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April 2007

TO: LONG LEADS

CALENDAR LISTINGS EDITOR

RE: AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE

*Please note that we no longer screen FOREVER HOLLYWOOD at 11 AM & 12:30 PM. Only 2 PM & 3:30 PM

** PLEASE NOTE THAT GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $10. STUDENT/SENIOR TICKETS ARE $8.


Make sure you have an updated version of these listings. See the 'press' page on our website for latest info!

February 3 & 4; March 17 & 18; April 14 & 15; May 12 & 13 (10:30 AM): Historic Tours of the 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. Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history. For the total "old Hollywood" experience, combine a tour with a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (*11:35 AM; 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM), an hour-long, star-studded look at the history of Hollywood. Screens exclusively at the Egyptian Theatre. Tickets $7 Adults. $5 Members/Students/Seniors 65+. Tour & Movie $10. Private group tours available. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 3 for more info. Upcoming tour dates: April 18 & 19 and May 9 & 10.

On-Going: FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Directed by Todd McCarthy & Arnold Glassman, FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) celebrates a century of movie-making, as related by some of today's most popular actors and filmmakers. Featuring over 400 movie and archival clips (including footage from the famous Hollywood Hotel & the Hollywood Canteen) - plus celebrity interviews shot exclusively for this film. Narrated by Sharon Stone. Screening Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM. http://egyptiantheatre.com/foreverhollywood.htm. This film will ONLY play with monthly tours starting November 19th. It will NO LONGER play every Saturday and Sunday.

On-Going: Outfest Wednesdays

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre and Outfest collaborate to present gay and lesbian programming on Wednesdays at the Egyptian. Outfest Wednesdays is the only gay and lesbian-themed weekly screening series in the country. Founded in 1999, the programming features favorites from past festivals, Hollywood revivals, filmmaker retrospectives and sneak preview and word of mouth screenings of upcoming releases. For more information about Outfest see www.outfest.org. Outfest Wednesdays programming will be announced quarterly.

On-Going: Alternative Screen

This bi-monthly (select Thursdays) series showcases the best of new, undistributed American Independent Cinema from the far reaches of the film festival circuit at the Egyptian Theatre. Featured work is provocative, innovative and fiercely independent with an emphasis on filmmaking that displays a strong sense of personal style, spirit and vision. Filmmakers, actors and industry members are encouraged to join us for an opportunity to discover new talent, to offer feedback and to network with the Los Angeles independent film community. Film submissions accepted year round. For details see: www.americancinematheque.com

On-Going: FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Directed by Todd McCarthy & Arnold Glassman, FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) celebrates a century of movie-making, as related by some of today’s most popular actors and filmmakers. Featuring over 400 movie and archival clips (including footage from the famous Hollywood Hotel & the Hollywood Canteen) – plus celebrity interviews shot exclusively for this film. Narrated by Sharon Stone. Screening Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM.

May 9 & May 10 - Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

Special Treat for Mom's coming to this tour on Mother's Day!

You'll score big if you take mom on one of our behind the scenes tours this weekend. Everyone knows that moms LOVE Hollywood history and victorious tales of Los Angeles historic preservation!

 

