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Making Movie History for Over 80 Years!

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Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

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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 $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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<<< May 2007 >>>

Special Events in May:




April 27 – May 3  [Spielberg Theatre]

THE FAR SIDE OF JERICHO, 2007, First Look Pictures, 99 min. The opposite of recent "dark" westerns, this low-budget femme oater/homage to John Wayne and Randolph Scott movies just wants to have a good time. Both director Tim Hunter (RIVER’S EDGE), and hard-boiled cult writer James Crumley (THE LAST GOOD KISS), who co-wrote the script, like their westerns straight-up and action-packed with lots of dark humor. The result is a pistol-packing, great-looking, widescreen entertainment shot in spectacular New Mexico locations – a treat for those who like their westerns short on symbolism and tall in the saddle. Three widows of outlaw gang members are forced to flee a posse and villains who think the women know where their dead husbands’ loot is buried. On the perilous journey that includes run-ins with Indians, Pinkerton agents, and even a few surly ghosts, they have the opportunity to become better friends – if they manage to survive. The three "character actress" leads, Judith Burnett, Suzanne Andrews and Lissa Negrin are best friends in real life, and the salty supporting cast includes Patrick Bergin as a corrupt sheriff and James Gammon as a decidedly homicidal preacher. Co-starring John Diehl, C. Thomas Howell. On Saturday April 28, discussion following with director Tim Hunter and actress/producer Lissa Negrin.

[Also premiering at the Aero Theatre – Thursday, April 26]

Friday, April 27 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 28 – 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 29 – 4:00 PM

Monday, April 30 – 7:30 PM

Tuesday, May 1 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 2 –8:00 PM

Thursday, May 3 – 8:00 PM



Saturday, May 5 – 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Only Los Angeles Screenings!!

THE HAWK IS DYING, 2006, Strand Releasing, 112 min. Director Julian Goldberger (TRANS) adapts the famous novel by Harry Crews (A Feast of Snakes; Scar Lover) into a stunning examination of Florida auto upholsterer George (Paul Giamatti), a middle-aged man on the verge of a midlife crisis. Things are brought to a head by George’s frustrating efforts to tame a wild hawk as well as an out-of-left-field family tragedy, for which he feels partly responsible. Once George goes over the edge, he puts on his falconry glove and keeps the bird literally chained to his arm until he and it come to a meeting of minds. A rigorously intense personal journey into the meaning of one man’s life, Giamatti gives perhaps his best performance ever, one that should have received a slew of awards. A mesmerizing and bewilderingly underrated little masterpiece that deserves to be seen. With exceptional support from Michelle Williams, Michael Pitt and Rusty Schwimmer. This is the film’s only Los Angeles theatrical screening before being released on DVD later in May, and it is your one chance to see it on the big screen. "…one seriously wild and deeply wounded effort from writer-director Julian Goldberger…it may require a leap of faith to succumb to Goldberger's spell. But I leapt, and found it enthralling…" – Nathan Lee, The Village Voice Discussion following first screening with director Julian Goldberger.




May 10 - 13 [Spielberg Theatre]

THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU, 2005, Tartan Films USA, 153 min. Romanian director Cristi Puiu won the 2005 Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes and overwhelming critical acclaim for this hypnotic chronicle of one lonely man's last night on earth. The film balances anguished human drama and very dry black comedy with deceptive ease as hard-drinking, cat-loving Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Ficsuteanu) is whisked from overcrowded hospital to overcrowded hospital by persistent ambulance driver, Mioara (Luminita Gheorghu, of Michael Haneke's TIME OF THE WOLF), to be met repeatedly by contradictions, wrong diagnoses, ambivalence, annoyance and consternation -- until finally he expires. "Because I admire Eric Rohmer so much," says writer-director Puiu, "I wanted to answer his SIX MORAL TALES with my own SIX STORIES FROM THE BUCHAREST SUBURBS." In this first film of the six, "We decided to speak of ‘the love of humanity’ by exploring its incredible absence," says Puiu. "THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU speaks about a world where love for our fellow man doesn’t exist, in which a man whose most basic need for help is absurdly ignored by all around him." "A masterpiece." -- Scott Foundas, LA Weekly; "A gem! A mysteriously mesmerizing voyage." -- David Ansen, Newsweek Don’t miss this last opportunity to see in a theatre the film listed on many critics top 10 lists!

Thursday, May 10 - 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Friday, May 11 - 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Saturday, May 12 - 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Sunday, May 13 - 4:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]



Saturday, May 12

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour




Sunday, May 13

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD with a Special Treat for Mom's coming to this tour on Mother's Day!

You'll score big if you take mom on one of our behind the scenes tours this weekend. Everyone knows that moms LOVE Hollywood history and victorious tales of Los Angeles historic preservation!

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour