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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.

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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.

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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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<<< June 2008 >>>

Special Events in June:

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 5 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview!

OTIS, 2008, Warner Bros., 100 min. Dir. Tony Krantz ("24," SUBLIME) A story of suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer’s rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson (Ashley Johnson), goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate (Daniel Stern and Illeana Douglas), are contacted by her kidnapper, an insufferable FBI special agent (Jere Burns) takes charge of the case. But from deep within the psychopathic subterranean world created by Otis (Bostin Christopher), Riley turns the tables on her tormentor, manages to escape and to contact her parents. Fed up with the tragicomic inability of the FBI to find their girl, Will, Kate and Riley’s brother, Reed (Jared Kusnitz), decide to take matters -- and justice -- into their own hands. But when Otis’ brother, Elmo (Kevin Pollak), shows up unexpectedly, the Lawsons find themselves mired in one of the more unusual and macabre consequences of vigilantism. The backed-into-a-corner Lawsons will further complicate their already deadly predicament with a surprising, unfortunate and frankly hilarious final choice. This provocative black comedy, which chronicles an all-American family’s collision with the dark world of a serial killer, has been a film festival favorite and will be released on DVD June 10. Discussion following with director Tony Krantz and various cast members.

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 11 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview:

HELVETICA, 2007, Swiss Dots, 80 min. First-time director Gary Hustwit’s feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. HELVETICA encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. Interviewees include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world: Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, Lars Müller and many more.

 

 

Saturday, June 14 & Sunday, June 15*

Bring Dad for Father's Day and Enjoy A Special Treat! (Sunday Only)

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood history comes alive with our docent tours of the legendary 1922 Egyptian theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Sid Grauman stage show with a visit to the old dressing rooms and singers boxes, plus an exhibit of original furniture created for the theatre. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth, discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history - and more! Tours are approximately one hour long and involve a fair amount of walking. There are plenty of places to sit along the way and the main part of the theatre is handicap accessible. Group Tours can also be arranged.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 19 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

Producer Walter Mirisch In-Person Booksigning:

THE APARTMENT, 1960, MGM Repertory, 125 min. Dir. Billy Wilder. Jack Lemmon ingratiates himself with his corporate colleagues by lending out his apartment for their extra-marital affairs - but his promotion plans backfire when he falls head-over-heels for boss Fred MacMurray’s new gal-pal Shirley MacLaine. Oscar-winner for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay (Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond). "By the time he made THE APARTMENT, Wilder had become a master at a kind of sardonic, satiric comedy that had sadness at its center…the summation of what Wilder had done to date, and the key transition in Lemmon's career…The valuable element in Wilder is his adult sensibility; his characters can't take flight with formula plots, because they are weighted down with the trials and responsibilities of working for a living. In many movies, the characters hardly even seem to have jobs, but in THE APARTMENT they have to be reminded that they have anything else." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, 1967, MGM Repertory, 109 min. Director Norman Jewison’s hard-hitting Southern murder mystery garnered five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Rod Steiger), Best Screenplay (Sterling Silliphant) and Best Editing (Hal Ashby). Philadelphia homicide detective Sidney Poitier arrives in a small Southern town to visit his mother but becomes embroiled in a murder investigation when he is picked up by the local constabulary for no other reason than the color of his skin. When his profession is verified, Poitier’s Philadelphia boss offers his services to redneck Sheriff Steiger to help on the investigation. Incredulous, wary and unapologetically racist, Steiger reluctantly accepts and eventually learns to respect his northern colleague. The outstanding cast includes Lee Grant (SHAMPOO), Warren Oates, Beah Richards, Scott Wilson (IN COLD BLOOD) and Larry Gates. "A film that has the look and sound of actuality and the pounding pulse of truth." – Bosley Crowther, The New York Times. Producer Walter Mirisch will sign copies of his new memoir I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History beginning at 6:30 PM. Walter Mirisch will introduce the screening.