crowe) as he sees his family murdered by Marcus
Aurelius' power-mad son Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), and then is taken into slavery as a
gladiator pitted for sport against some of the most fearful and blood-hungry foes in all
of Rome. Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Actor, and nominated for
seven more, this rousing and elegantly shot tale of certain doom reversed is nothing short
of mesmerizing. Trailer
Power point presentation preceding the
film and Discussion following the film with production designer Arthur Max. Buy
Saturday, May 29 5:00 PM
Triple Feature: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, 1981, Paramount, 115 min. Archaeologist
Harrison Ford battles occult-obsessed Nazis and former girlfriend Karen Allen as he
attempts to save the Ark of the Covenant. Brilliant, non-stop adventure from director
Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas. Trailer
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM,
1984, Paramount, 118 min. Dir. Steven Spielberg. This time we find Jones fleeing Shanghai
and attempting to help free a villages children from indentured servitude to a
maniacal cult. Before the last reel unspools, Jones will fight for survival in the
nefarious Temple of Doom. Trailer
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE,
1989, Paramount, 127 min. Director Steven Spielberg returns for the third entry in the
series with Indiana (Harrison Ford) searching for his father (Sean Connery) after the
brilliant archaeologist is kidnapped by the Nazis. Trailer | Buy
Sunday, May 30 7:30 PM
70mm! LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, 1962, Sony Repertory, 216 min. This
sweeping epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism is as timely as ever, and as
beautiful. Peter O'Toole stars in director David Lean's masterpiece that is made to be
seen on the big screen! Winner of seven Academy Awards out of 10 nominations. Publisher/author Johan Wolthuis will be selling his book Digital
and 65mm -- Today's Technology For Tomorrow's Cinema! (International 70mm
Publishers) in the lobby. Trailer | Buy