FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November, 01 2001

Contact: Margot Gerber

Tel.: 323.461.2020 x 115

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

THREE SPECIAL ONE NIGHT FILM PROGRAMS WITH

IN-PERSON GUESTS IN NOVEMBER

 

Producer Max Rosenburg Presents TORTURE GARDEN & DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS (Tuesday, November 13)

 

Director Baz Luhrmann & Ewan McGregor Present MOULIN ROUGE (Monday, November 26)

 

Editor Ralph Winters Presents GASLIGHT & HIGH SOCIETY (Wednesday, November 28)

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian will present three special one night events with in-person guests in November. On Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 PM is an In-Person Tribute to Producer Max Rosenberg featuring a double feature of two rare I.B. Technicolor films: TORTURE GARDEN (1967) & DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) and a post-screening discussion with Rosenberg between films. On Monday, November 26th at 7:30 pm (SOLD OUT) co-writer/director Baz Luhrmann, actor Ewan McGregor and production/costume designer Catherine Martin will appear in-person to present the musical MOULIN ROUGE. A discussion will follow the film. A 10:45 PM screening has been added. Baz Luhrmann will introduce. On Wednesday November 28th at 7:00 pm two-time Academy-Award winning editor Ralph Winters will present a double feature of GASLIGHT and HIGH SOCIETY followed by discussion between films with Winters and film historian Tony Slide. Winters will also sign his new autobiography Some Cutting Remarks – Seventy Years A Film Editor (Scarecrow Press). All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

 

MAX ROSENBERG EVENT: Tuesday, November 13, 2001

A true American original, Max Rosenberg belongs to that breed of ultra-colorful producers including Samuel Z. Arkoff and Joseph E. Levine who combined surefire commercial instincts with an eye for discovering new talent. Rosenberg helped foster the early careers of Richard Lester, William Friedkin, Terence Stamp and others in movies like IT’S TRAD, DAD, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and THE MIND OF MR. SOAMES – but he’s best known for co-founding Amicus (with partner Milton Subotsky), the gruesomely inventive horror studio that challenged Hammer Films for supremacy in the late 1960’s. Screening tonight are two of Amicus’ finest horror anthology films, followed by a conversation with Max Rosenberg!

The Tuesday, November 13th program begins at 7:00 PM with a Max Rosenberg double feature. First on the double bill is TORTURE GARDEN, (1967, Columbia, 93 min.) directed by Freddie Francis. Written by PSYCHO author Robert Bloch, this very entertaining witches’ brew stars Burgess Meredith as carnival showman Dr. Diablo, who has the power to let his audience – including Jack Palance, Peter Cushing and Beverly Adams – glimpse into their near futures with terrifying results. Next on the same bill is DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, (1965, 98 min.) directed by Freddie Francis. This was the first in Amicus’s long-lived series of horror anthologies and is certainly among the best, with Peter Cushing starring as the mysterious doctor who tells five men’s bizarre fortunes on a nocturnal train trip. The stellar cast also includes Christopher Lee, Michael Gough and a very young Donald Sutherland.

Discussion between films with producer Max Rosenberg.

Press Preview Tape Availability: TORTURE GARDEN and DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS are available at Cinefile, Jerry’s Video, Videoactive and Vidiots.

Monday, November 26, 2001 at 7:30 PM

The Monday, November 26th program begins at 7:30 PM with a screening of director Baz Luhrmann’s phantasmagorical musical MOULIN ROUGE (2001, 20th Century Fox, 126 min.) This film has been hailed as one of the most visually inventive and wildly kinetic films in recent memory for its mixture of turn-of-the-century Parisian nightlife, late 20th century pop music (beautifully performed in the film by star-crossed lovers Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor) and astonishingly ornate production and costume design, courtesy of Catherine Martin. A discussion will follow the film with director/co-writer Baz Luhrmann, actor Ewan McGregor and production/costume designer Catherine Martin.

Press Preview Tape Availability: MOULIN ROUGE is available at commercial area video stores.

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Legendary American film editor Ralph Winters, a two-time Academy Award winner (for KING SOLOMON’S MINES and BEN-HUR), will appear in-person for a double feature of two of his films. Winters began his career at MGM in the early 1940’s and went on to edit such classics as ON THE TOWN, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, JAILHOUSE ROCK, THE PINK PANTHER, THE PARTY and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR. There will be a book signing of Winters’ new autobiography Some Cutting Remarks - Seventy Years A Film Editor (Scarecrow Press) from 6:15 - 7:00 PM prior to the screening.

 

The evening begins with GASLIGHT, (1944, MGM (Warner Classics, 114 min.), director George Cukor’s classic Victorian thriller starring the radiant Ingrid Bergman (in an Oscar-winning performance) as an innocent wife driven to near-insanity by her apparently-loving husband (Charles Boyer), in order to claim a fortune in jewelry. A terrific supporting cast includes Joseph Cotten, Angela Lansbury (in her first feature role), and Terry Moore. Next on the same bill is HIGH SOCIETY, 1956, MGM (Warner Classics, 107 min.) directed by Charles Walters. Effervescent, star-studded remake of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra as the romantic triangle who croon their way through one of Cole Porter’s finest scores. Co-starring Celeste Holm, Louis Armstrong.

There will be a discussion between films with editor Ralph Winters, actress Terry Moore (GASLIGHT) and film historian Tony Slide (schedules permitting).

Press Preview Tape Availability: GASLIGHT is available at Vidiots.

HIGH SOCIETY is available at Cinefile, Jerry’s Video, Vidiots and Videoactive.

 

Requests for interviews must be in writing. See below for fax details.

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films has been mailed to you.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST VIA E-MAIL

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NO THEATRICAL PRESS SCREENINGS ARE SCHEDULED FOR THESE SHOWS. CALL US FOR VIDEO TAPE AVAILABILITY OR SEE LISTINGS ABOVE UNDER EACH TITLE.

Jerry’s Video (1904 Hillhurst, Los Feliz - 323.666.7471)

Rocket Video (726 N. La Brea - 323.965.1100)

Cinefile (11280 Santa Monica Blvd. - Corner of Sawtelle Ave. - 310.312.8836)

Videoactive (2522 Hyperion Ave – 323.669.8544)

Vidiots (302 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica – 310.392.8508)

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

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