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Sunday, January 10 5: 30 PM
Elvis Presley 75th Birthday Celebration:
Join us for a celebration of what would have been Elvis'
75th birthday, with films, special guest Francine
York, music and karaoke from Roarshack, the biggest Elvis Mix 'n Mingle trivia game
& Bingo west of Memphis from Wise
Guys Events (and Elvisy Prizes), food vendors including banana-peanut butter pancake
bites from Buttermilk Truck, BBQ from BarbiesQ and to top it all off, birthday cake from La Morenita Bakery for the
entire audience. Plus, Elvis merchandise for sale from Hollywood Book & Poster.
Fabulous prizes from Warner Bros., Bettie
Page Clothing, Taschen Books
(at the Grove), the Grammy
Museum's Elvis at 21 Exhibit and Hollywood
Book & Poster. The Pig 'n' Whistle
will have a no-host bar in the Egyptian's Courtyard. Entrance to courtyard activities is
with paid admission only. Food trucks are cash only. See photos from our Elvis birthday
press conference on Jan. 8th on the Egyptian Theatre Facebook page. Dress
Then at 7:30 PM, an
Elvis Presley Double Feature:
ELVIS '56, 1987, 61 min. Dir. Alan & Susan Raymond (AN
AMERICAN FAMILY). A chronicle of Elvis' breakthrough year when he rose from naive rock
singer to world famous superstar. Featuring rare performance footage and most of the 22
songs he recorded in 1956... "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog,"
"Love Me Tender" and more. Band member Levon Helm narrates. [SD/DMX Digital
JAILHOUSE ROCK, 1957, Warner Bros., 96 min. Dir. Richard
Thorpe. Elvis Presley is serving a term for manslaughter. Once the King is released from
jail, he quickly rises to the top as a rock 'n' roll singer. Trailer
Special Guest Francine York.
Francine York & Elvis.
Wednesday, January 13 - 8:00PM
Los Angeles Premiere! GIRLS
ON THE WALL, ITVS, 2009, 62 min. Dir. Heather Ross. What happens when a group of
incarcerated teenage girls get a shot at redemption via a musical based on their lives?
This award-winning documentary introduces us to three unforgettable girls whose sense of
humor is all the more surprising as we hear the stories that brought them to lockup during
the writing and staging of their production. Discussion
following with director Heather Ross. Plus, starting at 7 PM, a live hip hop session in the courtyard featuring
the breakdance stylings of the "ANTICS" b-girl crew, plus some of the city's
finest teen MCs. Trailer | Official Website
Thursday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
5th Annual Focus on Female Directors:
This shorts program celebrates cinema pioneers,
Oscar nominees, music video helmers, documentary filmmakers, international award winners,
and the brightest stars emerging from the festival circuit.
Jane Campion's "Peel" (Australia, 1982, 8 min.) This classic Palme d'
Or-winning film about a dysfunctional family car trip is also known as "An Exercise
Robyn Simms "Sisyphus" (USA, 2009, 1 min.) This documentary
explores the musings of a very young man.
Janet Grillo's "Flying Lessons" (USA, 2008, 15 min.) Dana Delany stars in
this moving story about a single mother and her autistic son.
Steph Green's "New Boy" (Ireland, 2007, 11 min.) Based on a Roddy Doyle
short story, this Oscar-nominated short follows an immigrant schoolboy.
Patricia Cardoso's "The Air Globes" (USA, 1990, 12 min.) A rare early
piece from the director of REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES.
Jessica Yu's "The Kinda Sutra" (USA, 2009, 8 min.) Yu's latest work
explores youthful misconceptions about a universal question: How are babies made?
Katie Wolfe's "This Is Her" (New Zealand, 2009, 12 min.) A woman giving
birth foretells her family's future.
Juanita Wilsons "The Door" (Ireland, 2009, 17 min.) A fathers
desperate attempt to come to terms with the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl
disaster; this film just made the short list for Oscar nominations.
Cat Solens "Bowl of Oranges" (USA,
2002, 3 min.) This charming music video made for the band Bright Eyes interweaves
stop-frame animation and live action in a playful celebration of craft.
Alice Guy Blachés "The Thief" (1913). A silent short
about a down-on-his-luck solider from cinemas first female director, who was also
the first woman to run her own film studio.
Discussion to follow with Patricia Cardoso, Robyn Simms and
Janet Grillo. All ticket buyers eligible to enter a
free drawing for a director empowerment bag.
Thursday, January 14 - 7:30 PM
Friday, January 15 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 16 - 7:30 PM
[Spielberg Theatre] Limited Engagement!
THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, 2008, Vitagraph
Films, 155 min. Dir. Uli Edel. Following a sold-out weekend
engagement in November and inclusion on John Waters' Artforum Top Ten Films of 2009
list, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX is back on the big screen by popular request. Germany
1967: The children of the Nazi generation have grown up in the devastation their parents
created. They vowed fascism would never rule again. In their fight for freedom they lost
themselves in the cause and ignited a revolution around the world. Meet the original faces
of terrorism, the Baader Meinhof Group, in this Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated
film. Starring Martina Gedeck (THE LIVES OF OTHERS), Moritz Bleibtreu, Joanna Wokalek
(POPE JOAN, NORTH FACE), Bruno Ganz. Directed by Uli Edel (LAST EXIT
TO BROOKLYN). Produced by Bernd Eichinger (LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and DOWNFALL). Trailer/Official Website
"Now here were some kids who knew how to cause trouble! Hmmm... What should
we do today? Stop the Olympics or blow up a commercial airplane? These radicals made The
Weathermen look like pussies." - John Waters, Artforum "Top 10
Films of 2009 List"
Critic's Pick New York Times
"....A real life thriller ..."
"...mesmerizing story of curdled idealism, one that has been told before but rarely
as well "
-Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The equivalent of Steven Soderbergh's 'Che' having a love child with 'The Fast and
-Kenneth Turan, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The year's best-made and most counter-romantic action thriller."
-Christopher Hitchens, VANITY FAIR
"Explosive, in every
possible way. Director Uli Edel ("Last Exit to Brooklyn") is a meticulous
alchemist, creating a combustible mix of suspense, historical fact and dramatic
-Alexis L. Loinaz, METROMIX
Friday, January 15 - 7:30 PM
The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet:
Webisodes on the Big Screen! STRIKE
TV: Strike TV was created by screenwriters during the Writers Guild of
Americas strike of 2007. Since then it has grown to house more than 200
independently financed web series from writers of "The Office," "The Daily
Show," "Friends," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Saturday Night
Live," "Robot Chicken," and many more. Featuring webisodes from their
biggest star-studded web series, including the Emmy-nominated IMAGINARY BITCHES and the
triple Webby honoree UNKNOWN SENDER. Hosted
by Bob Kushell (writer and
producer, "The Simpsons"). Discussion with Steven de Souza, Timothy Dalton,
Mindy Sterling, Peter Hyoguchi,
Ken Lazebnik, Matt Enlow, Steven de Souza, Ellen Sandweiss, Anthony Farrell, Kate Purdy,
Christopher Barrett, Lester Lewis, Ian Deitchman, Andrew Miller, Eden Riegel, Susan
Miller, Tina Cesa Ward, Lorin Wertheimer, Patricia Scanlon. (subject to availability) and others to be
announced. Teaser | Official Website
Saturday, January 16
& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Egyptian Theatre Historic 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. Add the
Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) following the tour. 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 FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10.
Saturday, January 16 - 7:30 PM
NINE, 2009, The Weinstein Company, Dir. Rob Marshall. Famous
film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) struggles to find harmony in his
professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife,
his mistress, his muse, his agent and his mother. An impressive cast of Academy Award
winners and nominees, including Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren and Penélope
Cruz. Guest to be announced. Trailer
Sunday, January 17
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
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. Add the Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.)
following the tour.
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.
Tours will be held rain or shine. Tickets:
$5. Tour & movie FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10.
Sunday, January 17 - 7:30 PM
8-1/2 (OTTO E MEZZO), 1963, Corinth Films, 144 min. Winner of
the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and arguably Fellinis greatest
masterpiece. 8-1/2 stars the great Marcello Mastroianni as a very Fellini-like
director trying to escape the self-made chaos of his artistic and personal lives at an
Italian health spa, where hes pursued by jealous mistresses, demanding producers and
surreal fantasies of his own past, present and future. Co-starring Claudia Cardinale,
Anouk Aimee, Sandra Milo, Rossella Falk and Barbara Steele. The inspiration for the
musical NINE. [BR/DMX Digital Cinema Presentation] Trailer
Wednesday, January 27 - 7:30 PM
Hollywood Outlaws: Clu Gulager and Damon Packard:
"John and Norma Novak," 1977, ZxEAP
no.1, 30 min. Dir. Clu Gulager. A dazzling, cross-dressing, violent and lavishly shot rock
opera with an amazing score.
REFLECTIONS OF EVIL, 2002, Pookie Films, 115
min. Dir. Damon Packard. Bobby (Damon Packard) is a watch salesman, trapped in an endless
cycle of frustration, terror and disappointment. A mind bending odyssey through the angry
and paranoid streets of Los Angeles, this is the ultimate underground film. Part horror
film, part autobiography, all Packard.
