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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.
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<<<  September 8 - 12, 2010 >>>

Big-Screen Odyssey: The Films of Stanley Kubrick

 

This is an Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!

 

From early landmark films such as PATHS OF GLORY, LOLITA and DR. STRANGELOVE, to the futuristic head-trip 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and the futuristic nightmare A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, to the late masterpieces THE SHINING, FULL METAL JACKET and EYES WIDE SHUT, director Stanley Kubrick (1928 - 1999) created an unmistakable vision of a world both primitive and alarmingly advanced, plagued by war and constantly in search of some transcendent vision of harmony. His recurrent theme of the dehumanization of mankind often was juxtaposed against the exquisitely beautiful images he framed with his camera.

Join us for a weekend program of many of Kubrick’s best films. Included in this retrospective is the kick-off of our new monthly series, "George Eastman’s Attic," on Sunday, September 12th, with an extremely rare screening of Kubrick’s first feature film, FEAR AND DESIRE (1953), courtesy of the George Eastman House archive.

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 8 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: PATHS OF GLORY, 1957, MGM Repertory, 86 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. One of the most biting, potent and eloquent anti-war films ever made. During WWI, French officer Kirk Douglas finds himself in a maze of Catch-22 contradictions when he decides to defend three of his men against charges of cowardice from insane general George Macready. Masterfully shot in black and white and featuring stellar performances by Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Meeker and Joe Turkel. Timothy Carey’s dark and sympathetic portrayal of Private Maurice Ferol steals the show. Trailer

THE KILLING, 1956, MGM Repertory, 83 min. Kubrick’s tough-as-nails heist film about a robbery at a racetrack features an incredible rogue’s gallery of great character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor and Timothy Carey. One of the most entertaining crime films ever made, propelled by Kubrick’s no-nonsense approach and screenwriter Jim Thompson’s biting, chiseled-in-stone dialogue. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

Thursday, September 9 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: Gorgeous New DCP! DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, 1964, Sony Repertory, 93 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. A gallery of unforgettable comic grotesques, including Sterling Hayden’s fluoride-hating general, George C. Scott’s oversexed Commie killer, and the brilliant Peter Sellers as the befuddled U.S. president, as well as the veddy-British commander Mandrake and the maniacal Dr. Strangelove. Slim Pickens (BLAZING SADDLES) plummets his way into comedic history. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room." Trailer

LOLITA, 1962, Warner Bros., 152 min. Stanley Kubrick’s hilariously bleak and twisted portrait of sexual obsession (based on Vladimir Nabokov’s infamous novel) stars James Mason as ultra-fussy college professor Humbert Humbert, whose life is upended when he sets eyes on Sue Lyon’s blasé blond teen nymphet. Watch for Peter Sellers’ scene-stealing performance as Humbert’s nemesis. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Friday, September 10 – 7:30 PM

Beautiful, Rarely Screened Academy 70mm Print! 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros. Classics, 139 min. "I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that," murmurs HAL 9000, the (conscious?) computer fatale. Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the inherent dangers (and wonders) of technology. the limitless vistas of space, and the future of the human race must be seen on the big screen to be believed. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this pristine 70mm print that is not in circulation! Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, September 11 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, Warner Bros., 137 min. Stanley Kubrick was so stunned by Malcolm McDowell's debut in IF... that he reportedly was unwilling to begin his film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' savagely brutal, futuristic satire until he could be assured of McDowell's participation. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE proved to be more prophetic than anyone dreamed, presaging the punk explosion and skinhead-fomented violence in the later 1970s. Trailer | Buy Tickets

FULL METAL JACKET, 1987, Warner Bros., 116 min. Kubrick’s harrowing and hilarious war film follows green Marine recruits Matthew Modine and Arliss Howard from basic training to Vietnam inferno. Includes some of the most jaw-dropping portrayals of military madness ever to grace the screen, courtesy of raw recruit Vincent D’Onofrio and real-life drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey. Trailer | Buy Tickets

 

 

Sunday, September 12 – 7:30 PM

Founded in 1949, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is housed in the mansion and gardens that George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, called home from 1905 to 1932. World-renowned for its photography and motion picture archives, the museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating archivists and conservators from around the world. The GEH Motion Picture Department now holds more than 30,000 titles, including the collections of Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Kathryn Bigelow and Merchant Ivory Productions.

George Eastman’s Attic: "The Skipping Cheeses" (aka "Les Fromages Automobiles"), 1907, 5 min. Directed by Georges Méliès and featuring the director’s trademark special effects, this short offers an early 20th century warning to anyone boarding French public transport who might be sensitive to smell.

"A Western Girl," 1911, 10 min. Starring director John Ford’s influential older brother, Francis Ford, this film is one of the few surviving films from the lesser-known American outpost of Méliès’ Star Film Company in San Antonio, Texas.
"Early 28mm Animation," 1918, 5 min. A product of a pioneering animation company, the Bray Studios, this short features a young character who, as is the case in many cartoons, spends most of his time inciting havoc and chaos in his neighborhood.
FEAR AND DESIRE, 1953, 72 min. Numerous rumors surround the creation (and near disappearance) of director Stanley Kubrick’s first feature film - some true, some less so. Often thought to be a student film, it was later disavowed and destroyed by its director, but not before it played in a few art house cinemas at the time of its release. A forgotten film in its day, this 35mm print from the George Eastman House collection offers a rare opportunity to see a young, self-educated filmmaker’s first foray into heavy themes - war, gender politics and more. Look for writer-actor-director Paul Mazursky making his screen debut in this film! Discussion following with Paul Mazursky.
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