December 29, 1989
Director-producer Ron Howard has been named the recipient of the American Cinematheque Award for making an ongoing contribution to the film industry. Howard, the director of "Splash," "Cocoon" and "Parenthood," will be honored March 23 at the organization's Moving Picture Ball in the Century Plaza Hotel. Since 1986, the evening has been attended by hundreds of Hollywood's insiders to raise funds for American Cinematheque and honor an active entertainment figure.
April 12, 1991 |
The American Cinematheque this weekend presents "Orson Welles: The Actor," composed of nine features, three of which Welles also directed. The retrospective begins tonight at 7 with "The Lady From Shanghai" (1948), to be followed at 9 by the double feature "Jane Eyre" (1944) and "The Stranger" (1946). "Prince of Foxes" (1949) and "The Third Man" (1949) will screen Saturday as a double feature commencing at 6 p.m., with "Touch of Evil" (1958) screening at 9:30.
April 3, 1989 |
One time-tested way to measure the worth of anyone in Hollywood is to honor that person at the annual Moving Picture Ball. The ball's organizers pride themselves on tapping the hottest talent of the moment--Robin Williams last year; Bette Midler in 1987, and Eddie Murphy in 1986. If Steven Spielberg's ability to draw ticket buyers is any indication of his worth, he is hotter than Williams, Midler or Murphy.
March 5, 1992 |
For a while it looked like tonight's American Cinematheque premiere screening of Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper," the first event of a following three-night retrospective, might be one of those only-in-Hollywood moments. A movie with an undone deal. A dressed-up event for an awaited movie, but a movie with no place to go. The producing studio in deep financial troubles, its distribution company listed among the missing. For Schrader, though, the question naturally becomes, what else is new?
October 7, 1988 |
The American Cinematheque is back on track, two years after a much publicized plan to house it in the Pan Pacific Auditorium fell apart. The basic plan hasn't changed: The facility will be a living museum of movies, using state-of-the-art technology and theaters to present films from all over the world to the public. It will also include a book store, a cafe and bar and lecture halls, providing a center for artists to talk about film with each other and the public.
December 9, 1989 |
And here you thought music video was just glamour boys with poufy hair preening behind blemish-obscuring smoke--money for nothing, as it were. But this relatively recent genre represents something else entirely to the American Cinematheque, which, in conjunction with the Long Beach Museum of Art, has scheduled this weekend a mini-festival whose brave assertion--as stated in its printed program--is nothing less than that "music video is the art form of the '80s."