The Cinematheque has announced their first two new films distributed under their new theatrical distribution arm Vitagraph Films!! Takashi Miike's ("one of the best films of the year... must be what it was like to see Psycho's shower scene for the first time in 1960." - Mike D'Angelo, Time Out New York) thriller Audition; and Marc Forster's drama Everything Put Together starring Radha Mitchell & Megan Mulally. In Theatres Now!
The Cinematheque Schedule at the Egyptian includes
Jan. 11-19, 2002 Stanley Kubrick Retrospective. On the heels of our special two week re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70 mm., we are happy to present a near-complete retrospective of Kubrick's classic films - including an ultra-rare screening of his very first film, the 1951 documentary "Day of the Fight," plus a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Stanley Kubrick: A Life In Pictures," followed by a Q&A with director (and A.I. executive producer) Jan Harlan. Plus Malcolm MacDowell in person with A Clockwork Orange & Sydney Pollack in person with Eyes Wide Shut!
January 14 2002 Sneak Preview of Mark Pellington's The Mothman Prophecies--Cutting edge feature-film and music-video director Mark Pellington (Best Director, 1992 MTV Awards for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" and creator of the award-winning "United States of Poetry" series) will join us in-person for a Special Sneak Preview of his upcoming feature The Mothman Prophecies and his previous film, Arlington Road.
January 23, 2002 LAUGH IN THE NEW YEAR: COMEDY SHORTS! Eva Sacks' Needle in a Haystack (7 min.) Charming, musical romantic comedy that will make you swoon for NYC and old musicals. Stephanie Keating's Petite Mort ( 9 min.) A fifteen-year-old virgin, inspired by the Greek Goddess Artemis, chooses her sexual destiny in this dark, deft comedy... plus 6 more contemporary comic gems!
January 24, 2002 Los Angeles Premiere! The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra "A deft parody...will delight psychotronic film fans..." -- Dennis Harvey, Variety (2001, 93 min., USA) It's the early 1960's and deadpan scientist, Dr. Paul Armstrong (writer/ director Larry Blamire) and his perky, dutiful wife Betty (Fay Masterson, Eyes Wide Shut) wind along mountain roads in their convertible in search of a fallen meteor that contains a rare and powerful element. Apparently they aren't the only ones with atomspherium on their minds... With short They Came To Attack Us
January 27, 2002 Budd Boetticher Memorial Tribute
February 13, 2002 Cinemascope / Anamorphic Short Films. Orlette Ruiz's Tango Flush (10 min.) Leif Tilden's Big Love (11 min.), Renaat Coppenns' Gabriel (12 min.), Jacco Groen's The Phoenix (12 min.), Dirk Belien's Black Coffee (13 min.), Yves Stenning's Great Falls (22 min.), Eric Anderson's Horses on Mars (8 min.) are the short films to be shown in full wide-screen. Discussion following with filmmakers Orlette Ruiz (Tango Flush), Leif Tilden (Big Love)& Eric Anderson (Horses on Mars).
February 1-10, 2002 Technicolor Dreams: The SecondAnnual
Festival of Dye-Transfer Technicolor At The Movies. Co-presented with Sabucat Productions. Sponsored by Technicolor Worldwide
Almost a novelty when it was introduced in the early 1920's, Technicolor reached its zenith in the 1940's and 50's, when classics like Black Narcissus, Forever Amber, Moulin Rouge, The Quiet Man And Blood And Sand were released using the brilliant, deeply-saturated hues of dye-transfer Technicolor (commonly known as IB or "imbibition".) Dye-transfer Technicolor prints are becoming increaseingly scarce treasures since Technicolor stopped U.S. production of them in 1974 (although the process was recently revived on a limited basis). Following the sold-out success of our first Dye-Transfer Festival in February, 2000, this series will feature even more ultra-rare prints -- including original nitrate copies of Black Narcissus, Shirley Temple's The Little Princess and Forever Amber, plus beautiful dye-transfer prints of the James Bond films Doctor No and From Russia With Love, Sergio Leone's A Fistful Of Dollars, a classic sci-fi double-feature of Destination Moon and Robinson Crusoe On Mars, rare Tech trailers and more!!
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours
Saturday, January 19
/ 10:30 AM to 11:40 AM--Sunday, Jan 20/ 10:30 AM to 11:40 AM
Their popular behind the scenes Egyptian Theatre historic tours! As Seen in the LA Weekly and on TV!