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Saturday, December 6
Egyptian Theatre Historic
Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
For the total Old
Hollywood experience take a docent-led 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. Tours will start promptly at 10:30 AM at the box
office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and
the projection booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check
our website or our voicemail for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or
Tickets: Tour & movie: $10.
Sunday, December 7
Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
For the total Old Hollywood experience take a docent-led
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. Tours will start
promptly at 10:30 AM at the box office. Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your
walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer's boxes and the projection
booth (not normally included on our tours). Reservations
are not required, we have room for everyone. You can check our website or our voicemail
for emergency cancellations. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tickets: $5. Tour & movie: $10.
Wednesday, December 10 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview! David Fincher In-Person!
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON,
2008, Paramount, 165 min. "I was born under unusual circumstances." And
so begins this adaptation from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man (Brad
Pitt) who is born in his eighties and ages backwards. A man, like any of us, but
unable to stop time. We trace his story set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in
1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any mans
life can be. Directed by David Fincher, this is a time travelers tale of the
people (amongst them Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas) and places he
bumps into along the way, the loves he loses and finds, the joys of life and the sadness
and what lasts beyond time. (Screened from a digital source.) Discussion following with director David Fincher. Trailer
Thursday, December 11 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
NOT JUST FOR DECORATION: ART DIRECTION, COLOR AND
DESIGN IN CINEMA Approx. 180 min. Learning how to define character and enhance story
through an effective embrace of the design elements of cinema (art direction, color,
costume, make-up etc) is critical to establishing yourself in a crowded filmmaker arena.
This inspiring seminar on the functionality of the primary design components in film opens
your creative eye toward achieving "total cinematic" vision.
Why is the color GREEN so important to Alfred
Hitchcock's films and why is it used so specifically and sparingly in his films?
Why is the production design in Vincente Minnelli's melodramas so
much more detailed and creative than his famed musicals?
Why isn't "sound design" more regularly appreciated for
its great artistic potential? Why is sound design regulated to such a
"practical" and realistic place in the construction of contemporary cinema?
How does the detailed orchestration of sound design in Brian
DePalma's early work heavily influence Quentin Tarantinošs cinema today?
How has the creative employment of the design elements of cinema
enhanced and even singled out the magnificence of the contemporary and diverse cinemas of
David Fincher, David Cronenberg, Baz Luhrmann, the Coen Brothers, Sophia Coppola, Ang Lee,
Roman Polanski, Zhang Yimou and Wong Kar-wai?
If cinema constructs meaning primarily through visual and aural
signification, why do most emerging, independent filmmakers regulate theartistic influence
of the design categories to the sidelines?
For our December seminar, we turn our attention back to film
aesthetics and take a close look at how great filmmakers creatively use the design
elements of cinema (color orchestration, sound design, production design, costume design,
make-up design etc) to define character and to enrich their story's meanings. Learning how
to effectively and creatively employ the primary design elements in your film is an
essential (and even critical) ingredient to establishing yourself in the crowded
independent film arena.
So before you make that next film or even write that next script,
take this inspiring, one of a kind seminar in film aesthetics which will help you think
more deeply about your images and create an indelible cinema that will certainly help in
the advancement of your film career. Film Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris instructs.
Film clips will be used to inspire an open dialogue with the audience. Filmmakers and film
lovers welcome! Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Student/Senior with valid
I.D.; $12 Members of the Cinematheque.
Friday, December 12 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
Fetish Film Night
THE PLUSHIES AND FURRIES PROGRAM
Total running time: approx. 70 min. Please join Rick Castro, the director of "Plushies
& Furries" who is also the curator of FFN for a very unique program for the
eveningm including a documentary, film clips and outtakes, furry art and visuals on
display and a lively discussion with the audience.
"Plushies & Furries," (2001, World of Wonder,
30 min) Directed by Rick Castro, (HUSTLER WHITE) and produced by World of Wonder. Furry:
It ain't exactly Bambi! Furries are people who identify with anthropomorphized animals
(animals with human characteristics); in some cases they feel that they are, in fact, part
animal. Since the early 1980s, a growing number of people from every walk of life and
every part of the world have been introduced to the Furry lifestyle -- in large part via
the Internet -- and now consider themselves "Furry." Furry is not so much a
hobby or trend, but rather an identity. Consider this, is being gay only about gay sex? Is
it a lifestyle, or does it consist of the complete identity of an individual? The same
questions apply here. Furry could be the beginning of a whole new social identity:
"transspecies." The Furry trend has been written about in such diverse media as
Vanity Fair, London Financial Times, Wired, Filmmaker Magazine, and even appeared in an
episodes of E.R, CSI. and Entourage. "Plushies & Furries" has
screened at film festivals all over the world, as well as airing on MTV and Channel 5 UK
during 2001- 2002. This is a once-monthly series hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum
Gallery. Each screening will be followed by an informal discussion and debate with the
audience. All screenings for this series will have fetish as the main theme and subject
matter. Rick Castro is an independent curator, filmmaker and photographer working and
living in Los Angeles his entire life. Castro explores the worlds of fetish and
subculture. Ricks photography is in the permanent collections of the Alfred Kinsey
Institute and the Tom of Finland Foundation. His books and magazines are archived at the
UCLA Library and the Leather Museum in Chicago. Rick co-directed and wrote the cult film
HUSTLER WHITE (1996) and the documentary "Plushies & Furries" (2001)
for MTV. (See www.antebellum.us.ms and www.rickcastro.com for more information.) (Screened
from a digital source.) This series is for audiences 18 and
over. Discussion following the film with the audience, moderated by Rick Castro.
Friday, December 19 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]
CULT CINEMA CLUB Approx. 155 min
(including intermission). Join us for a double feature of rare, hard-to-see Japanese
horror films from the 1950s. (Screened from a digital source.)