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Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

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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 $10 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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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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<<< January 2007

Special Events in January:


Wednesday, January 10 – 8:00 PM

Cast & Crew Reunion and DVD Release Celebration

BORDER RADIO, 1987, 87 min. Directed by then UCLA students Allison Anders, Kurt Voss and Dean Lent (who also served as cinematographer), this seminal indie film was one of the first of a new breed of moviemaking. Embittered rocker, Jeff (Chris D.) takes it on the lam to Mexico after robbing a cheating nightclub’s safe with his pals, alcoholic bass player, Dean (John Doe) and spoiled, smart aleck roadie, Chris (Chris Shearer). Jeff’s wife, Luanna (Luanna Anders), suddenly finding herself a single mother, tries to put the pieces of the mystery together and convince Jeff to return to his Los Angeles home. A trenchant look at the indie rock scene of the early 1980’s as well as a potent comedy drama about trying to grow up while staying true to iconoclast roots in an evermore homogenized world. With Dave Alvin, Iris Berry, Texacala Jones, Devon Anders and the bands Green On Red and Billy Wisdom and Billy Wisdom and The HeeShees. Discussion following the screening with directors Allison Anders, Kurt Voss, Dean Lent and actors Chris D., Luanna Anders, John Doe, Chris Shearer and Iris Berry (schedule permitting). The first 30 attendees (purchased ticket holders only) to arrive at the theatre will get a  new Criterion Collection DVD (to be released January 16) and a DVD signing will take place at 7:00 PM when the theatre doors open.




Saturday, January 13 – 12 NOON to 2:00 PM


This is a first-ever opportunity for audiences to go behind the scenes and watch Newsweek's annual Oscar Roundtable, which will be featured in our Monday, January 29 issue, on newsstands Monday, January 22. Newsweek's David Ansen and Sean Smith will interview Best Actor and Actress contenders for this year's Oscar in a candid, no-holds-barred conversation that promises to elicit insight into the people behind the faces. The roundtable format gives celebrities a unique opportunity to talk to one another about their craft, an experience many have said they relish. Some past participants are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This year join Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker and others for an intimate discussion. In 2005, all five roundtable participants were nominated for Best-Director Oscars soon after the discussion took place. Sponsored by American Airlines and Norton Internet Security
Special ticket prices: $25 General; $20 Seniors & Students; $15 Members. No passes or vouchers accepted. No cell phones, recording devices, cameras, etc. will be permitted inside the auditorium. Security will hold these items for you for the duration of the program if have any of these items with you.




Sunday, January 14 – – 1:00 PM FREE

GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN LANGUAGE NOMINEES SEMINAR. Co-Presented With The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Discover the best of new foreign films with an in person seminar with the directors of the foreign language nominees for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film: APOCALYPTO, IWO JIMA, THE LIVE'S OF OTHERS, PAN'S LABYRINTH, VOLVER. Please join us for a FREE Round Table seminar with  filmmakers Clint Eastwood, Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo Del Toro and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. (Mel Gibson will not be in attendance). FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING.

More information at: and Tickets are available from the box office on the day of the event only. Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in the Grant parking lot at Selma and Las Palmas. Indicate that you are going to the event at the Egyptian Theatre called the Golden Globe Seminar. All guests are subject to availability.

All five films will screen at the Aero Theatre Jan. 11 -13. Click here to see photos of the films.




Thursday, January 18 – 7:30 PM


With more and more women stepping behind the camera, this shorts program shines the spotlight on some of the most exciting filmmakers working today.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Mary Wigmore’s "Dealbreaker" (2005, USA,13 min.) A discerning single woman has to have some standards when it comes to selecting a potential mate. Zoe Cassavetes's "Men Make Women Crazy Theory" (2000, USA, 20 min.) Alexia Landeau and siblings Donovan Leitch and Ione Skye star in this exploration of male/female dynamics. Sanaa Hamri's "Musicology" (2004, USA, 4 minutes) Hamri, who made her feature debut in 2006 with "Something New," got her start lensing music videos such as this stunner for Prince. Grace Lee's "Girl Meets Boy" (1999, USA, 2 min.) This student exercise from "The Grace Lee Project" helmer illustrates what can happen when the sexes collide. Aurora Guerrero's "Viernes Girl" (2005, USA, 6 min.) What's a sister to do when her brother seduces a different girl every day? Director Guerrero is one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Films 2006. Sian Heder's "Mother" (2006, USA, 17 mins) AFI's Directing Workshop for Women alum Heder wrote and directed this Cannes Film Festival Cinefoundation winner about two women irrevocably changed through a chance encounter in a Beverly Hills hotel room. Torill Kove's "The Danish Poet" (2006, Canada/Norway, 15 min.) Liv Ullmann narrates this animated saga charting the many mysterious paths destiny can take; a charming follow-up to Kove's previous Oscar-nominated animated short "My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts." A discussion with filmmakers Aurora Guerrero and Mary Wigmore will follow the screening along with a raffle of deluxe "director empowerment kits" hosted by Allison Anders and a reception for all in the lobby. Series Compiled by Andrew P. Crane, Kim Adelman and Andrea Richards. (Note: The previously announced Jennifer Anniston film will not be shown as was previously announced.)




Saturday, January 20

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour





Sunday, January 21

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour




Sunday, January 21 – 2:00 PM

Gary Graver Memorial Tribute

Independent filmmaker and cinematographer, Gary Graver toiled away on all different kinds of movies during his long and prodigious career - exploitation, underground classics, mainstream. He was also one of the last cinematographers to actively collaborate with pantheon director, Orson Welles. Please join us for this memorial tribute to Gary (who passed away in November), a dear friend of the Cinematheque, and a man who loved Hollywood and loved the movies. There will be testimonials from friends, family and colleagues as well as clips screened from some of Gary's own favorite work, including some surprise rarities. FREE ADMISSION





Thursday, January 25 – 7:30 PM

THE KID, 1921, 60 min. Dir. Charlie Chaplin. In perhaps his greatest film masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp, following his paternal instincts, takes a hapless, orphaned baby – "The Kid" - under his wing. Five years pass, and the tyke is now a precocious little boy (Jackie Coogan), helping his foster dad, The Tramp, in his "window glass replacement" scam. But a confluence of events, including The Kid’s sudden illness, conspire to separate the two. "…scenes of Chaplin and his company at their finest. And it is a real cinematographic work in the universal language of moving pictures. It could be understood, which means mightily enjoyed, anywhere in the world without a single sub-title, and those it has are few, far between and brief."New York Times Preceded by the short: "The Fireman", 1916, 32 min. Dir. Charlie Chaplin. Charlie is an incompetent fireman who can’t seem to get things right, but in the end saves the day. Preceding the screening of each film, author John Bengtson will lead a mixed media tour across the landscapes of Chaplin-era Hollywood, combining movie images with archival photographs, vintage maps, and contemporary location photographs, to illuminate both Chaplin’s genius and the evolving city that served as a backdrop for his art. Discussion and booksigning will follow the screening with author, John Bengston (Silent Echoes) with his new book, Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin, which reveals the 90-year-old history of Los Angeles and the early film industry hidden within Chaplin’s films.