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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
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.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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One Night Special Events in April:

 

These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!

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Thursday, April 1 – 7:30 PM

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER, 1984, Warner Bros., 82 min. Dir. Tom Schiller. Aspiring Manhattan artist Zach Galligan is working at a crummy job with an unstable boss when he learns that an underground network of tramps is controlling the world's cities. His discovery sends him on an unusual journey that includes a trip to the moon and finding true love. "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tom Schiller wrote and directed this lost masterpiece, which stars his "SNL" collaborators Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd along with Lauren Tom and Mort Sahl. Trailer

SCHILLER’S REEL, (1978-1980), 2010, 31 min. A collection of Tom Schiller’s classic "Saturday Night Live" shorts featuring "Schillervision Theatre," "Sushi by the Pool," "Perchance to Dream," "The Acid Generation: Where Are They Now?," "Don’t Look Back In Anger," "Arrivederci Roman," "La Dolce Gilda," "Java Junkie," "Love is a Dream" and "Schillervision Hidden Camera." Featuring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley and many more! Discussion between films with Tom Schiller. Schiller's reel will screen first, followed by the feature film.  Buy Tickets

 

 

Saturday, April 17

Historic Tour & 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. Add the Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) following the tour. 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 FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10. Buy Tickets

 

 

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Saturday, April 17 - 2:00 PM

Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles ART DECO IN AFRICA: EXOTIC STYLE IN EXOTIC LOCALES. 80 min. The world of Art Deco comes full circle with a look at Art Deco styles in Africa. Themes of the exotic have long permeated Art Deco, but few know that the Art Deco aesthetic can actually be found in the authentically exotic continent of Africa. Brought by the colonial powers in the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s, the modern, cosmopolitan style was dotted across the continent as a way to demonstrate the African colonies’ break with old European architecture. From Art Deco cinemas in Ghana, Angola, Egypt and Zanzibar, to the entire "Art Deco city" of Asmara, Eritrea (the Miami Beach of Africa!), decaying Art Deco monuments suggest a bygone era of adventurers, pilots, and explorers. With the short film "Volta" (13 min., 2009, Canada) directed by Ryan Mullins. An official selection of the Toronto Film Festival, the film is about an art deco movie theatre in Africa. In an era of generic multiplexes, it’s difficult to imagine a place where theatres have disappeared altogether. Guided by the former projectionist, Ryan Mullins explores a derelict theatre in rural Ghana that retains shadows of its former purpose while serving as a makeshift school. This exquisitely photographed documentary reveals the importance of local cinemas as gathering places that can expose remote areas to the larger world. Lecturer Marc Weitz is an adventurer and attorney who has traveled through 23 countries in Africa. He is a member of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, the L.A. Conservancy and the Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles. Buy Tickets

 

 


Sunday, April 18

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

bigparadepremiere.gif (78018 bytes)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. Add the Hollywood history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) following the tour.

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. Tours will be held rain or shine. Tickets: $5. Tour & movie FOREVER HOLLYWOOD: $10. Buy Tickets

 

 

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Wednesday, April 28 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview! FOOTPRINTS, 2009, 80 min. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Steven Peros (Peter Bogdanovich’s THE CAT'S MEOW) is a haunting, lyrical mystery spanning one curious day from sunrise to sunset on Hollywood Boulevard. A woman (Sybil Temtchine) awakens on the footprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with no memory. She is handed off from tour guides to superhero impersonators to a Scientology auditor before landing right at our own Egyptian Theatre!

"Every now and again A TOTALLY CHARMING, ARRESTING film is made in Hollywood. FOOTPRINTS is one of those films." - Roy Rogers Oldenkamp, WeHo News (read the whole review)
FULL REVIEW:

"FASCINATING... A FUN FILM... I LOVED IT."
Gil Whiteley, Denver Daily News

"Sharp writing... Peros evokes a dreamy sense of mystery and melancholy punctuated by moments of wry humor."
Craig Kennedy, Living in Cinema

Discussion following with cast and crew including director Steven Peros and cast members Pippa Scott (THE SEARCHERS), H.M. Wynant (RUN OF THE ARROW) and Sybil Temtchine. A Champagne reception will follow. Official Website | Buy Tickets | Trailer

 

 

Thursday, April 29 – 7:30 PM

[Spielberg Theatre] BEYOND FILM FESTIVALS: Most emerging filmmakers depend on film festivals for the initial and often primary exhibition of their work. With film festivals declining in number and significance, what are the best alternative ways of getting your film seen?