 April 2 - April 19, 2009 -- NOIR CITY: 11th Annual Festival of Film Noir

The streets and alleys keep getting darker, the tough guys tougher and the femmes, more fatale. So to prepare you for dealing with the nocturnal netherworld out there (and hold you over till you can glimpse the light at the end of the tunnel), we’ll be screening more great forays into the heart of darkness, including: new prints of rarities like ALIAS NICK BEAL, Joseph Losey’s masterpiece THE PROWLER (newly restored by UCLA), SIX BRIDGES TO CROSS, WOMAN ON PIER 13, THE OCTOBER MAN plus a Jane Greer double bill (OUT OF THE PAST and THE COMPANY SHE KEEPS), Robert Siodmak’s impossibly hard-to-see FLY BY NIGHT, Fritz Lang’s WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, an Anthony Mann double feature (TWO O’CLOCK COURAGE and DESPERATE), a Newspaper Noir double bill of DEADLINE U.S.A. and CHICAGO DEADLINE, plus THE RACKET, THE ENFORCER, WALK SOFTLY STRANGER, Joseph Losey’s CHANCE MEETING, NOCTURNE, SMOOTH AS SILK, ROSES ARE RED and more! See stars like Humphrey Bogart, Ray Milland, Tony Curtis, Dana Andrews, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotton, George Raft, Robert Ryan, Van Heflin, Ida Lupino, Jane Greer, Lizabeth Scott, Alida Valli, Evelyn Keyes deal with the deadly hand that Fate has dealt them. Hosted by co-programmers Eddie Muller, Alan K. Rode and Chris D. Also on the last day of the series, Sunday, April 19, there is a special memorial afternoon tribute to actress Ann Savage with testimonials and a screening of her impossible-to-see film PASSPORT TO SUEZ.

 

April 18 – 2:00 PM – Co – presented by the ART DECO SOCIETY of Los Angeles

Walter Nelson: "Dr. Zarcoff, Ask the Robot to Fetch My Zeppelin: Art Deco Era Imagines the Future" Lecture
The 1920s and 30s were a time of rapid technological change, and those who experienced it expected that change would continue at the same hectic pace into the future. In extrapolating from their own time, they foresaw a time of mega-cities, robot servants, space ships, giant aircraft and any number of other scientific wonders. They also generally saw the future as a better place than the present (especially during the Great Depression) and the Art Deco style of design embraced that optimistic view. Walter Nelson has been involved in numerous aspects of public history for over thirty years, and has participated in hundreds of living history programs in the US and Britain covering eras from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. He has lectured on topics such as Victorian etiquette, historical games, phrenology, historical costume and the history of dance. He has been involved in organizing highly successful "Vintage Dance" programs such as the "Jane Austen Evening" and the "Avalon Ball". He also works as a consultant in historical programs for organizations like the Huntington Library, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Rancho Los Cerritos.

April 23 – 26, 2009 -- IN THE REALM OF OSHIMA:

(presented in collaboration with LACMA)

 

"I am not interested in making films that can be understood in fifteen minutes." – Nagisa Oshima

Trailblazing Nagisa Oshima was one of the fathers of the Japanese Nouvellle Vague in the early 1960s, and his work still has the capacity to shock, provoke thoughtful reflection as well as entertain. Oshima’s works exhibit such wit, beauty and furious invention, never mind profound feeling, that their conceptual gambits take on sensual and emotional force. They are less the product of a postmodernist sensibility, as some critics have characterized Oshima’s strategies, than of a desperate intelligence. Oshima made films as if they were a matter of life and death… Though born into privilege, the son of a government worker in Kyoto (reportedly of samurai ancestry), Oshima was a nascent socialist whose ideals were formed in his youth by the general strike of 1947; the Pacific War, Emperor Hirohito’s capitulation after the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the subsequent American occupation of Japan; the mass student struggle against the Korean War and, most markedly, against AMPO, Japan’s security pact with cold war America. Steeped in Marxist and Freudian thought from his father’s prodigious library, Oshima opposed using ideological systems to probe his nation’s psyche: "I am not a Marxist," he insisted. "In fact, I find Marxism and Christianity to be the same thing and both of them are bad." (James Quandt) Included in the series are various startlingly provocative films directed by Oshima including IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES, EMPIRE OF PASSION, CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH, VIOLENCE AT NOON, PLEASURES OF THE FLESH, DIARY OF A SHINJUKU THIEF and more. These movies are for mature audiences, and films like IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES will be restricted with no one under 18 admitted. Many of the films will be screened in new 35mm prints! This retrospective continues at LACMA’s Bing Theater in May with a completely different selection of Oshima masterworks. "Plainly the greatest living Japanese filmmaker." – Jonathan Rosenbaum; "Japan’s greatest living filmmaker." – J. Hoberman; "By far the most important Japanese filmmaker of his generation." – NoŽl Burch; "No other director of Oshima’s generation has made more vital, inventive and challenging films, or taken more risks. He is a giant in contemporary cinema." – Tony Rayns;

