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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. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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Special Events in August:

 


Saturday, August 2 - 2:00 PM

LIVE PRESENTATION
Co-Presented by American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

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The Lydeckers: Special Effects Pioneers & Streamline Moderne Architecture Starting in the 1930s, the Lydecker Brothers (Theodore & Howard) produced revolutionary special effects for nearly 400 movies and serials, including the 1942 WWII action picture FLYING TIGERS which uses not a single real fighter plane! They were the undisputed masters of the minatures in Hollywood and worked together closely during the entire production history of Republic Pictures were they had a great deal of creative freedom. Howard Lydecker used his cinematic vision to design and build his own futuristic Streamline Moderne home in Studio City. Travel through worlds real and imagined with Lydecker House historian and TV News Producer Jason Burks who will introduce film clips and discuss how Lydecker’s work influenced his home, which is now an Historic Monument. Nephew to Howard Lydecker and son to Theodore Lydecker, George Lydecker will share his memories of the work of his father and uncle. Special Ticket Price for American Cinematheque & Art Deco Society Members: $5.

 

 

Thursday, August 7 – 7:30 PM

HOLLY SHORTS

The Fourth Annual HollyShorts Film Festival opening night celebration will feature short films, a Q&A with the filmmakers, a red carpet and an exclusive after-party. The lineup will include the following films: Alex Ferrari’s "Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence" (2008, 3 min.) An animated short prequel to Alex Ferrari's upcoming feature RED PRINCESS BLUES. In this tale we meet a 12-year-old girl (voiced by Paula Garces, of HAROLD & KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY) who finds herself in a strange country looking for her father. She is then taken in by a unique-looking man who goes by the name of Nino. She soon discovers the "Book of Violence" and slowly begins her journey that one day will lead to vengeance. Bill Purple’s "Hole in the Paper Sky" (2008, 33 min.) Howard Ferp is a brilliant, misanthropic mathematics doctoral candidate. Just as he is about to complete his thesis and win the citywide chess tournament, his carefully calculated life is turned upside down when he learns that his work study position has been eliminated. Forced to start a new job in the psychology department, Howard encounters two kindred spirits, his supervisor Karen and a doomed laboratory dog. Howard risks everything he thought important to save the animal and, in doing so, discovers his humanity. With Jessica Biel, Garry Marshall. Jeff Vespa’s "Nosebleed" (2008, 9 min.) A man (David Arquette) tries to get rid of a nosebleed, with disastrous effects. Jeff Vespa is an artist, celebrity photographer and co-founder of the digital photographic agency WireImage. He is also responsible for the creation of the WireImage Portrait Studio, what has become an integral part of the independent film festivals worldwide. Previously Vespa produced "Rituals," a film starring Regina King and Isaiah Washington that screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and "The Cage" starring Michelle Trachtenberg. Larry Hankin’s ("Friends," "Seinfeld") "The Outlaw Emmett Deemus" (2008, 8 min.) "Don Quixote" on a motorcycle. Retired elderly gentleman Emmett Deemus wants to live the life of an outlaw biker. He's just bought a funky old '57 BMW motorcycle with a sidecar, "...and jumped into the wind to protect road pilgrims, fight the man, and make some news." After picking up a lady whose car has run out of gas on a deserted country road, he tries to impress her with his "outlaw cred" on the way to a gas station. As if calling his bluff, they're attacked by a gang of real outlaw bikers -- and, with the help of the lady, the old guy wins...probably. Martin Keegan’s "Verboten" (2008, 14 min.) Laura Hagen is the only beauty in Todd Gorman’s life. Unfortunately, Laura also happens to be his abusive father’s bewitching girlfriend. When Todd’s odd behavior drives Laura away, the lonely teenager embarks on a menacing quest to find something lovely for himself. Josh Brolin’s "X" (2008, 15 min.) An inmate escapes prison to reunite with his daughter and searches for her murdered mother in order to ultimately exhume her body and give her a proper burial. Written, directed and produced by Josh Brolin (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), starring Eden Brolin as Jasmine, Eleanor Lambert as Pretty Girl and Vincent Riverside as Jack. For more info, go to: www.hollyshorts.com Following the films there will be a discussion with filmmakers and a reception.

