March 5, 2011
Turner Classic Movies has lined up screenings of such films as "Citizen Kane," "Taxi Driver," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "An American in Paris," "Shaft" and "La Dolce Vita," and appearances by such performers as Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Hayley Mills, Richard Roundtree and Jane Powell for its second TCM Classic Film Festival, which will run April 28-May 1 in Hollywood. The festival will screen more than 60 films and will feature salutes to Gregory Peck, Roy Rogers, Bernard Herrmann and George and Ira Gershwin.
February 11, 2011
POP MUSIC Cee Lo Green and Big Boi Two of hip-hop and soul's most adventurous, progressive figures team up for a night of impressive beats, virtuoso mike work and, yes, a spirited take on "Forget You" in its original, bawdier version. They each had one of the best records of 2010, and this set will affirm how much ground is left to till in their genres. Club Nokia at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. $39. http://www.clubnokia.com. Martha Wainwright Her third album took a turn away from original folk tunes to a full-length tribute to legendary French singer Edith Piaf.
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.
January 5, 2011
MOVIES Focus on Female Directors Eight women filmmakers ? some of them promising experimentalists, some established Oscar winners, one of them Kirsten Dunst ? have their short films screened at the Egyptian Theatre as part of the American Cinematheque's event. Egyptian Theatre , 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $11. http://www.americancinematheque.com The Golden Bed Cecil B. DeMille is best remembered for grand epics such as "Cleopatra" and "The Ten Commandments," but he was equally adept at crafting melodramas.
December 23, 2010
It's easy to forget that Frank Capra's 1946 Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life," was initially a modest flop. The heartwarming film starring Jimmy Stewart as a despondent everyman saved by an unlikely angel became a cultural touchstone only after countless TV screenings. Now the Egyptian offers a chance to see it on the big screen in all its glory. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $11. (323) 466-3456. http://www.americancinematheque.com.
November 10, 2010
Kevin Brownlow at the Egyptian Theatre Where: 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Prices: $11 for general audience; $9 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for members Info: http://www.americancinematheque.com
October 13, 2010
"The Ten Commandments" Where: American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Admission: $10 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com