May 13, 2010 |
Akira Kurosawa, the undeniable master of Japanese cinema, directed some of that country's seminal films, including "Throne of Blood" and "Rashomon." The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre and the UCLA Film & Television Archive are celebrating the late filmmaker's centenary beginning Friday with "Ran," his 1985 samurai/Noh theater adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," for which he was nominated for an Oscar for director. The film won an Academy Award for costume design.
March 28, 2011
'Noir City' Where: American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: Friday to April 20 Price: $11 Contact: http://www.americancinematheque.com
May 27, 2010 |
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is commemorating Memorial Day with a quartet of terrific war films. Friday's offerings are a pulsating double bill from director Robert Aldrich — 1967's adventure "The Dirty Dozen ," in which tough-nosed Lee Marvin whips a group of misfit criminals into fighting shape to take on a suicide mission during World War II, and his 1955 masterpiece, "Attack ," set during the Battle of...
July 22, 2010 |
Sixty years ago, Carl Reiner was a regular on Sid Caesar's legendary comedy-variety series, "Your Show of Shows," and Mel Brooks was one of the hungry young writers on the live NBC program. The pair became fast friends, and the comedy world has never been the same. The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is saluting these two national treasures with "A Laugh-Out-Loud Weekend With Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner." The fun starts Thursday evening with 1982's " My Favorite Year," starring Peter O'Toole as an aging matinee idol guest starring on a fictionalized version of "Your Show of Shows," and Brooks' 1981 comedy " History of the World Part I ."
June 12, 2008 |
The ninth Mods & Rockers Film Festival opens June 26 in Hollywood with the world premiere of "The Seventh Python," a look at the life and music of longtime Monty Python associate, former Bonzo Dog Band member and Rutles singer and songwriter Neil Innes. The following night, Innes will play a solo concert in the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, where the festival's mix of new and classic music-centric films will be run. "The Seventh Python" references Innes' close working and personal relationship with the six members of the British comedy troupe.
October 7, 2010 |
Sam Rockwell, the critically acclaimed actor who was most recently seen as the villainous Justin Hammer in "Iron Man 2," is scheduled to appear in person Saturday evening at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a screening of his upcoming drama, "Conviction," in which he plays a man wrongly imprisoned for murder. The event is part of a celebration of Rockwell's eclectic career, kicking off Friday at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a double feature of 2002's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," the George Clooney-directed film in which the actor portrays game show guru Chuck Barris, and 2009's "Moon," featuring Rockwell as an astronaut alone on Earth's nearby neighbor.
February 4, 2010 |
Iconoclastic filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, hot off earning Oscar nominations Tuesday for best director and original screenplay for "Inglourious Basterds," will discuss his career with Variety critic Todd McCarthy on Monday at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre screening of "Basterds," which received eight Academy Award nominations overall, and his 1994 classic "Pulp Fiction." www .egyptiantheatre.com . At LACMA "Song of the Dunes," a new documentary about the difficult lives of the "untouchable" caste musicians in India's Rajasthan state, screens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Leo S. Bing Theater.
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
December 10, 2009 |
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre celebrates the 94th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra with a swinging double bill tonight: 1960's " Ocean's 11" -- the first Rat Pack funfest -- which also stars Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, Cesar Romero and Angie Dickinson; and 1957's Rodgers and Hart musical "Pal Joey" with Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. The latter played at the Egyptian when it was first released. In keeping with the Rat Pack spirit, there'll also be a no-host martini bar reception before the screenings.