May 30, 2012
'Cruelly, Madly, Deeply: The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder' Where: American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood; Aero Theatre, Santa Monica When: Thursday-June 14 Tickets: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
August 19, 2010
Ken Russell, known as one of England's most provocative film directors, has filmed numerous adaptations of classic novels, a rock opera, science fiction films, horror films and biopics of composers. Aero Theatre visitors will get a taste of Russell's knack for horror at this surreal Friday evening, "Brave New Worlds: A Tribute to Ken Russell," with the screening of "The Devils," a 1971 film, and "Altered States," from 1980. Russell will be there to discuss his work in between the double-feature screening.
June 6, 2011
'Trips, Journeys and the Return Home: An In-Person Tribute to Peter Fonda' When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica Admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
July 28, 2011
Nicholas Ray Centennial When: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3 ("Rebel Without a Cause") Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5 ("Johnny Guitar," "In a Lonely Place"); 7:30 p.m., Aug. 7 ("Bigger Than Life," "Knock on Any Door") Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica Price: $11 general; $9 seniors and students Info: http://www.americancinematheque.com
June 21, 2012
Join novelist and screenwriter John Irving for a discussion of his new book, "In One Person. " The book explores the nature of sexuality through the tragicomic story of its bisexual narrator, Billy. At once political and deeply personal, "In One Person" will serve as a jumping off point for Irving to discuss his craft and the vagaries of love. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. (310) 260-1528; http://www.livetalksla.org.
July 16, 2013 |
American Cinematheque is shining the spotlight on the influential Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky with a new retrospective, "Ocean of Dreams: The Visionary Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky. " Tarkovsky (1932-1986) made only seven features in his career, which explored metaphysical and spiritual themes. The son of poet Arseniy Tarkovsky, he is considered the most famous Soviet filmmaker since the pioneering Sergei M. Eisenstein. Legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman once said of the filmmaker: "Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director]
February 10, 2011
Celebrate Valentine's weekend with a four-night tribute to the silver screen's most romantic films at "Romancing the Screen. " With the tear-jerker "The Notebook," the May/December love of "Harold and Maude" and the grand, old-fashioned romances of "Casablanca" and "Gone With the Wind" ? even the dark and twisted obsession of "Double Indemnity" ? there's something to make almost every heart beat a little faster. The Aero Theatre, 14th Street and Montana Ave., Santa Monica, and the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
May 8, 2013 |
No matter whether your mother's taste - or your memory of her, for that matter - is sweet or sour, the American Cinematheque has Mother's Day programming to suit the occasion. If your mom likes things sweet, the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica features a 5 p.m. screening of "The Sound of Music," with Julie Andrews and all those Von Trapp children singing their little hearts out. On the other hand, if your mom enjoys the dark end of the street, the Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood features the hair-frying 7:30 p.m. double bill of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and the Joan Crawford biopic "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway as the parentally challenged star.