Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is as good a time as any to revisit the country’s rich contribution to cinema, including old favorites (from such directors as Jacques Tati, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jacques Demy and Jean-Luc Godard) and an advance screening of the new film from Maïwenn, MY KING.
In the spirit of TIFF’s “Canada’s Top Ten” series, designed to give high quality independent films greater exposure, the Cinematheque will bring some of the best new Canadian films to Southern California on a regular basis, often with filmmakers in person, including Patricia Rozema's INTO THE FOREST and Philippe Falardeau’s MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA.
We salute one of the most memorable actors to come to prominence in the New Hollywood of the 1970s with a new restoration of PRIVATE PROPERTY and some of Warren Oates' best performances for such directors as Sam Peckinpah (THE WILD BUNCH) and Monte Hellman (TWO-LANE BLACKTOP).
As the weather heats up, we offer a seasonal variation on Cinematic Void, our monthly spotlight on cult films and oddball gems of all genres. The summer version of our mondo movie nights - Camp Void - features Italian zombies, disco godfathers, blood-thirsty slashers and other gross, grisly and garish characters.
Director Ted Kotcheff joins us in person for three nights drawn from his wide-ranging filmography, including cult horror favorite WAKE IN FRIGHT, action hit FIRST BLOOD and black comedy WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S.