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Series Compiled by: Kirsten Schaffer & Rex Rude.



Special Thanks to: Stephen Gutwillig



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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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Outfest Wednesdays:


The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Outfest collaborate to present gay and lesbian programming on Wednesdays at the Egyptian. Outfest Wednesdays is the only gay and lesbian-themed weekly screening series in the country. Founded in 1999, the programming features favorites from past festivals, Hollywood revivals, filmmaker retrospectives and sneak preview and word of mouth screenings of upcoming releases. For more information about Outfest see

Some evenings are in the 78 seat Steven Spielberg Theatre. Those films will screen twice the same night.

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Wednesday, January 28 – 7:30 PM


TRINIDAD, 2008, 86 min. Dir. PJ Raval, Jay Hodges. Tiny Trinidad, Colorado (pop. 6,500) is one of the world’s leading centers for gender reassignment surgery. TRINIDAD introduces us to prestigious surgeon Dr. Marci Bowers -- who has undergone the procedure herself -- and to two fellow transwomen building a post-operative recovery house for Dr. Bowers’ patients. These three women face challenges from each other as well as financial issues and battles with the local clergy as they pursue their professional and personal dreams. Filmmaker PJ Raval will appear in person at the screening.




WOMEN IN LOVE, 1969, MGM Repertory, 131 min. With the tagline "The relationship between four sensual people is limited: They must find a new way," coming so soon after the Summer of Love, you didn’t have to drag people into the theaters. Director Ken Russell exploded on the international scene with this surprise crossover hit, reintroducing the world to what was previously, at least in America, one of the lesser known novels by D.H. Lawrence (LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER). It remains one of Russell’s finest accomplishments. In the British Midlands during the 1920s, Alan Bates is Rupert, a stand-in for Lawrence, portraying a free-spirit intellectual writer who becomes enamored of feisty schoolteacher Ursula (Jennie Linden). Bates’ best friend, rich coal-mining heir Gerald (Oliver Reed), is in love with Ursula’s sculptress sister, Gudrun (Glenda Jackson, Best Actress Oscar winner). While all four are able to throw off the shackles of conventional Victorian morality, only Rupert and Ursula enjoy a positive outlook. Gerald’s rigid autocratic nature and Gudrun’s cruel and amoral devotion to "art" send the couple spiraling off into self-destruction. "There are moments of astonishing beauty here: Ursula's sensual rendition of ‘I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles’ as Gudrun reaches for a tree branch; Ursula's nude scene with Rupert, the lovers gracefully circling in a field…that nude male wrestling match by firelight - a near-cinematic first, incidentally. The performances, too, are second to none…" – Ali Catterall, (UK) Review | Trailer
















Wednesday, June 17 – 7:30 PM


A LEGACY TRIBUTE TO PAT ROCCO: EARLY ROCCO EROTICA AND OTHER TREASURES, Approx. 120 min. From the late 1960s through the 1970s, activist and filmmaker Pat Rocco mastered the art of gay male erotic films. His work developed beyond the nudie cutie into thoughtful and at times dramatic glimpses into gay life of that era. Many of these non-pornographic romps and love stories debuted at Los Angeles Park Theatre. Rocco also shot extensive footage of gay demonstrations, parades, marches and festivals. These documentaries contain some of the only existing footage of the beginnings of the gay rights movement in the United States. Titles to include:

THE END - 1969

Please join Christopher Street West, the One National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive as we host a unique salute to this LGBT legend with screenings of Rocco classics. This Outfest Wednesdays screening will span his eclectic career with a focus on his early erotic work and promises to be a fun and rousing evening! For more information about all the events honoring Rocco, please see Discussion following with filmmaker Pat Rocco.


Outfest Wednesdays is on hiatus in July so they can focus on the Outfest 2009 Film Festival this month!






Wednesday, September 9 – 7:30 PM


From child Liza impersonators to lesbian depression, eccentric Southerners to suburban teens with secrets hidden under their mattresses, these fun and touching short films were some of the most beloved at Outfest 2009. Included are the winner of the Outfest 2009 Audience Award for Outstanding Documentary Short, Mark Payne’s "Get Happy" (USA, 2008, 25 min.), a coming-of-age musical extravaganza documentary with many familiar faces; and the winner of the Outfest 2009 Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Documentary Short, Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann’s "First and Loveliss" (USA, 2009, 17 min.) Lloyd and Jackie assemble a jigsaw puzzle, in the process confronting obsession, longing and questions of identity and attachment in rural Tennessee. Also screening: Jennifer Jordan Day’s "Make a Mate" (USA, 2009, 4 min.) A lonely woman finds a magical shop where she can craft an ideal mate; Jay J. Levy’s "Dirty Magazines" (USA, 2008, 39 min.) An absurd comedy about how a mother-son relationship changes after a devoted mom finds gay porn underneath her son’s bed on the morning of his 16th birthday; Chris Russo’s "25 Random Things I Did During My Big Fat Lesbian Depression" (USA, 2009, 10 min.) After getting the shaft in an unbelievable break-up, a lesbian reveals her enlightened yet hysterical road to recovery. Discussion following with filmmakers Mark Payne, Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann, Jennifer Jordan Day, Jay J. Levy and Chris Russo.










Wednesday, December 16 –7:30 PM OUTFEST HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Co-presented by Outfest: AUNTIE MAME, 1958, Warner Bros., 143 min. Dir. Morton DaCosta. Outfest continues its holiday tradition with its ninth annual screening of AUNTIE MAME. Rosalind Russell is in fine form as the jet-setting, Park Avenue aunt who suddenly becomes guardian to her young nephew. Free-spirited Mame takes the boy on irreverent escapades through the bohemian ‘20s, the ravages of the Great Depression, the trials of her many loves and her ploy for social justice. "Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!"- Auntie Mame. 6:30 PM Pre-screening open bar reception hosted by Absolut. Trailer