BEYOND FILM FESTIVALS PANELISTS:

Shawna Brakefield,CEO/President, The Brakefield Company; former VP Public
Relations and Marketing for Cruise/Wagner Productions at Paramount; Primary voice in the creation of SAG Indie for the Screen Actors Guild.

Kimberley Browning, Filmmaker; Executive Director, Hollywood Shorts, Emerging Filmmakers Program.

Adam Chapnick, CEO Distribber.com, a IndieGoGo Company; Founder/President, Docworkers.com; Vice President of the International Documentary Association (IDA) Board Of Directors.

Margot Gerber, Publicity & Marketing Director American Cinematheque. Vitagraph Films, Film Festival & release publicity consultant.

Do you dream of playing the film festival circuit? Do you believe that film festivals are the ultimate destination for your film, its primary exposure and your big career break?
 
Are film festivals your "savior?"
 
But what if the magical festivals doors remain closed to your fine film?
 
What should you be doing right now to assure that your short or feature film finds its way in a world that now holds much greater potential than just festival reliance?
 
BEYOND FILM FESTIVALS is an intriguing, eye-opening and empowering seminar for all filmmakers who have either tried to play the film festival circuit to no avail or for those savvy filmmakers who know that they must prepare for other potentials that may lie just beyond the film festival world and its now highly competitive and exclusive grasp.
 
Just 10 years ago, when film festivals were flourishing, film festivals might have really delivered the goods. In those days, festivals were regularly populated by buyers, industry insiders and powerful journalists and critics who could make a case for your film's excellence and your talent. 
 
In those days, with a little luck, with the right film, at the right event, film festival exposure might have really amounted to delivering your distribution and career dreams.
 
But that's the past. Today the landscape has decidedly changed.
 
Traditional forms of distribution are either in ruins or re-defining themselves. With many journalists out of work, film review potential has dwindled. Most film festivals are showing the strain of budgetary concerns
by slashing the number of films they play (mighty Tribeca Film Festival in 2009/2010 cut feature film inclusions by one third and chopped short film line-ups in half) or canceling their annual events (the wonderful CineVegas Film Festival in 2010). Most festival programmers have significantly narrowed the type, form and thematic concerns of the content that their festivals deem "playable."
 
With film production on the rise and competition to get into film festivals at an all time high, how can you take better care of your film and your extended career? 
 
Why is it MORE IMPORTANT than ever to consider existing alternative forms of distribution, marketing and other resources for your film?
 
On Thursday, April 29th, join us for BEYOND FILM FESTIVALS, an in-depth panel discussion with the industry leaders and thinkers who are helping to shape a new world of marketing and distribution that can take your film to much greater heights of exposure and profitability!
 
Whether you have a film on the festival circuit or if you are trying to get on the film festival circuit or even if you are just beginning to make your film, what should you be doing right now to assure that your film finds its way in a very competitive marketplace?
 
What does the new world of distribution look like? What are the best ways to advance your film in a new, expansive marketplace? What are the best alternative forms of short and feature distribution? Who are the real players in the world of new forms of distribution and how can they assist you in your distribution goals? Is there really a good reason anymore to spend upwards of $8500 to hire Producer's Representative to make sales of your feature film?
 
What are the best ways to promote your film in advance of its festival or Netflix debut? Why should promotion of your film begin in PRE-production?
 
In the midst of a massive independent film industry "makeover," our BEYOND FILM FESTIVALS discussion couldn't be better timed!
 
On April 29th, fuel yourself with all the information regarding what you can do RIGHT NOW to assure your film finds is rightful place in front of an ever-expanding audience!
Moderated by Thomas Ethan Harris. $12 Cinematheque Members, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General. Buy Tickets