 

 

Saturday, August 9 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

THE SECOND ANNUAL PRIME CUTS EVENT Co-hosted by the Television Academy and American Cinema Editors. Top television editors discuss their craft. Moderated by Shawn Ryan, executive producer of "The Shield" and "The Unit." Confirmed panelists* are: Alan Baumgarten ("Recount"), Andrew Seklir ("Battlestar Galactica"), Greg Featherman ("Entourage"), Steve Lichtenstein ("Project Runway") and Chris Nelson ("Lost" and "Mad Men") *Panelists subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Free to the public – First come, first seated. For more info click here.

 

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Sunday, August 10 - 4:00 PM

U.S. Premiere! Fundraising Benefit for The American CInematheque

STARS WARS: THE CLONE WARS, 2008, Warner Bros., 100 min. Dir. Dave Filoni. Executive produced by George Lucas and produced by Catherine Winder for LucasAnimation. As civil war rages through the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents will stop at nothing to ensure that they fail at their quest. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side... STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS director Dave Filoni, producer Catherine Winder and others involved with the creation of the groundbreaking animated adventure will attend the benefit premiere.
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Special prices: General $45; Students/Seniors $40; Children & Cinematheque Members $30. Starting at 2 PM join us for fun, family-oriented pre-show activities in the courtyard, a trivia contest and more. Check our website for details closer to the date. Only Members can purchase tickets to this event until AFTER July 23rd when they will go on sale to the general public on www.fandango.com  Prior to July 23rd, Members should use the Cinematheque member ticket line to order or fax. For membership information click here.

 

 

Tuesday, August 12 – 7:30 PM

Memorial Tribute to Peter Ivers

New Restored 35mm Print! ERASERHEAD, 1977, Absurda, 89 min. Filmmaker and artist David Lynch burst on the scene in the late ‘70s with this disturbing avant-garde masterpiece. Put-upon Everyman Henry (Jack Nance) – he with the Brillo hairdo – shambles resignedly through a dark, industrial urban landscape. When he joins Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) in a nightmare parody of working-class connubial bliss, and she subsequently gives birth to their mutant calf child, we realize there is no return ticket from this descent down the rabbit hole. Peter Ivers collaborated with Lynch on the writing of "In Heaven," which Black Francis from the Pixies called the centerpiece musical number of ERASERHEAD. Lynch wrote the lyrics and handed them off to Peter after having visited his home and discovering they both shared a love of Fats Waller. Peter then wrote the music for the song on a little electric keyboard in the "spirit of Fats." The result is cult movie magic and a friendship that tragically ended way too soon. As Lynch said, "Peter and I had ‘In Heaven’ as our bond." Tonight we celebrate that collaboration, the life of Peter Ivers, his music and the release of his biography In Heaven Everything Is Fine with its author, Josh Frank. "May be the greatest debut by an American director after CITIZEN KANE." – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid; "Nerds in space. Mutant babies. Domestic derangement. Radiator ladies. Inexplicable seizures. Enigmatic orifices. Weird routines. The hardcore bizarre and ineffably beautiful…Awesome… one must also hear it…the soundscape of ERASERHEAD opened a vast new dimension."—Nathan Lee, The Village Voice. Discussion following the film with In Heaven… author Josh Frank and other guests (tba). A booksigning with author Josh Frank will precede the screening at 6:30 PM in the lobby. A CD of never-before-released music from 1973-1983 called "The Untold Stories – Peter Ivers" will also be on sale.

 

 

Saturday, August 16

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour

& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

 

 

Saturday, August 17

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour

& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD