Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
GOING ATTRACTIONS: THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE AMERICAN DRIVE-IN MOVIE
Dir: April Wright
Two of America’s greatest loves - cars and movies - intersect at drive-in theaters; in the years following World War II, thousands of them spread across the country. Though the popularity of drive-ins began to decline in the late 1960s, a few hundred still remain, and this new documentary explores the enduring appeal of watching films under the stars.
Sonique Theatre Media,
Dir: Jason Brock
The world’s No. 1 booster of horror, fantasy and sci-fi (a term he coined), Forrest J. Ackerman spread his love of those genres through the pages of his magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland. His AckerMansion in Hollyweird, Karloffornia, housed one of the greatest memorabilia collections in the world, and for years before his death in 2008, “Uncle Forry” held court there. This loving documentary of his life and work features interviews with the man himself and such friends as Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen and John Landis.
Essential viewing for all Angelenos, MUR MURS is Varda’s lively tribute to this city’s outdoor murals, from the Pig Paradise in Vernon to The Fall of Icarus in Venice. Along the way, she captures priceless interviews with the muralists themselves, including 23-year old Judy Baca, who observes, “I started painting because I realized… that I had never seen a Chicana in a museum.”