One of Britain’s most versatile talents, Emma Thompson joins us in person with an advance Members-only screening of SAVING MR. BANKS. We also pay tribute to her Oscar-winning work with a double feature of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and HOWARDS END.
Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, Beyond Fest will globally program a diverse and eclectic mix of gala premieres, rare retrospectives, and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.
The scope of the Cohen Film Collection is staggering, and recently the Cohen Media Group has launched an ambitious campaign to restore films from their acquired Rohauer collection and bring them into the digital age. The American Cinematheque is thrilled to bring some of these treasures to the big screen with a year-long retrospective of the Cohen Film Collection. Our monthly screening series begins with the D.W. Griffith classic INTOLERANCE, restored with original tints and tones and featuring a musical score written and conducted by Carl Davis. Future programs will include films by Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard as well as a multi-night tribute to Vivien Leigh.
Considered one of the foremost filmmakers of the 20th century, director Satyajit Ray (1921-92) established himself as a major force with his widely celebrated “Apu Trilogy” in the late 1950s. The Indian filmmaker received an honorary Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement, citing his humanistic approach to storytelling. At that time, archivists from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences discovered that many of Ray’s films were in dire need of restoration, so they embarked on a two-decade campaign to preserve this priceless body of work. The American Cinematheque is proud to present the fruits of their labors - and some of world cinema’s greatest treasures.
A poet, cultural commentator and iconoclastic filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) railed against repression in Italian society with a passionate voice forged in the Fascist era and the upheaval of WWII. The Pasolini retrospective is currently touring the country and is part of the celebration of the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S. All prints are 35mm in Italian with English subtitles realized by Luce Cinecittà.