In early 1944, a number of movie stars went to 20th Century Fox Studios to see what a small group of foreign journalists had found to be especially worthwhile during the preceding year. The journalists, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, decided to make this an annual event. By 1962, the general public was invited to the celebration when KTTV Los Angeles first televised the awards.
The American Cinematheque is delighted to host this series of screenings devoted to the films and filmmakers nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The five films spotlighted are Thomas Vinterberg’s THE HUNT from Denmark, Asghar Farhadi’s THE PAST from Iran, Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES from Japan, Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY from Italy and Abdellatif Kechiche’s BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR from France. For more information about the Golden Globes, visit www.goldenglobes.org
All films will be presented in their original language with English subtitles.
Please join us for a free panel discussion with the directors of the Golden Globe Foreign-Language nominees in person at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, January 11, at 1:00 PM. The following directors are confirmed to appear: Asghar Farhadi, Abdellatif Kechiche, Paolo Sorrentino, Thomas Vinterberg. Moderated by Mike Goodridge (writer on film with 20 years in print, recently edited the Filmcraft series of books and wrote the Filmcraft Directing book). The discussion will also stream online at:
See a one-page flyer with the full series schedule here.
All guests are subject to availability.