American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for 80 Years!

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Series programmed by:  Dennis Bartok.


Special Thanks to:

Werner Herzog.




Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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.

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<<< December 19-23, 2003 >>>

WHEEL OF TIME Limited Engagement


Friday, December 19 – Tuesday, December 23

New From Werner Herzog!!

WHEEL OF TIME, 2003, 80 min. World-renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (FITZCARRALDO, AGUIRRE THE WRATH OF GOD) returns with one of his most mysterious, thought-provoking and enlightening films yet, a documentary on the Dalai Lama and the spiritual devotion of hundreds of thousands of his followers. Herzog focuses on two mass gatherings of Buddhists – one in the mountains of India, the other at a convention center in a small Austrian town – where the Dalai Lama is scheduled to appear. But health problems may force him to cancel one of the appearances, adding an unforeseen element of chaos and suspense to the plans. Through interviews with the devout worshippers (some of whom have walked and crawled for years to reach the ceremony) and with the Dalai Lama himself, Herzog sketches a sometimes surreal, sometimes humorous, but always fascinating portrait of one of the major religious figures of our time.

Friday, December 19 – 7:15 & 9:15 PM

Saturday, December 20 – 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 PM

Sunday, December 21 – 5:00 & 7:00 PM

Monday, December 22 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 23 – 7:30 PM