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Friday, July 3 7:30 PM
4th of July Celebration - Restored Director's Cut!
1776, 1972, Sony Repertory, 169 min. Director Peter H.
Hunts inspired, faithful adaptation of the 1969 Broadway smash. Who would have
thought the story of the signing of the Declaration of Independence could be so
fascinating as a movie and a musical? John Adams (William Daniels), Benjamin Franklin
(Howard Da Silva) and Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard) try to woo the rest of the colonies
toward independence from mother country England. Many of the actors here were in the
original Broadway production and their ease in the roles shows on the screen. Were
thrilled to be screening a beautifully restored print of the complete, uncut version of
the film! Trailer Discussion follows with director Peter Hunt.
Saturday, July 18
& FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Egyptian Theatre Historic 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: Tour & movie: $10.
Sunday, July 19
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
What Mother doesnt like gossip on Hollywood legends, scintillating stories of
the silent screen and dramatic tales of historical architectural preservation? Bring
yours! Special Treats for Moms Attending the Tour Today!
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: $5. Tour & movie: $10.
Sunday, July 19 7:30 PM
SCOPITONES CAROUSEL OF STARS
This panel will explore the forgotten history of the 1960s Scopitone phenomenon,
from both a cultural and technological perspective. Scopitones were pop music films
designed to be played in "film jukeboxes." Their camp quality and overt
sexuality provide an early view into what the music television industry would become.
Descendants of the U.S.' black and white Soundies, Scopitones were lurid Technicolor,
magnetic tracks, and featured pop and rock stars which included: Herb Alpert and the
Tijuana Brass, Bobby Vee, Lou Rawls, Neil Sedaka and bombshell Joi Lansing. The panel
will also explore the technical side of the films, and the jukeboxes that played them, to
gain an understanding of their correct exhibition and preservation needs.
OPENING with Andrew and Jayson - Scopitone
Joi Lansing "The Silencer"
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass "Tijuana Taxi"
Jody Miller "The Race Is On"
Back Porch Majority "The Mighty Mississippi"
Vicki Carr "Everything I've Got"
Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn "For You"
Debbie Reynolds "If I Had A Hammer"
Sue Raney "Before the Rain"
Sonny King "I Cried For You"
January Jones "I Love Being Here With You"
Stacy Adams "Pussycat A-Go-Go"
Bobby Vee "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes"
Vic Damone "Lost and Found"
INTERMISSION - Q&A
Donna Theodore "Femininity"
Buddy Greco "The Lady is a Tramp"
Frank Sinatra, Jr. "Love For Sale"
Jody Miller "Queen of the House"
George McKelvey "My Teenage Fallout Queen"
Damita Jo "Silver Dollar"
Freddie Bell & Roberta Linn "Tweedlee Dee"
Lou Rawls "Three O'Clock in the Morning"
Shayne Wallis "Bless Them All"
Gary Lewis & The Playboys "Little Miss Go-Go"
Neil Sedaka "Calendar Girl"
Joi Lansing "The Web Of Love"
Total runtime of films - 70 minutes
Total runtime of History/ Q&A - 20 minutes
Thursday, July 23 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
ACTING UP: THE ACTOR'S ART FOR FILMMAKERS
[Spielberg Theatre] There are many approaches to film acting, but
how can you cultivate an acting process that is uniquely your own? How do you obtain great
performances in your new film? Whether you are an actor seeking greater knowledge about
contemporary approaches to acting or a filmmaker wanting to learn more about the art of
acting, join acclaimed L.A. acting coach Deborah Lemen and Thomas Ethan Harris
for this in-depth conversation on the techniques and tools of the professional actor. Film
clips will be used to inspire a conversation with the audience. Click for more information about the Cinematheque's
How does a director assure himself/herself of a way
to obtain "first rate" performances in his or her new film?
Why is it important for the film director to creatively investigate
the "actor¹s process?"
What acting approaches are currently in vogue? And, better yet,
which acting "methods" will garner you the most attention with critics and with
film festivals programmers?
