|One Night Special Events in
These events are Egyptian Theatre exclusives!
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
SCHILLERS REEL, (1978-1980),
2010, 31 min. A collection of Tom Schillers classic "Saturday Night
Live" shorts featuring "Schillervision Theatre," "Sushi by the
Pool," "Perchance to Dream," "The Acid Generation: Where Are They
Now?," "Dont 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
& 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
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, its 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
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
Wednesday, April 28 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview! FOOTPRINTS,
2009, 80 min. The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Steven Peros (Peter
Bogdanovichs 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 Graumans 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)
"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 |
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
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
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.