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Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $11 general admission unless noted otherwise.

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.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.

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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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<<< November 2010 >>>

One Night Special Events in November:


These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!



Monday, November 1 – 7:30 PM

Sold Out! SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, 2010, Universal, 112 min. Dir. Edgar Wright. When lanky, apathetic Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meets the literal girl of his dreams, the chromatically coifed Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he doesn’t realize the lengths he’ll have to go to win her affections. Let the battle of the Seven Deadly X’s begin! Break-neck, deadpan humor and hyperbolically ADD action sequences decorate director Edgar Wright’s whirling dervish adaptation of the popular graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley. [35mm] Discussion following the film with director Edgar Wright and graphic novel writer Bryan Lee O’Malley, moderated by Guillermo del Toro. Enter a drawing to win a Blu-ray/DVD of SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD courtesy of Universal Home Video due out November 9th! Trailer



Thursday, November 4 – 7:30 PM


(approx. 3 hours) 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, presented just in time for the Winter/Springs film festival season, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director Of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Festival Of Short Films) offers filmmakers practical skills to navigating 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?

Discussion Topics to be discussed include:

--A survey of the most important film festivals in both the United States and the international community.

--A breakdown and discussion of what particular film festivals are looking for and what individual film festivals respond to as they build their yearly slate of selected films.

--How to strategize the best festival release for your film.

--The growing importance of community and genre film festivals.

--Why establishing a good "perception" for your film in the film festival world may be the most valuable strategy of all.

--What do I do with my work-in-process film with film festival deadlines approaching? Is it worth submitting a WIP to Sundance or South By Southwest?

--Film Festival Diagnosis For Your Film: Do I have a "festival" movie? Before you spend all that money on submission fees, what is the primary definition of today’s "film festival" content?


--Secret "insider tips" on submitting your film that will improve your chances of getting selected!!

--And a list of film festivals to AVOID and why!

Whether you are currently submitting your film to festivals or whether you are in production on your film or even if you are just prepping or writing your first film, EVERYONE is encourage to check out this insightful, stimulating and empowering discussion of film festivals and film festival release strategy. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission. Buy Tickets


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Thursday, November 11 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print! BARAKA, 1992, Magidson Films, 96 min. Inspired by the Sufi word meaning "breath of life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe -- shot in 24 countries on five continents -- from director- cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier KOYAANISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). Filmed entirely without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70mm images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking. [70mm] Discussion following with producer Mark Magidson (Schedule Permitting). Trailer


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Friday, November 12 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: WINSTANLEY, 1975, Milestone Films, 95 min. Dir. Kevin Brownlow. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo continue their effort to reshape the way movies look at history in this portrait of Gerrard Winstanley and his nonviolent attempts to start a commune in 1649 Surrey. Once again, Brownlow and Mollo strive for period authenticity on every level, and this, combined with the silent film techniques they employ, give WINSTANLEY a quality that is simultaneously realistic and otherworldly - it's like a science fiction film set in the past instead of the future. [35mm]

IT HAPPENED HERE, 1965, Milestone Films, 93 min. In this thought-provoking piece of speculative filmmaking, directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo imagine what England would have been like in 1944 if Germany had successfully invaded and occupied the country at the beginning of WWII. Brownlow's obsessive attention to detail (he worked on the film for years before bringing military scholar Mollo on) and bold use of real-life fascists and Nazi sympathizers make this a riveting work - and one that was not properly seen in its unedited form for decades. [35mm] Introduction by director and archivist Kevin Brownlow, who is receiving an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science’s Governors Award.

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Sunday, November 14 - 6:00 PM [SPIELBERG]

All New Visual Communication Seminar! CREATING A MORE VISUALLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA (3 hours) Are you on the right track to becoming the filmmaker of your dreams? It's not money that sets you apart from Almodovar, Altman, Coppola, Fincher, Leigh and Scorsese. Before you finish that script, before you shoot that film, take this one of a kind, extremely motivating film aesthetics seminar designed to get you back in touch with your creative instincts so that you can have the career you want…and deserve! Thomas Ethan Harris instructs. Film Clips used to inspire. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission. Buy Tickets


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Sunday, November 14 – 7:30 PM

Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: Adrian and the Bizarre. This illustrated one-hour lecture is a focused survey of costume and fashion designs by Gilbert Adrian, highlighting his use of surreal imagery and the avant-garde. Examining the designer's source of inspiration sheds light on the important role that modern art played in fashion design during the first half of the 20th century and on how Adrian was able to successfully imbue his designs with a timeless quality despite the restrictive deadlines enforced by the film and fashion industries. Selections from some of his most celebrated films-including The Women, Mata Hari, and The Philadelphia Story-will be highlighted as will his most innovative prÍt-a-porter ensembles, illustrating Adrian's important position in both art and fashion history. An analysis of Adrian's most unusual creations will reveal a talent that transcended contemporary costume design, and elevated him to the level of haute artiste. Aaron M. Rubin is an art historian whose studies focus on the relationships between the fine arts and the decorative arts - specifically Dada, Surrealism, and the early avant-garde. Since 2007 he has worked with Bonhams & Butterfields auction house. Followed by a look at Adrian's work in…

THE WOMEN, 1939, Warner Bros., 133 min. Dir. George Cukor. When Norma Shearer discovers her husband is cheating on her, an all-star parade of MGM leading ladies convenes to gossip and commiserate: Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Marjorie Main and Joan Fontaine lead the all-female cast. Filmed in black and white, it features a dazzling 10-minute fashion parade filmed in Technicolor, with wonderful gowns by Adrian (THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD). [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets


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Tuesday, November 16 – 7:30 PM

Co-presented with Social Network Live: SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR THE FILM COMMUNITY: FILMMAKERS, ACTORS, WRITERS, AGENTS, STUDIO EXECUTIVES, 180 min. If you enjoy media in any format, you can't escape the words "social networks." What are these tools and why does every professional need to use them? Joy A. Kennelly, "The Joy Writer," will moderate a panel on everything from the basics of using social networking tools to creative techniques and tips for more advanced users, from our panel of experts in the medium. Social media experts will discuss the latest social media tools, trends and platforms available to filmmakers, agents, talent and studio executives to brand, manage, market and develop a fan base for projects. Get the most out of these free tools to develop your own brand or project. To tweet questions during the panel use #amcinsnl Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood; American Cinematheque’s Digital Marketing Strategist, Margot Gerber; Founder and CEO of MomentFeed, Rob Reed; Wendy Cohen, Take Part's Community, Alliances & Digital Lead on the Waiting for 'Superman' campaign; Chris Gore, founder of Film Threat and "Nerdlebrity." Learn how to brand, manage, market and develop a fan base for you or a project with experts in the field. Panelists subject to availability.$12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission.  Buy Tickets




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Wednesday, November 17 – 7:30 PM

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films™ from around the world produced over the past three decades: THE TERMINATOR, 1984, MGM Repertory, 108 min. "I’ll be back," growls metal-machine Arnold Schwarzenegger - and Cameron’s career kicked into overdrive with this story of a cyborg killer from the future tracking down human prey Linda Hamilton. Shot on a very lean budget of $6.5 million, with excellent effects by Stan Winston and Fantasy II, THE TERMINATOR is pulp sci-fi at its very best. [35mm] Discussion with cinematographer Adam Greenberg and SFX artists including Shane Mahan. Trailer Buy Tickets




Thursday, November 18 – 7:30 PM

70mm! Premiere of New Restored Soundtrack! WEST SIDE STORY, 1961, MGM Repertory, 151 min. The ultra-classic musical, co-directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, with Natalie Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her star-crossed lover Tony, surrounded by switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein's soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, stands as one of the finest ever written for the American musical theater. [70mm] After years of searching and restoration efforts, the full original 6-track mag masters have been recovered and restored, bringing back the glory of this magnificent sound mix, which has not been heard with prints since the early 1970s. Join us for the long-awaited "re-premiere" of this complete original soundtrack. Trailer | Buy Tickets


Saturday, November 20

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour


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. 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. Buy Tickets




Friday, November 26 – 7:30 PM

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min. Dir. Thom Andersen. Voted Best Doc of 2004 by The Village Voice. A must see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! See it now on the big screen. Discussion following the film with director Thom Andersen. Trailer


Saturday, November 27 – 7:30 PM

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939, Warner Bros., 222 min. Dir. Victor Fleming. Southern vixen Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if that means surviving the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett's beloved Tara and the overthrow of the Old South itself. Trailer



Sunday, November 28 – 2:00 PM

Family Matinee! "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol," 1962, NBC, 52 min. Join us for a screening of the first animated Christmas special, which premiered on NBC in 1962. With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and the voices of Jim Backus, Jack Cassidy, Jane Kean and Morey Amsterdam, this 52-minute adaptation of Dickens - cleverly presented as a play within a play (with the nearsighted Magoo playing Scrooge on Broadway) - paved the way for a slew of animated holiday specials. Following the screening, a panel including animator Darrell Van Citters, author of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special (Oxberry Press). Key layout artist Bob Singer, actors Marie Mathews (Young Scrooge) and Jane Kern (Belle) will examine the making of the program and its place in television history. Clip