While cinema is loaded with uniquely styled approaches to film
acting, how have such "actor¹s directors" as Elia Kazan (A STEETCAR NAMED
DESIRE, SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS), Ingmar Bergman (CRIES AND WHISPERS, AUTUMN SONATA), John
Cassavetes (A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE, OPENING NIGHT), and Mike Leigh (SECRETS AND LIES,
VERA DRAKE) changed the acting landscape and provided new directions for contemporary film
Whether you are an actor seeking greater knowledge about
contemporary approaches to acting or if you are a filmmaker wanting to learn more about
the art of acting and how to cultivate an approach to acting that is all more originally
your own, the answers might very well be found in the American Cinematheque¹s latest
seminar, ACTING UP.
Join acclaimed L.A. Acting Coach Deborah Lemen and film consultant
Thomas Ethan Harris for this in depth conversation on the techniques and tools of the
DEBORAH LEMEN BIOGRAPHY
Deborah Lemen is a working actor, teacher, writer, director, and
producer who works in both New York and Los Angeles. She has trained with George Morrison
and Jack Waltzer in New York. In Los Angeles, she studied with Peter Flood and Ivana
Chubbuck. Deborah has developed a well-known reputation as an actor, appearing in over 50
plays in both New York and Los Angeles, and in film, working opposite Rob Schneider, Seth
Rogan, Patrick Swayzee and others. Film Credits include: DEUCE BIGELO, POINT BREAK,
WHISTLESTOP GIRL, A SECRET THING, Judd Apetow¹s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, directed by David
Gordon Green (ALL THE REAL GIRLS, GEORGE WASHINGTON.) As a member of Filmmaker¹s
Alliance, a collective made up of 300 filmmakers, Deborah has written and directed over a
In this informative seminar, film festival programmer/film
consultant Thomas Ethan Harris
(former Director of Programming, Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International
Short Film Festival). For more details click here.
$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors and $12 Cinematheque Members.
Thursday, July 23 7:30 PM
Monty Python Double Feature:
MONTY PYTHONS THE
MEANING OF LIFE, 1983, Universal, 107 min. Dir. Terry Jones. Grand Prix winner at
the Cannes Film Festival. Includes a first look at Terry Gilliam's (BRAZIL, 12 MONKEYS)
innovative directorial style with the gorgeously surreal opening sequence "Crimson
Permanent Assurance." Pushing comedy boundaries to their extreme, the cast of
Monty Python sing, dance and vomit their way into retirement. Featuring,
without a doubt, the greatest musical number about birth control in film history. Trailer
AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 1975, Rainbow Releasing, 91 min. Dirs. Terry Gilliam
& Terry Jones. Python's low budget $250,000 epic features Graham Chapman as King
Arthur, John Cleese as Sir Lancelot the Brave and Eric Idle as Sir Robin
The-Not-Quite-So-Brave. With the limb-impaired Black Knight, the immortal Knights Who Say
Ni, killer rabbits, the Black Beast of Aarrgghh and the extremely rude Frenchman, HOLY
GRAIL is one of the most beloved and quoted cult classics. See the musical that is
(lovingly) ripped off from the movie, "Spamalot!" at the Ahmanson Theatre
July 7 September 6, 2009. Trailer More Python Comedy, Peter Sellers, Sneak Preview of New British Comedy IN THE
LOOP and more chuckles at the Aero
Sunday, July 26 - 2:00 PM
ART DECO SOCIETY FASHION LECTURE "ART DECO & COSTUME
DESIGN IN FILM:
How The Convergence Of Styles Created A Distinct Cinematic Quality"
Co-Presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
In this hour-long lecture, Louise
Coffey-Webb examines the origins of Art Deco and how the movement was manifested in film
in an era when something extraordinary was happening in popular culture. It observes the
role of the Studio System in the creation of iconic stars and features excerpts from the
classics of the 1920s and 30s with Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, Gloria Swanson, as well as
very rare footage of Erté dressing Lucille LeSueur (who later changed her name to Joan
Crawford,) and early color clips from the mid-1920s "Fashion News". Images also
include rare production stills from early 20th century films of the work of
great costume designers as well as the unknowns, and extant costumes and accessories from
the Golden Age of Film. Both film and design history are captured in this presentation
addressing the themes of exoticism, Egyptomania, industrialism and Cubism. Discussion following the lecture.