Sunday, April 26 – 2:00 PM Matinee – DIRTY DANCING

The film DIRTY DANCING will be shown preceded by events in the courtyard including dance lessons from the Arthur Murray dance school, a Catskills-esque comedian and more! This event is the kick off of the musical that is coming to the Pantages. "Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage," the worldwide musical smash opening of the pre-Broadway, West Coast premiere right here in Los Angeles! The movie is a legendary entertainment phenomenon. It is the summer of 1963 and Baby and her family are to attend the holiday resort in America's beautiful Catskill Mountains. But when they arrive Baby is almost immediately swept off her feet by the sexy and talented Johnny Castle. When her father forbids her to have anything to do with the hunky resort dance instructor and his pals, she finds herself falling madly in love with him and learning how to dance the passionate Latin dances that Johnny loves. Like the beginning of the 60's signaled the ending of an area of innocence, it also signals the ending of Baby's innocence and the awakening of her feelings as a young woman.

 

April 29 at 7:30 PM – SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: Spotlight on Publicity: The Evolution of the Industry… 50 years ago to Today

As instantaneous news sources continue to multiply in our brave new electronic information age as fast as print publications shrink and even demise, it is clear that the scope of publicity has changed drastically in the past two years in a revolution much more powerful than the advent of television or even the eventual proliferation of hundreds of cable channels more recently. In an age before Twitter (was that only last year?) and before bloggers replaced the all powerful handful of taste-making columnists, the media controlled the message, but now everyone has free access to expressing an opinion in a worldwide forum where millions can see these posts instantly… A power has transpired since the era when, as a desperate press agent in the THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, Tony Curtis’ Sidney Falco stopped at nothing to get Burt Lancaster’s Walter Winchell-esque columnist J.J. Hunsecker to spill some ink on his client (and, can you imagine, he actually had to sit up nervously all night to grab a paper hot off the press to see if he made it in?). Join us on the occasion of the publication of veteran publicist Howard Bragman’s new book, Where’s My Fifteen Minutes (Penguin Group) to watch the hard-hitting THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) followed by a panel discussion on the landscape of the craft of publicity 50 years ago and Now with Bragman and several other heavyweights (TBA) of the Hollywood publicity machine. Howard will sign books beginning at 6 PM prior to the screening. www.WheresMyFifteenMinutes.com

 

May 1 – 3, 2009 -- A TRIBUTE TO SCREENWRITER DALTON TRUMBO

Dalton’s son, Christopher Trumbo and others will speak about Trumbo with a screening of the recently restored JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, plus more great films penned by the pantheon screenwriter.

May 9 & May 10 - Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour

Special Treat for Mom's coming to this tour on Mother's Day!

You'll score big if you take mom on one of our behind the scenes tours this weekend. Everyone knows that moms LOVE Hollywood history and victorious tales of Los Angeles historic preservation!

May 15 – 17, 2009 -- THE FILMS OF VICTOR FLEMING

Join author/film critic Michael Sragow, who’ll be signing his biography Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master and introducing screenings of some of director Victor Fleming’s finest films, including the rarely-screened uncut version of JOAN OF ARC (recently restored to its original 145 minute length by UCLA) starring Ingrid Bergman.

May 25 – ART DIRECTORS SOCIETY Screening – FLASH GORDON Old & New

Screening of the vintage 1936 FLASH GORDON: ROCKETSHIP on a double bill with director Mike Hodges’ 1980 FLASH GORDON. In this sci-fi film, Flash Gordon and friends take on Mongo's sea monster, deadly ray guns, and robots to keep the evil Emperor Ming from destroying Earth.

