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
October 11, 2010 |
Into a bit-stream world of 140-character communiqués, where two-hour movies are deemed tedious before the house lights go down, comes a defiant "Carlos. " This hypnotic and sprawling five-hour-plus piece of cinematic genius from master French filmmaker Olivier Assayas lets its socio-geo-political tensions twist through two decades, beginning in the '70s, when the infamous, Venezuela-born international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, code name Carlos, stalked his way across Europe.
September 30, 2010
We Are Plastic Ono Band Where: Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, L.A. When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Price: $60 to $150 Info: (800) 745-3000; http://www.ticketmaster.com An Evening With Yoko Ono Where: Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite A245, L.A. When: 8 p.m. Sunday Price: $25 Info: (800) 745-3000; http://www.ticketmaster.com John Lennon, Songwriter Where: Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
September 17, 2010
POP MUSIC Check out the fiery rock 'n' roll of Mexican alt-rock band Jaguares as it takes to the stage with Los Cenzontles for two nights in Anaheim. The band has gained an impressive following in the States, partly due to its social conscience. In 2007 it participated in an Amnesty International campaign to help alleviate suffering in Darfur. The House of Blues, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim. 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $55. (714) 778-2583. Also Sun. at House of Blues, West Hollywood.
September 16, 2010
MOVIES The American Cinematheque offers three nights of thrills and chills with "Escape Artist: A Tribute to John Carpenter," a series of double features. The acclaimed filmmaker will appear in person to discuss his work during Friday's bill of "Escape From New York" and "Escape From L.A. " Saturday continues with "They Live" and "Big Trouble in Little China," and Sunday wraps with "The Thing" and "Halloween. " Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $11 per night.