Discover the best of 2014's foreign-language cinema this week with screenings of the five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe at the Aero Theatre. Then meet the filmmakers at a free panel discussion at the Egyptian Theatre!
Centennial celebrations are nothing new at the Cinematheque - but this is the first time we’ve ever had the honoree in person! We are thrilled to welcome Norman Lloyd to the Aero Theatre with a double feature of SABOTEUR and A WALK IN THE SUN. The series will also include a screening of LIMELIGHT.
It's our annual celebration of Italian cinema! The series opens with a screening of neo-noir HUMAN CAPITAL, Italy's official Oscar entry. Opening night will be co-presented with AFI Fest Presented by Audi. There's something here for everyone, including several exciting U.S. premieres, with some awards-season contenders surely lurking among them. The 2014 lineup promises more superb new dramas and comedies from Italy, along with a nod to the country’s rich film history.
Earlier this year, we presented three BBC Worldwide productions created to commemorate the WWI centennial, and now we look at the shadow the conflict cast on narrative film. Abel Gance’s stinging anti-war drama J’ACCUSE! began production shortly before the armistice, and incorporates actual battlefield footage into its story. Jean Renoir’s classic GRAND ILLUSION arrived on the eve of the next great war, its tale of French POWs an elegy to an aristocratic Europe soon to be blown to smithereens.
In celebration of the Los Angeles premiere of the latest film from acclaimed director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, PATEMA INVERTED, the Cinematheque is proud to present some of the most amazing Japanese animation of all time.