FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Margot Gerber
323/461-2020, ext. 115
January 9, 2001

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE JUMPS
ABOARD THE "LOVE TRAIN" FOR VALENTINE'S DAY WITH A PROGRAM
OF SHORTS ABOUT - LOVE!

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 7:30 PM

HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque presents THE LOVE TRAIN: VALENTINE'S
DAY SHORT FILMS on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 7:30 PM. Jump aboard and
catch the express to films expressing several definitions of "love". Bring
someone you already love (or at least like!) or find someone here to love
(or at least lust after!). Your ticket also buys you a chance to win a prize
package which includes a dinner for two at Hollywood's Café Des Artistes and
a gift pack for that romantic evening. Discussion following the screening
with filmmakers Danny Greenfield ("Allerd Fishbein's in Love"); Amie Stier
("Herb"); A.J. Schnack ("Might As Well Be Swing"); Elyse Couvillion
("Sweet"); Shawn Schepps & Jason Wolk ("The Closet") and Oliver Dieckmann
("Ordinary Love").
All screenings take place in the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at
the historic Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and
Las Palmas) in Hollywood.
Danny Greenfield's "Allerd Fishbein's in Love" (20 min.) Lack of
coordination, Nausea, Bar Mitzvahs. This comedy about a 13-year-old boy's
first crush during a family vacation in the Catskills circa the 1980's won
the Graduate Division Award at the 2000 Hamptons International Film Festival
and was a finalist for the IFC 2000 Short Film Award. Stars John Daley
("Freaks & Geeks") L.A. Premiere! Amie Steir's "Herb" (12 min.) A girl
recounts her devotion to "that" rock & roll boy that your mother warned you
about. Herb is into Parties, Girls, Drugs. and his ambition to be a
Playgirl centerfold. With Amanda Peet (WHIPPED) as "The Other Woman." A.J.
Schnack's "Might As Well Be Swing" (24 min.) Two Los Angeles couples head
to Joshua Tree for a little partner-swapping. but some people are more
enthusiastic than others. Sundance Selection 2001! Dean Kapsalis's Jigsaw
Venus (10:30 min.) This beautifully nuanced film, slapstick, yet so moving,
says much about love and longing without a word of
dialogue. Warning! Could cause the toughest of men to shed tears. Elyse
Couvillion's "Sweet" (4:30 min.) Toured with the Resfest program and a
Sundance 2001 selection! A brief, sensual film about reality not matching
our brave, romantic daydreams. A young man and woman awaken in separate
beds, each dreaming of the other. Throughout the day they have sensual
daydream about each other. They rush home and meet in the lobby of their
apartment building. Be careful what you wish for. Gorgeously shot by Academy
nominated cinematographer Allen Daviau. (E.T., THE COLOR PURPLE, AVALON)
Shawn Schepps "The Closet" (9 min.) Two inept burglers get more than they
were looking for in this, dark, frantic comedy. An off-beat tale of wrong
place, wrong tome and philosophical consequences is farcical, dangerous and
sensitive. Oliver Dieckmann's "Ordinary Love" ("Geliebter Alltag") (13 min.,
Germany) Winner:Best Short Film, AFI/2000. Anything but ordinary, this
mature film from a young German director shows one man's way out of the
doldrums of a marriage taken for granted. On his 7th wedding anniversary
this policeman has to solve a murder case (a man who is suspected of
murdering his wife) and marital problems.
Please note that these films do not necessarily screen in the order listed
here. Please check our website www.egyptiantheatre.com for updates about
filmmakers appearing for discussion with their films.
Press kits, black & white and color photos as well as ˝" screening cassettes
are available. Call Publicist Margot Gerber for press materials at
323.461.2020, ext. 115 or Publicity Assistant Jasmine Ong at x-116. General
information about the Egyptian Theatre is attached to the Kinji Fukasaku
press release.
REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS MUST BE IN WRITING. FAX TO
323.461.9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. FRIDAY AT
NOON IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY SCREENINGS. JOURNALISTS
WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST.
YOUR NAME WILL THEN BE ON A LIST AT THE BOX OFFICE.

Please note that Margot will be out of the office between Jan. 18 and 28.
E-mail sent to amcin@msn.com cannot be retrieved. Jasmine's e-mail is
amcine@4link.net or call 323.461.2020, ext. 116.

Do we have your e-mail address? If not you can send it to us at
amcin@msn.com. You will get special updates about press screenings and added
guests, etc. that only go to our e-mail list.

For information about American Cinematheque events, please call
323.466-FILM. THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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American Cinematheque, 1800 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 717,
Hollywood, CA 90028 tel (323) 466-3456 fax (323) 461.9737
http://www.egyptiantheatre.com

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