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Making Movie History for 80 Years!

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Series programmed by:

Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

Special Thanks to:

BUSH'S BRAIN: Dada Films, David Shultz. UNTIL THE NIGHT: Gregory Haranaka, Alex Nohe.



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.




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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Special Events & Limited Engagements in August




Tuesday, August 10, 2004 – 8:00 PM

Special Sneak Preview! INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS (2004, Eden Rock Media, 20th Century Fox Home Video, 94 min.), directed by Zak Penn. INCIDENT AT LOCH NESS is a film within a film "documentary" that explores the myth and mysteries surrounding Scotland's famed Loch Ness Monster. An expedition team, led by renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (NOSFERATU, WHEEL OF TIME), sets out to discover the real story behind the monster which is


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said to lurk in one of the world’s deepest lakes. Follow the crew as they arrive in Inverness and visit the surrounding community, documenting the local conception of the elusive creature. Next, the team heads out onto the lake searching for signs and clues as to the truth behind the mystery. As the film progresses, it begins to appear that some of the myths are not so "mythical" after all… "German helmer Werner Herzog, playing himself, sends up his own reputation for extreme filmmaking in the deliciously droll mockumentary "Incident at Loch Ness," directed by screenwriter Zak Penn, making his feature debut….Playing like a wry cross between real "unmaking of" docu "Lost in La Mancha" and faked found-footage movie "The Blair Witch Project," "Incident at Loch Ness" cheekily purports to be a record by lenser and occasional documaker John Bailey ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") of Herzog prepping and then shooting an aborted docu called "The Enigma of Loch Ness." That title's too on-the-nose echo of Herzog's own fictional 1974 film "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser" offers the first hint that all is not as it seems." -- Vairety

Discussion following with director Zak Penn, legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog & producer Thomas Augsberger (schedules permitting).


Thursday, August 12 – 7:30 PM

Alternative Screen Independent Film Showcase:

Sneak Preview! BUSH’S BRAIN, 2004, Dada, 80 min. Dirs. Michael Paradies Shoob & Joseph Mealey. This documentary explores the remarkable political journey of the man who is running the United States of America – a ruthless political mastermind whose name is not George W. Bush. A chilling look at the extraordinary behind-the-scenes secret machinations of Bush’s closest advisor, Karl Rove (aka "Bush’s Brain"), and how he orchestrated Bush’s rise to the top and continues to dramatically influence every aspect of the presidency. Based on the best-selling book BUSH'S BRAIN (Wiley, 2003) by journalists James Moore and Wayne Slater. Discussion following with directors Michael Paradies Shoob & Joseph Mealey.


Saturday, August 14

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD


Sunday, August 15

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD


Monday, August 16 – 7:30 PM

Movies Not Available On Video!

SONS AND LOVERS, 1960, Fox (Criterion), 103 min. Director Jack Cardiff’s magnificent film adaptation of one of D.H. Lawrence’s most famous novels received a slew of awards and nominations upon its original release, including an Oscar win for Best Cinematography (Freddie Francis). Former child star Dean Stockwell gives a knockout performance with one of his first adult roles as brilliant young Paul Morel in turn-of-the-century Britain, torn between his nurturing, yet controlling mother (Wendy Hiller) and his alcoholic coal miner dad (Trevor Howard), as well as two very different kinds of lovers (Heather Sears and Mary Ure). And remember, it’s not available on video!


Sneak Preview! UNTIL THE NIGHT 2004, 90 min., USA. Directed & Written by Gregory Hatanaka. "One of the most mature, devastating and challenging films to come along. The film will recall the emotional minefield of John Cassavetes' FACES… hardly derivative; it is a bold, striking original." - FILM THREAT. An intimate portrait of three lives on the brink of emotional and spiritual explosion. Hedonistic Robert (Norman Reedus, MIMIC) circulates in a BLOW UP-style world of models, sex, alcohol and fashion photography. While he seeks inspiration in moments of idealized beauty, the women (Missy Crider, FRAILTY & Kathleen Robertson, NOWHERE, "Beverly Hilss 90210") in his life struggle with their own wrong turns and vulnerability as all three quest to reconnect with their own hearts. Also with Sean Young (BLADE RUNNER) Discussion following with Gregory Hatanaka and cast and crew.

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Monday, August 30 – 8:00 PM

Ken Annakin 90th Birthday Tribute

Co-presented with the British Academy of Film & Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA).

British director Ken Annakin (born August 10, 1914) has proven himself adept at everything from comic fantasy (the delightful MIRANDA), to costume adventure (THE STORY OF ROBIN HOOD), to classic family entertainment (SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON) and to epic military drama (THE LONGEST DAY, BATTLE OF THE BULGE). Join us for a 90th Birthday Salute to this grand veteran of the British film business with a screening of a newly restored 70mm print (courtesy of 20th Century Fox) of his personal favorite of all his films:

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, 1965, 20th Century Fox, 132 min. Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, James Fox and the ever-delightful Terry-Thomas star as a group of lovably crack-pot aviators, inventors & villains competing to win a London to Paris air race in 1910, in director Ken Annakin’s irresistible combination of epic adventure and slapstick comedy. [BAFTA/LA members will receive a $1 discount off general admission tickets for this screening only.] Introduction to screening by director Ken Annakin. There will be a birthday reception beforehand from 6:30 – 7:30 in the Courtyard in Ken Annakin’s honor.