This year’s Kino Croatia series opens with THESE ARE THE RULES, a look at parents coming to grips with an attack on their son. There’s slightly lighter fare in HAPPY ENDINGS, a tale of best friends who try to shore up their failing business through a bank robbery. The documentary NAKED ISLAND is an exploration of family secrets and the terrors of a Yugoslav regime from decades past.
The American Cinematheque is thrilled to host this 3-night series of the work of Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien (as part of a larger international retrospective), including his films A CITY OF SADNESS, A SUMMER AT GRANDPA’S, MILLENNIUM MAMBO, DUST IN THE WIND and GOODBYE, SOUTH, GOODBYE.
Writer-director Jim Akin’s autobiographical second feature THE OCEAN OF HELENA LEE follows 12-year-old Helena Lee’s lyrical pilgrimage from summer to spring with her self-destructive surf-rat father in Venice Beach. Kicking off with a world premiere event at the Egyptian's Rigler with cast and crew in person, the indie drama runs five nights in the Egyptian's smaller Spielberg Theatre, then moves to the Aero on a double bill with Akin's first feature, AFTER THE TRIUMPH OF YOUR BIRTH. Singer-songwriter Maria McKee, who costars in HELENA LEE, will perform after every screening.
The work of Orson Welles is revisited with a series that includes his masterpiece CITIZEN KANE, as well as some other, underappreciated films that were overshadowed by his feature debut, including noirs TOUCH OF EVIL and THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, and a rare screening of CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT. We'll also screen the recent documentary MAGICIAN: THE ASTONISHING LIFE AND WORK OF ORSON WELLES.
Join us at the American Cinematheque for the 2015 installment of our Art Directors Guild Film Society monthly screenings. Kicking off the series is SOTTO… SOTTO, one of Italian director Lina Wertmuller’s most sumptuous cinematic feasts thanks to the design work of Gianni Giovagnoni and Enrico Job, followed in coming months by such richly visualized feature films as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND.
STAR TREK II Director Nicholas Meyer & Adam Nimoy In Person!
The pointy-eared Mr. Spock of the planet Vulcan became one of the most universally recognizable characters on Earth thanks to the talents of Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015). This series remembers his work in several of the STAR TREK feature films (with director Nicholas Meyer & Adam Nimoy joining us), as well as his other work in film, television and theater including "The Outer Limits," 1978's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and a filmed production of his one-man-show VINCENT.