March 11, 2010 |
Claire Trevor could play tough. She sometimes even got to play tender. And on Thursday, the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre is celebrating her centenary with a classy, brassy double bill: 1948's "Key Largo," for which she won the supporting actress Oscar as gangster Edward G. Robinson's booze-hound moll, and 1944's terrific " Murder, My Sweet," starring Dick Powell as gumshoe Philip Marlowe, and Trevor as the quintessential femme fatale...
May 20, 2010 |
Comedies don't come more perfect than 1939's "Midnight," which the UCLA Film and Television Archive will be screening Friday at the Billy Wilder Theatre using a rare nitrate print of the classic romantic farce. Directed by Mitchell Leisen and penned by Charles Brackett and the one and only Billy Wilder, this delightful froth stars Claudette Colbert as a washed-up showgirl in Paris, Don Ameche as a taxicab driver who loves her and a scene-stealing John Barrymore as a wealthy man who hires Colbert to lure a French playboy away from the clutches of his wife (former Barrymore flame Mary Astor)
February 28, 2008 |
It's hard enough to believe Paul Newman and his baby blues turned 83 last month. But two of the actor's films, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "The Long, Hot Summer" (tonight at American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre), are also celebrating their golden anniversary. "Cat" garnered Newman and costar Elizabeth Taylor (pictured) Oscar nods; "Summer" teams Newman with Joanne Woodward (they were married the same year). . . . The Aero fetes indie helmer Gus Van Sant with a two-day fest, kicking off Friday with "My Own Private Idaho" and "Drugstore Cowboy" and ending with a sneak peek of his latest, "Paranoid Park" (aerotheatre.
January 14, 2010 |
Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jeff Bridges is being honored this week by the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. Bridges is scheduled to appear Saturday at the screenings of his latest film, "Crazy Heart," for which he's won critics' honors. Also screening will be his iconic turn as the Dude in the Coen brothers' 1998 "The Big Lebowski." On tap for Sunday is 1984's " Starman," for which he received his first lead actor Oscar nomination for playing an alien -- think of it as a very adult "E.T."
October 22, 2009 |
Eighty films are featured in the 13th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, which commences Friday evening at the ArcLight Hollywood with the drama "Another Harvest Moon," starring Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie, Anne Meara, Doris Roberts and Cybill Shepherd. Other films in the festival, which continues through Sunday, include "The Assistants," "Crossing" and "Last Days of Summer." There also will be a festival-within-the-festival, the Hollywood Comedy Film Festival, and a human rights symposium on Saturday.
October 13, 2011
Tom Holland's "Fright Night" Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theatre | L.A. Thursday | 7:30 p.m. | $10 The original 1985 horror comedy with Chris Sarandon as a vampire Jamaa Fanaka's "Penitentiary" Billy Wilder Theater | Westwood Friday | 7:30 p.m. | $9 Fanaka will appear in person at screening of his 1979 prison drama Roberto Rossellini's "Rome, Open City" Billy Wilder Theater | Westwood ...