A Grammy-winning recording artist as well as a composer and arranger, Michel Legrand has given the movies some of their most memorable music. In a series that includes THE OUTSIDE MAN, THE SWIMMING POOL, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, BAND OF OUTSIDERS, and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, we are thrilled to welcome him to the Egyptian and Aero Theatres!
With an Oscar under his belt for CAT BALLOU, Lee Marvin was a bona fide movie star, and while his characters typically remained hard-edged men of action, his increased clout brought the actor leading roles in such diverse and distinctive films as POINT BLANK, PAINT YOUR WAGON and THE BIG RED ONE. Both free-wheeling and plain-speaking, Marvin occasionally chaffed at stardom, but his flip take on authority only increased his appeal in an age when antiheroes still were considered bankable. Join us for a tribute to Lee Marvin, including THE KILLERS, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, HELL IN THE PACIFIC and THE PROFESSIONALS.
We are thrilled to welcome Robert De Niro to the Aero Theatre! Our tribute to his legendary career will include TAXI DRIVER, MEAN STREETS, CAPE FEAR, AWAKENINGS, and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, for which the performer has earned his 7th Oscar nomination.
Last year’s retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli proved so wildly popular that we’re bringing highlights back for a return engagement! Founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli is one of the most successful and respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli makes films that are praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres as we roll out the red carpet for some of this year’s contenders. Our yearly staples include screenings of the Oscar-nominated short films, as well as live panels with nominated editors and art directors and set decorators, and a live taping of KPCC 89.3 FM's "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview. Check back for more events to be added!
Belgian cinema is right in the front of the international filmmaking arena, boasting richly diverse films that consistently garner critical praise, worldwide interest and many international awards. From the unsettling but still urgently relevant MAN BITES DOG to the quirky and vibrant TOTO LE HERO, the monumental saga DAENS, the thriller DOSSIER K and THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and the Oscar-nominated BULLHEAD, EVERYBODY FAMOUS, A CAT IN PARIS and DEATH OF A SHADOW, the Belgian film industry has proven its dexterity in tone and its originality in aesthetic.