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

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok, Chris D, Margot Gerber, Andrew Crane.

 

Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

Special Thanks to: CINEMA CROATIA: Croatian Ministry of Culture
Consulate General of Croatia in Los Angeles, Croatian National Tourist Board & Cameo.

 

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.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.

 

 

All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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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.
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Special Events in May:

 

 

Thursday, May 5 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] Lecture: "James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’ and Cinema" by Kevin Barry

John Huston and Roberto Rossellini both re-shaped James Joyce's famous story "The Dead" for new audiences of cinema. Rossellini's VIAGGIO IN ITALIA (1953), the last of 'Ingrid's trilogy,' so transformed the story that Joyce's hand is scarcely detectable. By contrast, Huston's THE DEAD (1987) has satisfied its audiences as a reliable version of an original classic. This lecture by Irish author and film historian Kevin Barry will describe the surprising affinities between these major works of Huston and Rossellini: films in which almost nothing happens, films intimate with death, male failure, and the collapse of any confidence in a better future. Presented in collaboration with the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway. [Illustrated lecture approx. 60 min.]

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

Thursday, May 5 – Tuesday, May 10

 

Limited Theatrical Engagement – Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!!

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min. Dir. Thom Andersen. A must see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! "This cinematic essay focuses on the discrepancy between the lived - in urban reality of Los Angeles and its various century-deep cinematic mythologies, the movie is about more than just what the movies get wrong. It’s about the way the imaginary space of cinema intrudes upon the actual space of our lives, so that the L.A. of the movies becomes a kind of separate urban reality unto itself." -- Toronto Star. Voted the Best Documentary of 2004 by the Village Voice.

Thursday, May 5 - 7:30 PM

Friday, May 6 - 7:30 PM Director Thom Andersen will appear for discussion following the film.

Saturday, May 7 - 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM & 9:00 PM

*Sunday, May 8 - 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Monday, May 9 - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 10 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 14 - 1:30 PM

Saturday, May 14 - 5:00 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Saturday, May 14 - 8:30 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Sunday, May 15 - 1:30 PM

Friday, May 20 - 7:30 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Saturday, May 21 - 1:30 PM

Saturday, May 21 - 5:00 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Saturday, May 21 - 8:30 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Sunday, May 22 - 1:30 PM

Friday, May 27 - 7:30 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Saturday, May 28 - 3:30 PM Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Saturday, May 28 - 7:00 PM (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

Sunday, May 29 - 1:30 PM

Saunday, May 29 - 4:00 PM  (Spielberg 78 seat theatre)

*Join Us For An American Cinematheque Members Only "FilmMingler" With Special Guest, Filmmaker Thom Anderson & L.A. Conservancy Staff:

All members who purchase tickets to either program on Sunday, May 8 are invited to attend this free reception with one guest. Mix and mingle with fellow members, learn more about the making of the film from director Thom Anderson, swap L.A. history legends & toast the City of Angels! Reception begins at 5:00 PM.

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

 

Saturday, May 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

For the total “Old Hollywood” experience add a tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 3 for schedule changes. Screening Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM and with behind the scenes historic theatre tours (offered once a month).
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

 

 

Sunday, May 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

For the total “Old Hollywood” experience add a tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 3 for schedule changes. Screening Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM and with behind the scenes historic theatre tours (offered once a month).
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM
FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

 


Wednesday, May 18 – 7:30 PM

ANIMATION A-GO-GO! A TRIBUTE TO ANIMATOR JOANNA PRIESTLEY

Presented in conjunction with ASIFA-Hollywood (International Animated Film Society)

Joanna Priestley’s body of films (17!) have deservedly earned their place in the pantheon of contemporary international animators. Ms. Priestley’s work has won numerous awards at many film festivals worldwide, including, the Sundance and Telluride Film Festivals, among many others. Inventively conceived, superbly crafted, and rich with insight into the physical and spiritual dilemmas that confront us all. We welcome Ms. Priestley in person for the California premieres of her new Flash film "Dew Line," "Fighting Gravity," a short documentary about her creative process, and "Andaluz," a film about southern Spain that she made with Boston animator Karen Aqua. "Voices" (1985, 4 min., drawings on paper). A refreshing and humorous look at personal phobias studded with historical cartoon figures. "She-Bop" (1988, 8 min., drawings and puppet animation). Priestley explores the dark, feminine side of spirituality courtesy of Kali, goddess of creation, preservation and destruction. "All My Relations" (1990, 5 min., drawings on paper with 3-D frames). A satire about the arc of a romance, from the initial lust to marriage, childbirth, upward mobility and the disintegration of the relationship. "Pro & Con" (1993, 9 min., object and cel animation, puppets, drawings and clay painting). A look at the United States prison system through the eyes of a female, African-American corrections officer and a white, male inmate using self-portraits drawn by inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary. "Grown Up" (1993, 7 min., drawings on paper, pixilated hands and object animation). Using object animation to convey a sense of the evolution of mind, body and spirit about the pleasures and perils of becoming middle-aged. There will be a discussion with Joanna Priestley between the two segments of the program. "Fighting Gravity" (2004, 12 min., documentary). A behind the scenes look at Priestley’s studio and the artwork that she creates for her films. "Utopia Parkway" (1997, 5 min., drawings on paper, objects and replacement animation). Inspired by the box sculptures of artist Joseph Cornell, who lived in the same house nearly all his life on Utopia Parkway, in Queens, New York. "Surface Dive" (2000, 8 min., drawings on paper, objects and replacement animation). More than 600 sculptures, 200 glass pieces and 2,200 drawings were used to create this visually striking abstract film about a diving trip to a freshwater lake in the Yucatan. "Andaluz" (2004, 6 min., drawings on paper). Priestley’s newest short looks at memories of a trip to southern Spain. "Dew Line" (2005, 5 min., computer animation). Priestley’s first flash animation. A striking continuation of her fluid, playful style.

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!