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Leading Black filmmakers, producers and writers opened up about what inspired them to enter cinema and the importance of capturing the Black diasporic experience on screen during a virtual panel co-hosted by the American Cinematheque and the African American Film Critics Association.
Spike Lee’s American Cinematheque tribute is taking shape with the addition of Angela Bassett, Ryan Coogler, Jodie Foster, Rosie Perez and Da 5 Bloods stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said Monday that producer Stephanie Allain, WME partner Esther Chang and Black List founder Franklin Leonard will serve as new board members at the organization.
The Cinematheque, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit committed to screening movies in theaters and fostering conversations between filmmakers and moviegoers, had been in increasingly dire financial straits for several years.
The American Cinematheque will honor Spike Lee with its 34th American Cinematheque Award, which will be presented Jan. 14, 2021 as part of a pandemic-era virtual tribute.
Spike Lee will receive the American Cinematheque Award and will be honored during a virtual tribute on Jan. 14, 2021.
The idea of a U.S. film festival sticking to its dates in 2020 with a fully programmed, all-physical, non-virtual slate of screenings?
While film festivals and much of public life have gone virtual in the pandemic, Los Angeles’ genre-focused Beyond Fest is here to say: “F— COVID.”
The late director will be feted with a virtual celebration of her small-screen work featuring collaborators, friends and boyfriend Marc Maron.
Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault
The restored “MR TOPAZE” will make its virtual debut at the American Cinematheque.
Faced with over $8 million in essential renovations at the Egyptian Theatre, the American Cinematheque faced closing the historic Hollywood movie palace and ceasing to exist as an organization. And then, Netflix bought the theater.
Netflix to put a new spin on L.A.’s classic Egyptian Theatre.
The American Cinematheque is going to host an online screening and virtual Q&A for “The Half of It.”…there will be an online discussion with writer-director Alice Wu and stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire moderated by “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang.
Today it is offering the digital debut of the extremely rare short The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany, from legendary Oscar-winning filmmaker Agnès Varda.
The film organization behind theaters such as Hollywood’s Egyptian and Santa Monica’s Aero just released a video where chief projectionist Benjamin Tucker talks us through the projection room of the world-famous Egyptian Theatre.
John Sayles: Independent Salute to the veteran indie filmmaker includes screenings of such Sayles classics as “Return of the Secaucus Seven,” “Matewan,” “Brother From Another Planet,” “Lone Star,” “Limbo,” “Passion Fish” and “Eight Men Out.”
The shrewd programmers at the American Cinematheque have dreamt up an engaging way to riff off the Oscar-nominated success of “Ford v Ferrari” by putting together a series called “Ford vs…” that pairs a John Ford film with a similarly themed work by another director.
Benjamin was one of the stars of “The Last of Sheila” along with Dyan Cannon. The two are reuniting for a screening of the film on Sunday evening at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
The highly anticipated black and white version of the film will debut in Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theater January 31.
Review: ‘Varda by Agnès,’ a moviemaking masterclass in Agnès Varda’s final film.
“These screenings are all about seeing a work the way a filmmaker originally intended to show it,” Nolan said at a presentation at the Egyptian Theatre in LA.
Charlize Theron became the 33rd recipient, and 7th woman, and first South African to get the American Cinematheque Award on Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
As Charlize Theron accepted the 33rd American Cinematheque honor at the Beverly Hilton on Friday night, the atmosphere more resembled a roast than a reverential evening celebrating the cinematic achievements of an Oscar winner.
During a wide-ranging Q&A following a screening of Altman’s 1973 classic at LA’s Beyond Fest, Gould talked about his most iconic collaborations — and even a brief encounter with Alfred Hitchcock.
The Hollywood-based genre festival Beyond Fest on Tuesday unveiled its 2019 lineup, which kicks off September 25 with the double feature Color Out of Space from Richard Stanley and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real.
American Cinematheque Head of Programming Gwen Deglise Moore became the latest to receive the distinguished Insignia of Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Letters, an award established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.