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Monday, November 1 7:30 PM
Sold Out! SCOTT
PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, 2010, Universal, 112 min. Dir. Edgar Wright. When lanky,
apathetic Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) meets the literal girl of his dreams, the
chromatically coifed Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he doesnt realize the
lengths hell have to go to win her affections. Let the battle of the Seven Deadly
Xs begin! Break-neck, deadpan humor and hyperbolically ADD action sequences decorate
director Edgar Wrights whirling dervish adaptation of the popular graphic novel by
Bryan Lee OMalley. [35mm] Discussion following
the film with director Edgar Wright and graphic novel writer Bryan Lee OMalley,
moderated by Guillermo del Toro. Enter a drawing to win a Blu-ray/DVD of SCOTT
PILGRIM VS THE WORLD courtesy of Universal Home Video due out November 9th! Trailer
Thursday, November 4 7:30 PM
NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL
(approx. 3 hours) For most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the
film festival circuit begins with one singular dream: SUNDANCE! But what lies beyond
Sundance for you and your film? In this informative seminar, presented just in time for
the Winter/Springs film festival season, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas
Ethan Harris (former Director Of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs
International Festival Of Short Films) offers filmmakers practical skills to navigating
the world of film festivals to maximum effect.
What are the most significant film festivals and showcases you should be considering
right now before that ultimate Sundance dream fades and you are left with a very good film
with no place to show it?
Discussion Topics to be discussed include:
--A survey of the most important film festivals in both the United States and the
--A breakdown and discussion of what particular film festivals are looking for and what
individual film festivals respond to as they build their yearly slate of selected films.
--How to strategize the best festival release for your film.
--The growing importance of community and genre film
--Why establishing a good "perception" for your film in the film festival
world may be the most valuable strategy of all.
--What do I do with my work-in-process film with film festival deadlines approaching?
Is it worth submitting a WIP to Sundance or South By Southwest?
--Film Festival Diagnosis For Your Film: Do I have a "festival" movie? Before
you spend all that money on submission fees, what is the primary definition of
todays "film festival" content?
--Secret "insider tips" on submitting your film that will improve your
chances of getting selected!!
--And a list of film festivals to AVOID and why!
Whether you are currently submitting your film to festivals or whether you are in
production on your film or even if you are just prepping or writing your first film,
EVERYONE is encourage to check out this insightful, stimulating and empowering discussion
of film festivals and film festival release strategy. $12
Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission. Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 11 7:30 PM
70mm Print! BARAKA,
1992, Magidson Films, 96 min. Inspired by the Sufi word meaning "breath of
life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe -- shot in 24
countries on five continents -- from director- cinematographer Ron Fricke (who
photographed the earlier KOYAANISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film
CHRONOS). Filmed entirely without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline,
time-lapse 70mm images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking. [70mm] Discussion following with producer Mark Magidson (Schedule Permitting).
Friday, November 12 7:30 PM
Double Feature: WINSTANLEY, 1975,
Milestone Films, 95 min. Dir. Kevin Brownlow. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo
continue their effort to reshape the way movies look at history in this portrait of
Gerrard Winstanley and his nonviolent attempts to start a commune in 1649 Surrey. Once
again, Brownlow and Mollo strive for period authenticity on every level, and this,
combined with the silent film techniques they employ, give WINSTANLEY a quality that is
simultaneously realistic and otherworldly - it's like a science fiction film set in the
past instead of the future. [35mm]
IT HAPPENED HERE, 1965, Milestone Films, 93 min. In
this thought-provoking piece of speculative filmmaking, directors Kevin Brownlow and
Andrew Mollo imagine what England would have been like in 1944 if Germany had successfully
invaded and occupied the country at the beginning of WWII. Brownlow's obsessive attention
to detail (he worked on the film for years before bringing military scholar Mollo on) and
bold use of real-life fascists and Nazi sympathizers make this a riveting work - and one
that was not properly seen in its unedited form for decades. [35mm] Introduction by director and archivist Kevin Brownlow, who is receiving
an Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Governors Award.
Sunday, November 14 - 6:00 PM [SPIELBERG]
All New Visual Communication Seminar! CREATING A MORE VISUALLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMA (3 hours) Are you on the right track
to becoming the filmmaker of your dreams? It's not money that sets you apart from
Almodovar, Altman, Coppola, Fincher, Leigh and Scorsese. Before you finish that script,
before you shoot that film, take this one of a kind, extremely motivating film aesthetics
seminar designed to get you back in touch with your creative instincts so that you can
have the career you want
and deserve! Thomas Ethan Harris instructs. Film Clips used
to inspire. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General
Admission. Buy Tickets
Sunday, November 14 7:30 PM
Co-presented with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles:
Adrian and the Bizarre. This illustrated one-hour
lecture is a focused survey of costume and fashion designs by Gilbert Adrian, highlighting
his use of surreal imagery and the avant-garde. Examining the designer's source of
inspiration sheds light on the important role that modern art played in fashion design
during the first half of the 20th century and on how Adrian was able to
successfully imbue his designs with a timeless quality despite the restrictive deadlines
enforced by the film and fashion industries. Selections from some of his most celebrated
films-including The Women, Mata Hari, and The Philadelphia Story-will be highlighted as
will his most innovative prÍt-a-porter ensembles, illustrating Adrian's important
position in both art and fashion history. An analysis of Adrian's most unusual creations
will reveal a talent that transcended contemporary costume design, and elevated him to the
level of haute artiste. Aaron M. Rubin is an art historian whose studies focus on the
relationships between the fine arts and the decorative arts - specifically Dada,
Surrealism, and the early avant-garde. Since 2007 he has worked with Bonhams &
Butterfields auction house. Followed by a look at Adrian's
THE WOMEN, 1939, Warner Bros., 133 min. Dir. George Cukor.