Coffey-Webb, currently Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Woodbury University,
has presented her research and workshops throughout the US, the UK and Canada. Recently
appointed to the Board of Directors of The Costume Society of America, Louise has also
contributed to many documentaries, including narrating a mini-documentary on Victorian
underwear for a special edition of John Waynes DVD "McLintock."
Sunday, July 26 5:30 PM
Art Directors Guild
Screening Designing for Three-Strip Technicolor
Production designer, Alfred Junge (1886 -1964) began his career in
film at Berlin's UFA studios, working there as an art director from 1920 until 1926. As
head of the new Gaumont British art department, where he presided over a large staff of
art directors and craftsmen who worked on several films at one time, he was considered
Britain's first real supervising art director. He worked with Powell and Pressburger on
eight pictures, the last being BLACK NARCISSUS. The striking Himalayan sets earned Junge
the Oscar for Best Art Direction.
1947, MGM Repertory, 99 min. Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and
Emeric Pressburger, this exquisite (and surprisingly erotic) drama of spiritual devotion
and earthly temptation stars the luminous Deborah Kerr as a nun nearly overwhelmed by the
physical beauty of her new Himalayan home, and the worldly charms of rugged David Farrar.
Widely hailed as one of the most visually stunning films ever made (courtesy of d.p. Jack
Cardiffs Oscar-winning cinematography). Co-starring Sabu, Jean Simmons, Flora
Robson. "Color, sex, exotic locations it was a big hit in austerity-stricken
England!" Michael Powell. Discussion following
the film with director of photography John Hora, ASC, visual effects designer and artist
Harrison Ellenshaw and moderated by production designer Tom Walsh.
Thursday, July 30 7:30 PM
Giant Monsters and Japanese Sci-Fi Night!
GODZILLA, MOTHRA & KING GHIDORAH:
GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK, 2001, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Acclaimed by fans as one
of the most exciting Godzilla films since the heyday of the 1960s, "GMK"
features a terrific, redesigned Big G (hint: hes leaner, meaner and packs a nasty
bite), bent on destroying Japan as vengeance for the restless souls of WWII victims.
Standing in his way are the "Guardian Deities" i.e. Mothra, King Ghidorah
and Baragon. Director Shusuke Kaneko helmed the astounding trio of GAMERA films for
Kadokawa-Daiei in the mid-1990s here, hes practically reinvented the Godzilla
series for the 21st century. In Japanese with English subtitles.
BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE,
1959, Sony Repertory, 90 min. Dir. Ishiro Honda. Nations of the world unite against a
massive alien force, doing spaceship and raygun battle in space and on the moon to thwart
the invaders' onslaught. A pretty impressive special effects display for the time period.
English dubbedversion. With Ryo Ikebe, Kyoko Anzai, Koreya Senda, Yoshio Tsuchiya. Trailer
July 31 August 2
RIOT ON THE SUNSET STRIP VOL. II SLIGHT RETURN
Join us as author Domenic Priore (Beatsville!, Riot on the
Sunset Strip) returns to the Egyptian with more pop cultural artifacts from
Hollywoods 1960s heyday. Screenings include a new 35mm print of ITS A
BIKINI WORLD (featuring the legendary Haunted House nightclub and appearances by
the Animals, the Castaways, the Gentrys, the Toys, monster-mashin Bobby
"Boris" Pickett, et al.), a new 35mm print of the 1960s bad-trip purple prose
extravaganza ANGEL, ANGEL DOWN WE GO (including songs by WILD IN
THE STREETS Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil performed by Jordan Christopher),
Frank Zappas mind-melting UNCLE MEAT and more! See our upcoming
August calendar and website closer to dates for additional, as yet unconfirmed, film
titles and more details!