|Special Events in April:Please check this page
before coming to the theatre to make sure that scheduled events will take place as
planned. Tickets are only available at the door, the day of an event. Some events will
repeat at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Friday, April 1 7: 30 PM
Dominique Pinon in-person!
Sponsored by TV 5
First known for playing the cynical killer in DIVA, Pinon has since almost become
synonymous with the career of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He has appeared in Jeunets
DELICATESSEN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, AMELIE & most recently,
A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.
DELICATESSEN, 1991, Miramax, 102 min. Dirs. Jean-Pierre
Jeunet and Marc Caro. Set in a surreal, post-apocalyptic world thats equal parts
Terry Gilliam, Jan Svankmajer and Bozo the Clown, DELICATESSEN stars Dominique Pinon
as rubber-faced acrobat Louison, and Marie-Laure Dougnac as his myopic sweetheart Julie,
trying to find love while they evade the murderous meat-cleaver of her father (Jean-Claude
Dreyfus) and a tenement filled with cannibalistic neighbors! When interviewed about the
darker nature of his early roles, Pinon responded "As a whole, I am given rather
tragic roles. People do not know how much I dream of making them laugh"
Plus Short Hugues Dalton/Jeff Gartons "Lift" (USA, 2003, 29 min). Pinon wordlessly
stars in this tale of starcrossed-lovers set in a gorgeously designed skyscraper evocative
of a distant past. Discussion following with actor Dominique
Pinon and LIFT co-directors, Hugues Dalton and Jeff Garton.
An Aero Theatre Exclusive!
Sunday, April 10 3:00 PM
Celebrating the Teen in Us All!
Join us for a booksigning of the new teen novel, Boy Proof (Candlewick
Press) with local young adult fiction novelist and Cinematheque staffer Cecil
Castellucci, followed by a screening of the original BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER feature.
Boy Proof is set in Los Angeles and among other locations that our teen heroine (a
cinephile and sci-fi enthusiast) frequents, is the American Cinematheque, where she
volunteers! Boy Proof was just chosen as Borders Books "Original
Voices Feb. 2005".The booksigning will take place at Every Picture Tells a Story
at 2 PM
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992, 20th
Century Fox, 86 min.) directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui. Kristy Swanson plays Buffy, a
popular high school cheerleader who is unwittingly chosen to kill vampires. (This feature
version was the inspiration for the later, wildly-popular "Buffy" TV series
starring Sarah Michelle Gellar). >> Also playing at the Egyptian Theatre on April
Wednesday, April 20 7:30 PM
Arnaud Desplechin In-Person! Sneak Preview!
Presented in association with the French Film & TV Office of
the French Consulate.
KINGS AND QUEEN (ROIS ET REINE),
2004, Wellspring, 150 Min. Dir. Arnaud Desplechins exhilarating new film fearlessly straddling heart-wrenching drama and
burlesque hilarity tells the emotionally gripping story of the intersecting lives of
two former lovers. On the one hand, is young and bereaved Nora Cotterelle (Emmanuelle
Devos of READ MY LIPS), who is about to marry a suitable man at last. On the other
hand, the story of IsmaŽl Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric of MY SEX LIFE), one of
Noras former husbands, is tragically committed to a psychiatric home by mistake.
Arnaud Desplechin draws inspiration from mythology, Shakespeare and the grand novels of
the past to tell this very modern tale of human relationships. KINGS AND QUEEN was
nominated for seven Cesar Awards in France (including Best Film, Director, Actor and
Actress), where it continues to be a box office hit. It was also an audience and critical
favorite at the 2004 Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals and firmly established
Desplechin as one of the most exciting French directors working today. Discussion following with director Arnaud Desplechin.
An Aero Theatre Exclusive!