|Platinum Career: A Tribute to Kim Novak
is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!
Co-presented by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Los Angeles
Legend.....a person who is the center of
stories perpetuated by their telling through history...someone who is timeless in their
style and appeal. That was Garbo
that was Dietrich, and that IS Novak.
A star is a magical, incandescent quality that shines on screen. One
is born with the magic; it cannot be taught or created from the outside. Kim Novaks
soul reaches out and touches you with her truth.
Her work is receiving more acclaim with the passage of time.
Recently Novak was honored with the prestigious Golden Bear Award for her lifetime
achievement at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2003 she was presented with the
Eastman (Kodak) Archives Award for her contribution to film (prior honorees include Garbo,
Audrey Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Martin Scorsese and Meryl Streep).
Novak never dreamed of being an actress. As a young girl, she
received an art scholarship to the prestigious Chicago Art Institute and was planning to
attend. During a summer trip to Hollywood with a friend, she was discovered by an agent
and signed to Columbia Pictures.
In 1956 Novak became the No. 1 box office star in
the world for three years. At the height of her fame she had the courage to walk away from
fame and fortune in search of her own identity. She is an artist in the worlds of motion
pictures, painting, writing, sculpting and photography. Novak possesses a magic that
enables her to endure the test of time. She is luminescent both on and offscreen, and is
timeless. That is what makes a legend.
Join us for a weekend tribute to the career of Kim
The 35mm prints of PICNIC, PAL JOEY, BELL BOOK & CANDLE and MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
have been beautifully restored courtesy of Sony Pictures in anticipation of the "Kim
Novak Film Collection" DVD box-set to be released by Sony later this summer. Join the Cinematheque during the series at the Friend level or
above and take home a copy of the "Kim Novak Film Collection."
Friday, July 30 7:30 PM
Kim Novak In Person! Double Feature:
New 35 mm Restored Print! BELL BOOK & CANDLE, 1958, Sony Repertory, 103 min. Dir.
Richard Quine. When modern-day witch Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak) casts a love spell on
unsuspecting neighbor and publisher Shepherd Henderson (James Stewart), both parties find
themselves in for much more than they bargained. With Jack Lemmon and Ernie Kovacs.
New 35 mm Restored Print! PAL JOEY, 1957, Sony Repertory, 111 min. Dir. George Sidney.
When chorus girl Linda English (Kim Novak) holds out against the advances of womanizing
crooner Joey Evans (Frank Sinatra), his interest in her increases ten-fold. Wealthy widow
Vera Simpson (Rita Hayworth) meets Joey and agrees to underwrite his private nightclub
venture, but has a jealous change of heart when she finds out about young Linda.
Discussion between films with actress
Kim Novak (schedule permitting), co-moderated by Los Angeles magazine editor Mary
Melton and award-winning author and screenwriter Stephen Rebello. Trailer | Buy
Saturday, July 31 7:30 PM
Double Feature: New 35 mm
Restored Print! PICNIC, 1955, Sony
Repertory, 115 min. Dir. Joshua Logan. When handsome drifter Hal Carter (William Holden)
stumbles into town to visit an old friend, Kim Novak and the rest of the community find
that their lives have been forever changed.
New 35 mm Restored Print!
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, 1959, Sony Repertory, 118
min. Dir. Delbert Mann. A solidly middle-aged clothing manufacturer (Frederic March) falls
for the delectable 24-year-old Betty (a terrific Kim Novak), and their seemingly
inappropriate romance is met with an uproar. Buy
Sunday, August 1 7:30 PM
70 mm Print! VERTIGO, 1958, Universal, 128 min. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
Detective Scotty Ferguson (James Stewart) becomes obsessed with the seemingly possessed
Madeleine (Kim Novak) he is hired to follow, and tragedy ensues. When he later stumbles
upon Judy (also played by Novack), a young woman who bears a striking resemblance to
Madeleine, Scottys desire to literally re-create his lost love spirals out of
control. Trailer |