Since 1944, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have been selecting their picks for the best films of the year. Join us for our 10th anniversary of our series dedicated to the films and filmmakers nominated for the Golden Globe award in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The five films in the spotlight this year are Michael Haneke’s AMOUR, Nikolaj Arcel’s A ROYAL AFFAIR, Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano’s THE INTOUCHABLES, Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg’s KON-TIKI and Jacques Audiard’s RUST AND BONE. This year, the directors' seminar will be a live-streamed web event for the whole world to see!
The Cinematheque again caps off the year with some of the funniest and most sophisticated films ever to hit the big screen, including Ernst Lubitsch's TROUBLE IN PARADISE, Clark Gable in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER, W.C. Fields in IT’S A GIFT, and our annual New Years Day Marx. Bros program!
With his cheerful pluck in the face of adversity, “the Little Tramp” became one of cinema’s most indelible characters - and his creator, Charlie Chaplin, one of film’s biggest stars. Though the Tramp was birthed in the silent era (his first appearance was in a 1914 Keystone short), he continues to light up screens nearly a century later, bringing pratfalls and pathos to new audiences each year.
Focusing on French animation, the American Cinematheque proudly presents three new films in this grand tradition of distinctively drawn visuals paired with unusual stories. In ZARAFA, a boy bonds with his giraffe buddy on adventures which bring them to Alexandria, Marseilles, the Alps and beyond. Set in Mediterranean Africa, THE RABBI’S CAT gives its owner an earful about life, love and religion when it miraculously begins to talk. THE PAINTING illustrates the cost of discrimination while at the same time offering a playful take on the artistic process. The program also includes the short films “Dripped” and “Tram.”
This year's Holiday Spirit series offers everything from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in 3-D, to the annual Outfest screening of cult favorite AUNTIE MAME, to director Jon Favreau in person with his Will Ferrell starrer ELF, to classics WHITE CHRISTMAS and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, all on the big screen as they were meant to be seen!