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American Cinematheque Onscreen:
May 13 - 20, 2009

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Reminder: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO in 70MM
Last Night of 70MM at the Egyptian. More 70MM at the Aero starting May 21!

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Win Tickets to Meet Actor Don Murray In Person, Marilyn Monroe's Co-Star in BUS STOP!
Be one of the first five people to e-mail with his character's name!
Thursday, May 14, 2009

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Fleming Biographer Michael Sragow In Person!
May 15 - 17, 2009

He made his mark with THE WIZARD OF OZ and GONE WITH THE WIND, but this series focuses on Pre-Code Jean Harlow Films and Films NOT ON DVD!

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Fetish Film Night Hosted by Rick Castro of Antebellum Gallery!

Seminar for Filmmakers Prepping For Film Festivals

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris will critique your project and make festival strategy recommendations for you personally in this all new seminar where YOU'RE THE SHOW! Get the inside scoop on film festivals and learn to make calculated decisions on where and when to play! It is easy to choose the wrong festivals and "give your premiere away" when you don't know how to Navigate the Film Festival Circuit. Note the earlier start time!

F i l m f o r u m

Select Sundays at 7:00 PM
Spielberg Theatre

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June 20 & 21, 2009
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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Volunteer Spotlight:
Meet the incredible, wonderful people who volunteer their time who power the Cinematheque! Each month we will spotlight a different volunteer. To join our volunteer program apply here.
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Bill Kelly, a volunteer since May 2006, can frequently be seen juggling at Cinematheque events!
"I enjoy supporting an organization that promotes watching all kinds of movies in a theater and working in a piece of Hollywood history." - Bill Kelly

You too can Volunteer!

Parking Concerns at the Egyptian:
As many of you have noticed, the meters south of Hollywood Boulevard have gone up to $2/hour and you can only park at a meter for ONE hour (hardly enough time to take in a movie, dinner or to go clubbing!). The meters are now monitored until midnight on weekends. In addition, the area lots are often $20 on weekends. If you have an opinion on this, please voice your concerns to the following organizations:

Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 323/469-8311 ext 12

Eric Garcetti, Councilperson 13th District, Los Angeles
Helen Leung is his Field Deputy for Hollywood
| Field Office 323.957-4500
City Hall Office 213/473-7013

Kerry Morrison, Hollywood Business Improvement District
  | 323.463-676, extension 1

Department of Transportation (LADOT)
Ray Lau, P.E. Meter Planning, P.E., Meter Planning, 100 South Main St. 10th Flr, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or fax (213) 972 - 8469. Call (213) 928 - 9790 if you have questions.

ADVERTISE IN THIS NEWSLETTER. E-mail us for more information.

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Reminder: Wednesday, May 13 - 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview! Olivier Assayas' Latest Film

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Happy 100th Birthday James Mason Double Feature!

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From Film Noir to Comedy - See the Work of Acclaimed Director Jules Dassin (RIFIFI, THIEVES' HIGHWAY) on the Big Screen!
May 15 - 17, 2009
Tribute to Jules Dassin

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Film Critic Kevin Thomas' Favorite Films with Cinematographer Owen Roizman In Person!

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May 21 - 29, 2009

Very soon, only American Cinematheque Members will receive the Cinematheque calendar in the mail. Alert your friends to join our e-mail list to continue receiving notifications or JOIN the Cinematheque now!

Membership Offers!

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage

Have The Time Of Your Life and SAVE!
35% off select seats

Limited Engagement Begins May 8th at Hollywood's Historic Pantages Theatre!

Tickets on sale now!
The movie is a legendary entertainment phenomenon. The soundtrack is simply unforgettable. And now you can experience Dirty Dancing as never before!

Members will get a special code to use when ordering through ticketmaster. Keep your eye out for an e-mail about this.

A Two-Day No-Budget Filmmaking Immersion
May 30 & 31, 2009
Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA

No-Budget first-features launched the careers of filmmakers like Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight"), Joe Carnahan ("Narc," "Smokin' Aces"), Darren Aronofsky ("Pi," "Requiem For A Dream," "The Wrestler"), Marc Forster ("Monsters Ball," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Quantum of Solace"), Tim Story ("Barbershop," "Fantastic Four," "Rise of the Silver Surfer"), David Gordon Green ("All The Real Girls," "Pineapple Express"), Justin Lin ("Fast & Furious"), and Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow," "Black Snake Moan"). For details:
American Cinematheque members get $50 off. A detailed e-mail will be sent to all members.

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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?

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Donations Needed!
We got a new van!!  Now we are seeking sponsorship for putting 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. !

Rent the Aero or Egyptian Theatres
Our theatres are available for rent for press screenings, premieres and other events. To inquire please call 323.466.3456 or view this pdf..

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

Coming Soon:  More Seminars for Filmmakers, Sneak Previews, Family Matinees, Tribute to Dalton Trumbo, Kevin Thomas' Favorite Films: THE FRENCH CONNECTION, Queer Shorts, 70 MM, Agnes Varda In Person, Famous Monsters of Filmland Returns, Sneak Preview of Larry Blamire's DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, Joe Dante In Person for GREMLINS 25th Anniversary, Edgar G. Ulmer Tribute, BACK TO THE FUTURE Marathon, BATTLE OF ALGIERS, Art Directors Society Presents Designing for Science Fiction with FLASH GORDON 1936 & 1980 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. Read more about Membership.
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!

Full Schedule Details: | 323.466.FILM

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