|Special Events & Limited
Tuesday, November 5
FLICKER: ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT
Sponsored by: Kodak, Yale Film & Video, Dig & Bacardi
Twenty-five emerging and established filmmakers will
participate in the ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS This
years participants range from students, artists, and Super 8 aficionados, to established
Hollywood directors such as Peyton Reed ("Bring It On", "Down With
Love") and independent filmmakers. No one will have seen the edited films prior to
the screening tonight!
Flicker gives each filmmaker one roll of Super 8 film (that
is three minutes and twenty-seconds or exactly fifty feet of celluloid) to make a short
film, and a few rules to abide by for its production. First, all editing must be done in
camera. Without the luxury of post-production, these brave filmmakers have essentially one
take to get the right shot. Filmmakers then return their exposed films to Flicker for
processing, transfer and screening. This years filmmakers: Erik Anderson, Robin Bain,
Toastacia Boyd, Ross Breitenbach, Christian Bruno, John Cannizzaro, Norwood Cheek, Steve
Daniels, Jeff Dawson, Charles Doran, Mark Douglas, Ken Ehrlich, Andrew Garn, Michael Gray,
Sam Kuhlmann, Reuben Lim, Mark Lyon, Alessandro Machi, Lowell Northrop, David Palmer,
Peyton Reed, John Shultz, Charles Silver, Tiffany Sims, Nori Takei, Kurt Thomas, Jessica
Vallot, Chris Wagganer & Patrick Yonally. Most if not all the filmmakers will be in person to introduce their work.
Come mingle with the filmmakers at the reception following the screening!
Wednesday, November 6 7:30 PM
Special Revival Screening!
A BIGGER SPLASH, 1974,
Buzzy Enterprises, 106 min. Dir. Jack Hazan. A mesmerizing, rarely-screened portrait of
one of the most influential figures in modern art, David Hockney, A BIGGER SPLASH
followed the painter from 1970 to 1973 during the creation of his sensual California
"pool" paintings, examining both his art and his relationship with model and
lover Peter Schlesinger. "One of the finest films I have ever seen about an artist
and his work." Martin Scorsese. "A visionary portrait. Fresh and
innovative, funny and audacious." F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly.
November 8-12, 2002
2001, 7th Art Releasing, 85 min. Teen angst and hysteria is routinely channeled
into fervent and energetic prayer huddles that culminate in frenzied episodes of speaking
in tongues at Trinity Assembly of God Pentecostal Church. But this is apparently not
enough to divert the temptations of Satan. In this even-handed doc, director George
Ratliff obtains full access into the preparation for the controversial 10th
annual Halloween "Hell House," a high-tech, fire and brimstone,
designed-to-save-your-soul spectacle put on by a multi-ethnic, Texan congregation. 15,000
visitors watch melodramatic, live action vignettes a botched abortion, a school
massacre, a dying, homosexual AIDS victim, a suicide, family violence and an extra-marital
affair designed to frighten them into the church. Lurking beneath is the sensation
that these sincere and dedicated Christian rightists are living out their darkest desires
as they compete to play such coveted roles as "suicide girl," "rave
DJ," "date rapist" or "abusive father." "
slice of contempo life many viewers will find bizarre and disturbing, not necessarily in
the precautionary-moral way its subjects intend." - Variety
Friday, November 8 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Saturday, November 9 - 5:30 PM; 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Sunday, November 10 - 5:00 PM
Monday, November 11 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Tuesday, November 12 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Tuesday, November 12 7:30 PM
L.A. Theatrical Premiere
Director Danny Minnick In Person!
COLLAGE, 2002, Friends Prod., 60
min. From skateboarder- turned-filmmaker Danny Minnick, COLLAGE is a raw, hip-hop
stoked documentary featuring some of the best skaters around today, including Chad
Muska, Tony Hawk, Kien Leiu, Paulo Diaz, Henry Sanchez, Andrew Reynolds, Jim Greco, Guy
Mariano, Sean Sheffey, Peter Smolik, Steve Olson, Mike Chin, Huy Lee and many more,
racing with them as they defy gravity (and the cops). An ENDLESS SUMMER for the skateboard
generation, with amazing handheld camerawork by Minnick. Discussion
following with director Danny Minnick and skateboarders Paulo Diaz, Chad Muska, Henry
Sanchez, Mike Chin, Peter Smolik and Huy Lee (schedules permitting.)
Wednesday, November 13 Sunday, November
Special Return Engagement in 70 mm.
5 Nights Only!!
Plus, You've seen the movie, now own
the book: BARAKA: A Visual Journal -- on sale at the
Egyptian during this engagement.
BARAKA, 1992, Magidson Films, 96
min. If you missed our sold-out screenings of BARAKA in March, this is another chance to
experience one of the most visually awesome films ever made -- on the giant screen at the
Egyptian Theatre! Inspired by the Sufi word that means "breath of life," BARAKA
is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe (shot in 24 countries on 5
continents), from director/cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier
KOYANNISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). Filmed entirely
without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70 mm. images, BARAKA is
quite simply breathtaking. "Smashingly edited, superbly scored
volumes about the planet without uttering a single word" Suzan Ayscough, Variety.
Discussion following Friday 11/15 7:15 PM screening and
Saturday 11/16 6:00 PM screening with producer Mark Magidson and composer Michael
Stearns. Director Ron Fricke will be unable to participate as previously announced.
Wednesday, November 13 7:30 PM
Thursday, November 14 7:30 PM
Friday, November 15 7:15 PM & 9:45 PM
Saturday, November 16 -- 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM & 8:30
Sunday, November 17 -- 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Visual Journal is $43. $38 for American Cinematheque Members.
4th ANNUAL WOMEN IN SHORTS
Co-presented with Women in Film
Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 pm
Our fourth-annual look at short films that have female protagonists
and female directors. These films look at, among other topics: sexual issues, romantic
beginnings and endings, power struggles & racial questions, Funny, painful,
beautiful, smart and sexy. Sound like a woman you know?
Wendy Wilkins "Jack & Diane" (6 min, Beta).
An arc of a couples love affair told through fifty-seven different popular song lyrics.
Julie Triminghams "Opening Night" (8 min, Beta). Dramatic,
beautiful short about a singers fears and sorrows that must be surrendered to
perform. Francesca Talentis "On Writing Hat Poems" (2 min, Beta).
Thought-provoking, animated piece based on poem by Marvin Kimbrough. Jamie Babbits
"Stuck" (8 min, 35 mm). Newest short from director of two previous shorts
and feature "BUT IM A CHEERLEADER", finds two women, longtime partners,
coming to a crossroads in their relationship. Tracey DArcys "Another
Life" 12 min, 35 mm). Life and how we perceive it should always be
questioned. Anna Condos "Alchemy" (18 min, 35 mm). Based
on Chekovs short story "A Work of Art", a gem of style, humor, space and
interesting characters. Grace Lees "Barrier Device" (26 min,
35 mm). Multi, award-winning short stars Sandra Oh (ARLISS, LAST NIGHT) &
Suzy Nakamura (CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASUM) In a strong, funny drama about
obsession and loyalty between women. Q & A to follow w/ filmmakers Wendy
Wilkins ("Jack & Diane"), Jamie Babbit ("Stuck"), Tracey
DArcy ("Another Life") & Grace Lee ("Barrier
Device"). Women in Film members receive the American
Cinematheque member discount when they present their membership card at the box office or
on fax order.
Program Compiled by Andrew P. Crane