"A Day With the Boys," 1969,
Universal, 18 min. Dir. Clu Gulager. A haunting and beautiful short, with no dialogue,
following a pack of boys as they play on a summers afternoon. Lush cinematography by
"Fucking Tulsa," 1992, Blackvale
Films, 20 min. Dir. Clu Gulager. The WORLD PREMIERE of the Gulager familys grand
guignol, intended to be the cruelest film ever made. "I found the filmmaking
tremendously powerful and exciting to witness, while being totally appalled and
distressed..." - Jonathan Demme. Discussion between
films with Clu Gulager, Damon Packard, John Gulager, Tom Gulager and Diane Ayala Goldner. Trailer
Thursday, January 28 - 7:30 PM
[Spielberg Theatre] CREATING
A MORE VISUALLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA (180 min.) This unique film aesthetics
seminar is designed to empower emerging filmmakers with greater artistic knowledge of how
to achieve the visual and aural potential of cinema. Film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris
addresses why it is important for new filmmakers to think more creatively about their
images and the necessity of creating a more intricate, complex and personally realized
cinema. Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the audience.
Ever wonder what lies ahead in the immediate future for a
next generation of film artists?
Ever wonder if you are on the right track to finding your way as a creative filmmaker?
Ever wonder if something lies beyond the Independent filmmaking world and its 25-year
old genres and formulas?
Still chasing that elusive dream?
It is time to get you back in touch with your creative instincts and discover a way to
really move your film career forward. While technology is in your favor to help you make
your film, do you really understand how to create complex and indelible images that will
help bring attention to your new film? What sets Almodovar, Antonioni, Bergman, Bunuel,
Coppola, Fellini, Hitchcock, Scorsese and Tarantino's ability to visualize apart from
yours? Believe us when we say it¹s not money!
Before you finish that scripts before you shoot that filmtake this one of a kind,
ALL NEW, extremely motivating film aesthetics seminar that is designed to empower you with
greater artistic knowledge of how to achieve the visual and aural potential of cinema.
Film festival programmer and film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris
addresses why it is important for new filmmakers to think more deeply and more creatively
about the construction of their images and the necessity of creating a more intricate,
complex and personally realized cinema. Moving beyond the most basic forms of cinematic
language is essential to having the film career you want. Learning how to effectively
embrace and understand the functionality of the primary "visualizing components"
of great cinematic construction (the close-up, the long take, mise-en scene, color
schemes, film editing styles, sound design, production designs) is critical to
establishing yourself in the U.S.¹s crowded film arena. Film clips will be used to
inspire an open dialogue with the audience. The experience of watching over 17,000
independent feature films from emerging filmmakers (and even more shorts!) has given Mr.
Harris unique insight into the contemporary world of independent filmmaking and the
reasons why you must transcend it!
Because you have to know what¹s on cinema's horizons CREATING A MORE VISUALLY
COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA An Interactive Cinematic Forum. $12 Cinematheque Members, $15 Students/Seniors, $20 General.
COMING IN MARCH 2010 TO THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE:
ALL DOC'D UP: A Documentary Industry Panel And Forum Discussion.
NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD: The Complete Guide To Film Festivals and How To
Establish The Best Festival Release Strategy For Your Film
Saturday, January 30 - 4:00 PM
Los Angeles Art Deco Architecture
Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Lecture:
Between 1920 and 1940 the population of Los Angeles grew by more than 1 million.
To meet the needs of this explosive growth, the architects of the day were called on to
build a vast number of structures, most of them in the prevailing art deco style. More a
style of decoration than a type of architecture per se, art deco developed its own unique
look as it blossomed in L.A. Palm fronds, grape clusters, sunbursts, and ocean waves, all
symbols of the California arcadia, adorn the buildings of Los Angeles. The lecture will
include a synopsis of the metamorphosis of architectural style into what we now call Art
Deco; plus a virtual tour of a dozen buildings in the Historic Core including the William
Fox, Eastern Columbia, Title Guarantee & Trust and Oviatt Buildings, as well as works
by architects Parkinson & Parkinson, Styles O. Clements and Claude Beelman. Lecture by Jeffrey Bissiri A.I.A., architect, member of the ADSLA
In light of the recent closure of the
Fairfax Theater on Beverly Blvd., this lecture will include a special presentation on this
endangered theatre which has been serving the Beverly/Fairfax community for 80 years. See
a video about the Fairfax.
Special ticket price for Art Deco Society Los
Angeles and Cinematheque Members: $5 all others $7.