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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

 

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

THREE ONE NIGHT EVENTS

A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO BRITISH FILMMAKER GUY GREEN,

6TH ANNUAL ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS AND

A 50th ANNIVERSARY/DVD RELEASE CELEBRATION FOR ‘FORBIDDEN PLANET’ WITH IN PERSON GUESTS

AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE

 

A Memorial Tribute to British Filmmaker Guy Green with a screening of LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Sunday, November 5

 

The 6th Annual Attack of the 50 Foot Reels

Monday, November 6

 

50th Anniversary DVD Release Celebration of FORBIDDEN PLANET

Wednesday, November 8

 

HOLLYWOOD –The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents Three Special One Night Events in November. On Sunday, November 5th is a Memorial Tribute to British Filmmaker Guy Green co-presented with BAFTA. Green’s LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (1962, Warner Bros., 102 min.) starring Olivia de Havilland and George Hamilton will screen. On Monday, November 6th is The 6th Annual Attack of the 50 Foot Reels, a screening of 25 films made by shooting one cartridge (50 feet) of super 8 film. Since the films are made completely in camera, the filmmakers don’t see the product until the night of the screening. On Wednesday, November 8th is the 50th Anniversary DVD Release Celebration for FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956, Warner Bros., 98 min.), directed by Fred Wilcox. This first big budget science fiction blockbuster stars Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. Discussion following with cast members, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Earl Holliman, Richard Anderson and Warren Stevens. Screenings are at the Lloyd E. Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood. Tickets available through www.fandango.com. Guests subject to availability.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2006: Egyptian Theatre

The Sunday, November 5th program begins at 7:30 PM with LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, (1962, Warner Bros., 102 min.). Director Guy Green is one of the unsung greats from mid-20th century cinema, a British filmmaker with a refined, graceful style capable of sensitive, unique love stories (WALK IN THE SPRING RAIN) as well as hardhitting social dramas (THE MARK and THE ANGRY SILENCE) and even stories that melded the two genres (PATCH OF BLUE). Filming on gorgeous Italian locations, Green follows American tourist Olivia de Havilland who is conflicted when a young Italian (George Hamilton) falls in love with her mentally and emotionally challenged daughter (Yvette Mimieux). To complicate things, the married de Havilland also finds herself attracted to Hamilton’s father (Rossano Brazzi). With Barry Sullivan. This film is the basis for the current award-winning musical coming to The Ahmanson Theatre. NOT ON DVD. IN COLLABORATION WITH: BAFTA

 

Monday, November 6: Egyptian Theatre

The Monday, November 6th program begins at 7:30 PM with The 6th Annual Attack of the 50 Foot Reels. Twenty five filmmakers are presented with the challenge of shooting one cartridge (50 feet) of super 8 film. Their film is edited entirely in-camera and they must create an original soundtrack without seeing the film. After the films and soundtracks are turned in to Flicker, the films are processed, the soundtracks added and then presented and screened and seen for the first time by everyone, including the filmmakers on November 6th! 25 nervous filmmakers will introduce films, that even they have never seen! This eye-opening event reminds us that all you need is a camera, a cartridge of super 8 and an idea and you too can make a film.

More information on www.flickerla.com or contact Norwood Cheek, flicker@mekons.com

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2006: Egyptian Theatre

The Wednesday, November 8th program begins at 7:30 PM with FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956, Warner Bros., 98 min.), directed by Fred Wilcox. The movie that launched a thousand ships, from STAR TREK to STAR WARS. One of the most influential films ever made, the first big budget science fiction blockbuster is a space opera with its roots in Freud, Jung and Shakespeare. It’s also a landmark of production design and special effects, and features the first all-electronic music score. Starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen (as the prototype for Captain Kirk) and the beautiful, future Miss Honey West (Anne Francis) as the mini-skirt-wearing, skinny-dipping object of all the men's affection. Also with Robby The Robot - need we say more? Discussion following the film with cast members, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Earl Holliman, Richard Anderson and Warren Stevens. This is the 50th Anniversary DVD Release Celebration (Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD our November 14).

 

For more information about the DVD release contact Carl Samrock, carlsamrock@cs-pr.com

 

BLACK AND WHITE & COLOR FILM STILLS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

 

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of our program is available on our website.

 

 

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General Admission is $10; $7 Cinematheque; $9 Seniors (65+ years) and students with valid ID card. 24-Hour information: 323.466.FILM

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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