May 29 – 30, 2009 – FAMOUS MONSTERS MAGAZINE RE-LAUNCH

In Conjunction with MonsterPalooza

Classic horror films such as GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA and HOUSE OF DRACULA will be screened along with appearances by special guests Sara Karloff, Carla Laemmle, Janet Ann Gallow and Jane Adams. There’ll be vendors in the courtyard, and other fun activities.

June 4 – RECENT SPANISH CINEMA Opening Night

The kick-off event and screening for our annual Recent Spanish Cinema series, takes place at the Egyptian while the body continues at the Aero Theatre June 5 – 7 with the very best new movies from Spain.

June 10 – 21 – MOCKERS AND ROCKERS: CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S SECRET POLICEMAN’S BALL

The Mods & Rockers Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special themed retrospective titled "Mockers & Rockers! Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Amnesty International's Secret Policemans's Ball". The festival will commemorate three decades of the legendary benefit shows and films for the respected human rights organization featuring British comedic performers such as Monty Python's John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam and other stars including Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie and Eddie Izzard. Also international musicians including Sting, Bono, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, The Police and U2. Many of the films will be rarely-seen versions or productions not-previously-seen in the US.

June 6, July 19 & August 15 - American Girl Silent Film Events Shows

July, 2009 – SO BAD, THEY’RE GOOD! Movie Series

July, 2009 – SCOPITONES Series

August, 2009 – ANNUAL FANTASY, HORROR AND SCIENCE-FICTION Series

August, 2009 – RETURN OF RIOT ON THE SUNSET STRIP Weekend

Vintage Pop Culture Cinema Artifacts from the 1960s Hollywood ‘Hood

October 18, 2009 – 87th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre

November 8, 2009 – Animazing Animation

TBA – Domenic Priore will present programming on a 1960’s Hollywood Theme

 

Fall 2009: American Cinematheque Award Show

The 24nd American Cinematheque Award will be presented at the Cinematheque's annual benefit gala.  Tickets start at $550. For tickets call Mann Productions in July 2009: 323.314.7000. Information about press credentials is at: http://egyptiantheatre.com/pressreleases/2001/credentialrqst.htm

 

October 18: 87th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre Event TBA

 

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS/VITAGRAPH FILMS… Our video and DVD label If you would like to review our releases or learn more about our national theatrical release schedule please see www.vitagraphfilms.com. Currently AUDITION & EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER – plus Japanese Outlaw Masters titles are out on DVD and Video. Recently released are: HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS & CITY OF LOST SOULS (dir. Takashi Miike) and Kinji Fukasaku’s BLACK ROSE MANSION.

 

COMING IN 2009:

More short films and the American independent film showcase, the Alternative Screen (on two Thursdays each month), brings the best of provocative, innovative new cinema from the festival circuit to the Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, on a bi-monthly basis. Discover new talent! And Screening weekly- FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (55 min.) a celebration of 100 years of cinema as told by today's biggest stars!

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS/VITAGRAPH FILMS... Our video and DVD label If you would like to review our releases or learn more about our national theatrical release schedule please call us at 323.461.2020, ext.

115 or 310.390.1916. Currently AUDITION & EVERYTHING PUT TOGETHER - plus Japanese Outlaw Masters titles are out on DVD and Video. Recently released are: HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS & CITY OF LOST SOULS (dir. Takashi Miike) and Kinji Fukasaku's BLACK ROSE MANSION.

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Call 323.466.FILM for more info.

http://www.americancinematheque.com or http://www.egyptiantheatre.com

Programming at the 1940 Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is available at www.aerotheatre.com

The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 C (3) organization. All programs at the American Cinematheque's Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre (616 seats) at the Egyptian unless otherwise noted. The Spielberg Theatre seats 78. 6712 Hollywood Boulevard (between McCadden Place & Las Palmas Avenue).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Cinematheque Press Dept. is converting as much as possible to e-mailed press releases as this gives us the opportunity to appraise you of added guests and press screenings and general updates that occur after we go to print. If you do not already get e-mailed releases, please e-mail your name and affiliation to publicity@americancinematheque.com. Thank You!

