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The American Cinematheque Wishes Our Supporters
A Happy, Healthy New Year!
We look forward to providing you with a healthy diet of Big Screen Cinema in 2009.

American Cinematheque Onscreen:
January 4 - 15, 2009

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Reminder: Thru January 11, 2009
Featuring Earthquake Sensrround!

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Seminar for Filmmakers Prepping For Film Festivals
Marketing & Publicity Basics from Press Kits to Facebook

Plus, Q & A with veteran festival film journalists Anne Thompson (Variety)   & Robert Koehler (Critic, Variety & Cinema Scope, Cineaste)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Marketing & Publicity Seminar
Spielberg Theatre

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Wednesday, January 7 - 7:30 PM
Featuring Films by Directors Isabella Rossellini & Kirsten Dunst. Some Filmmakers In Person, Reception & Drawing Prizes

4th Annual Focus on Female Directors Shorts Program

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Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 1 PM
Free Panel Discussion with All 5 Directors of the Golden Globe Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film: Philippe Claudel, Uli Edel, Ari Folman, Matteo Garrone, Jan Troell

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 7:30 PM
L.A. Opera Night! L.A. Opera Music Director James Conlon In Person!
Ingmar Bergman's THE MAGIC FLUTE

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 7:30 PM
A Seminar for Filmmakers and Film Lovers looking to understand how enduring cinema is made. With Thomas Ethan Harris

Spielberg Theatre

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January 16 - 18, 2009
Booksigning with Sturges Biographer Glenn Lovell (Escape Artist)

The Westerns of Director John Sturges

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January 16, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Fetish Film Night Hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum Gallery! This 'Adult' Version of Sunset Boulevard stars Jessica Harper, Richard Dreyfuss & Veronica Cartwright!


F i l m f o r u m

Select Sundays at 7:00 PM
Spielberg Theatre

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January 17 & 18
10:30 AM  - Meet at the Box Office!
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre and a screening of
Experience the Legendary 85-year old Egyptian Theatre with the lights on! Bring your out of town guests to enjoy an authentic slice of Hollywood History!
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Reminder: January 2, 2009
Get Ready For Inauguration Day!

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Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Celebrate the New Year with Some Guaranteed-to- Make-Ya-Laugh Old Monty Python Favorites!


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Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Brazil's Official Oscar Entry


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January 7 - 10, 2009
Co-Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominee Series with Filmmakers In Person
The Baader-Meinhof Complex (Germany); Everlasting Moments (Sweden); Waltz With Bashir (Israel); I've Loved You So Long (France); Gomorrah (Italy)
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January 10 & 11
Hopper's Latest Film ELEGY, plus a Rare Screening of THE LAST MOVIE and the Director's Cut of BACKTRACK

Dennis Hopper In Person

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January 16 - 21, 2009

A Weekend with Francois Truffaut

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Ann Savage
1921 - 2008

Best known to our noir loving audiences for her saucey role in the pulpy 1945 DETOUR and more recently as Guy Maddin's Mother in his MY WINNIPEG (2007), Ms. Savage was a popular guest at the Cinematheque's Film Noir Series.
A Tribute to Ann is in the works for April at the Cinematheque. Stay tuned for details. More.

Membership Offers!

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Gift Memberships!

American Cinematheque Memberships make thoughtful gifts for the film lover in your life at the holiday or year round -- or consider a Membership for yourself! Members can see 100's of movies per year on the big screen at $7 a pop! And that includes a lot of double features. Plus, receive invitations to free films and receptions. Keep an eye on our special offers for new members! And did we mention that memberships are also tax-deductible?

All Current American Cinematheque members have the option to renew by January 15th at 25% off. This offer is also good for gift memberships purchased by a current member. Contact to renew today!  Details

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Donations Needed!
We got a new van!!  Now we are seeking sponsorship for painting our logo on it!. E-mail us with any leads!

Our projectionists are seeking some 35 mm split reels. Do you have a Mini-DV camera you aren't using, a lighting kit? Do you have a PC laptop that can run Powerpoint that you would like to donate to the American Cinematheque? We are seeking a 1 - 3 year old laptop to use in the Egyptian Theatre. As a non-profit, your donations to us are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a donation letter to use at tax time. Please call 323.461.2020, ext. 121.

We're Saving A Seat For You
Did you know that a $1000 donation can buy you at seat at the Egyptian & Aero Theatre? Personalize a name plate on the back of the seat. Another great  gift idea for the Egyptian's 85th birthday!

Rent the Aero or Egyptian Theatres
Our theatres are available for rent. To inquire please call 323.466.3456.

Tell us what you would like to see! E-mail info "at" americancinematheque "dot" com
January Egyptian Theatre Calendar | January Aero Theatre Calendar

Coming Soon:  More Seminars for Filmmakers & Film Lovers, Sneak Previews, Family Matinees, New Hollywood Strikes Back: Most Requested Films, Oscar Winners, KPCC FilmWeek Oscar Preview, Seminars with this year's Oscar Nominated Film Editors & Art Directors, Hitchcock, Mad Max, Michael Crichton Tribute! and always much, much more!


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Be sure to click on "coming attractions" to purchase advance tickets. The fastest way to access the schedule is by theatre zip code - Egyptian 90028 and Aero 90403.
Service charges do apply.

Tickets are also available at the Egyptian and Aero Theatre Box Offices.
General Admission: $10   | Student/Senior: $8  
American Cinematheque Member: $7
* Tickets for free events are available at the box office on the day of the event only. They are distributed first come, first served.

Join the Cinematheque Today:
Keep an eye out for special promotions (free gift with membership purchase) at our various festivals.
Use Paypal to sign up online. Click here.
Service charges do apply.

A large pool of volunteers keep the Cinematheque
going strong. To learn more about how you can help click here.
We are actively seeking internet savvy volunteers who can help maintain our presence on social networking websites and online calendars. We are also looking for volunteers with their own digital video equipment who are interested in helping us document our q & a's for our archive. And can you help us distribute some of the Cinematheque's film calendars?

The best deal is at the Hollywood & Highland Complex. $2 for 4 hours!
Click here for details.

Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Movies on the Big Screen since 1940!

Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Movies on the Big Screen since 1922! Celebrating our 85th Anniversary October 18th!

Full Schedule Details: | 323.466.FILM

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