When Norma Shearer discovers her husband is cheating on her, an all-star parade of MGM
leading ladies convenes to gossip and commiserate: Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford,
Marjorie Main and Joan Fontaine lead the all-female cast. Filmed in black and white, it
features a dazzling 10-minute fashion parade filmed in Technicolor, with wonderful gowns
by Adrian (THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD). [35mm] Trailer | Buy Tickets
Tuesday, November 16 7:30 PM
Co-presented with Social Network Live: SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR THE FILM COMMUNITY: FILMMAKERS, ACTORS,
WRITERS, AGENTS, STUDIO EXECUTIVES, 180 min. If you enjoy media in any format,
you can't escape the words "social networks." What are these tools and why does
every professional need to use them? Joy A.
Kennelly, "The Joy Writer," will moderate a panel on everything from the
basics of using social networking tools to creative techniques and tips for more advanced
users, from our panel of experts in the medium. Social media experts will discuss the
latest social media tools, trends and platforms available to filmmakers, agents, talent
and studio executives to brand, manage, market and develop a fan base for projects. Get
the most out of these free tools to develop your own brand or project. To tweet questions
during the panel use #amcinsnl Anne Thompson of Thompson
on Hollywood; American Cinematheques Digital Marketing Strategist, Margot
Gerber; Founder and CEO of MomentFeed, Rob Reed;
Wendy Cohen, Take Part's Community,
Alliances & Digital Lead on the Waiting for 'Superman' campaign; Chris Gore, founder of
Film Threat and "Nerdlebrity." Learn how to brand, manage, market and
develop a fan base for you or a project with experts in the field. Panelists subject to availability.$12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General Admission. Buy
Wednesday, November 17 7:30 PM
The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), marking
its 30th anniversary, has selected the 30 Most Significant Independent Films from
around the world produced over the past three decades: THE TERMINATOR, 1984, MGM Repertory, 108 min.
"Ill be back," growls metal-machine Arnold Schwarzenegger - and
Camerons career kicked into overdrive with this story of a cyborg killer from the
future tracking down human prey Linda Hamilton. Shot on a very lean budget of $6.5
million, with excellent effects by Stan Winston and Fantasy II, THE TERMINATOR is pulp
sci-fi at its very best. [35mm] Discussion with
cinematographer Adam Greenberg and SFX artists including Shane Mahan. Trailer | Buy Tickets
Thursday, November 18 7:30 PM
70mm! Premiere of New Restored Soundtrack! WEST SIDE STORY, 1961, MGM Repertory, 151 min. The
ultra-classic musical, co-directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, with Natalie Wood as
the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her star-crossed lover Tony, surrounded by
switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard
Bernstein's soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim,
stands as one of the finest ever written for the American musical theater. [70mm]
After years of searching and restoration efforts, the full
original 6-track mag masters have been recovered and restored, bringing back the glory of
this magnificent sound mix, which has not been heard with prints since the early 1970s.
Join us for the long-awaited "re-premiere" of this complete original soundtrack.
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Saturday, November 20
Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER
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. Buy
Friday, November 26 7:30 PM
LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min.
Dir. Thom Andersen. Voted Best Doc of 2004 by The Village Voice. A must see for Los
Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival
and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! See it now on the
big screen. Discussion following the film with director Thom
Saturday, November 27 7:30 PM
GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939, Warner Bros., 222 min.
Dir. Victor Fleming. Southern vixen Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for
sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark
Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if that means surviving the burning of
Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett's beloved Tara and the overthrow of the Old South
Sunday, November 28 2:00 PM
Family Matinee! "Mr.
Magoo's Christmas Carol," 1962, NBC, 52 min. Join us for a screening of the
first animated Christmas special, which premiered on NBC in 1962. With music by Jule
Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and the voices of Jim Backus, Jack Cassidy, Jane Kean and
Morey Amsterdam, this 52-minute adaptation of Dickens - cleverly presented as a play
within a play (with the nearsighted Magoo playing Scrooge on Broadway) - paved the way for
a slew of animated holiday specials. Following the screening,
a panel including animator Darrell Van Citters, author of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol:
The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special (Oxberry Press). Key layout artist
Bob Singer, actors Marie Mathews (Young Scrooge) and Jane Kern (Belle) will examine the
making of the program and its place in television history. Clip