Parking is available for a fee in parking lots on McCadden Place and Las Palmas Avenues behind the theatre. There is a municipal lot on Cherokee north of Hollywood Boulevard.

Hollywood & Highland is $2 for 4 hours with validation from the theatre or the mall. The theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Ticket Prices

General Admission: $9.00.

Cinematheque Members $6.00.

Seniors (65+) and Students with valid ID: $7

Tickets can be purchased by fax by the general public. Fax ticket orders (credit card only) to 323.467.0163 with your name as it appears on the card; a phone number and the card number and expiration date. Be sure to include the name of the film, time and date you wish to purchase. There is a $1 service charge on every ticket ordered by fax.

 

Please indicate in your listings that 24-hour program information is available at 323.466.FILM.

Tickets are available at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office (1:00 PM -4:30 pm Tues-Sun and evenings when there are Cinematheque programs (until 30 min. after last show goes in)

 

For details of press screenings or any other publicity info.:

Margot Gerber 323.461-2020, ext. 115 or publicity@americancinematheque.com

DO YOU WANT TO REQUEST PRESS TICKETS TO ONE OF OUR EVENTS? USE THIS LINK TO LEARN HOW: http://www.americancinematheque.com/pressreleases/pressticketpolicies.htm

 

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MEDIA LIST UPDATES:

Please call us if you are receiving these notices under someone else's name or at an incorrect address. Has your title changed? Do you want more or less information on our film series? Are we sending too much paper?

Are you only interested in certain programs we present (such as Spanish Language Films, Directors in-person, etc.)? Let us know and we'll only send what you want. DO WE HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS? If you prefer receiving press information by e-mail please call us today! Call 323 461 2020 ext. 116.

NOT GETTING OUR E-MAIL ANYMORE?:

Due to the rise of the use of spam filters, you may not be receiving our e-mail press releases. If you use a program like spam arrest or Earthlink Spam Blocker you need to add publicity@americancinematheque and list@americancinematheque.com to your address book. Check with your computer administration dept. if you are still having trouble receiving our mail. We will be happy to put you back on our fax list if you call to let us know to do so.

HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIAN:

The Egyptian Theatre is newly renovated by the American Cinematheque. It is a state-of-the-art movie theatre housed within Sid Grauman's first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The historic Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere (ROBIN HOOD in 1922 starring Douglas Fairbanks) and was known as the theatre "where the stars see the movies." Vintage and current photos are available upon request as well as complete press kits.

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE NOW HAS A SANTA MONICA BRANCH - THE AERO THEATRE:

The Aero Theatre and its adjoining retail spaces, built in the style of French Norman architecture, by Donald W. Douglas of Douglas Aircraft fame, opened for business on January 10, 1940. The theatre, designed by architect R.M. Woolpert, operated with a small staff, seven nights per week. Aero programming consisted of double features (that changed three times weekly), Kiddie Matinees and drawings for sets of depression glass dishes prior to the Saturday night show. People walked to the Aero 65 years ago, just as they do today. The theatre remained in the Douglas family for quite some time. Jim Rosenfield, President of J.S. Rosenfield & Co, Inc., a Montana Avenue based retail real estate company specializing in renovating unique retail properties, purchased the Aero Theatre with his Chicago-based partner John Bucksbaum, from Sandy Allen in 1997, and they remain the current owners.

 

MEMBERSHIP/DONATIONS:

Ticket sales only cover a portion of our costs. Membership and donations help make up the difference. For more information about membership: http://egyptiantheatre.com/amcinebiz/jointhe.htm or our seat naming fundraising campaign or other major donor opportunities call Mann Productions at (323) 314-7000.

Do we have your e-mail address? E-mail it to publicity@americancinematheque.com (please remove amcin@msn.com from your address book).

The offices of the American Cinematheque are located at: 1800 N. Highland Avenue,

Suite 717, Hollywood, CA 90028


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The offices of the American Cinematheque are located at:

1800 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 717, Hollywood, CA 90028

 

 

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