Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
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THE ATOMO-VISION OF JOE DANTE

Comedy and horror share a great kinship and now, more than ever, the tropes in horror are ripe for comedy,” noted Joe Dante of BURYING THE EX, his new mash-up of romantic comedy and zombie movies. Few directors have managed to juggle the funny and the frightening with as much dexterity as Dante, a lifelong film fan well-versed in genre conventions and willing to strategically upend them.

An alumnus of the Roger Corman school of filmmaking, Dante made a splash with PIRANHA, a JAWS spoof that caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who would tap him to helm GREMLINS. That 1984 tale of furry creatures that morph into reptilian hellraisers was a box office hit, making Dante a go-to guy for films that frame fantastical elements in everyday settings, such as the space-traveling neighborhood kids of EXPLORERS or the grocery store clerk caught up in a miniaturization experiment in INNERSPACE.

Science fiction, fantasy and horror are well represented at Dante’s TrailersFromHell.com website, a collection of vintage “coming attractions” trailers paired with commentary from Hollywood veterans that bursts with old-time movie business ballyhoo. Like the character of Lawrence Woolsey from MATINEE, Joe Dante is a showman who serves up cinematic chills with a sly wink, and his love of film is infectious.

Series also includes THE ’BURBS and GREMLINS 2.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.

We are thrilled to welcome Joe Dante to the Egyptian Theatre! He'll introduce each double feature, and participate in a Q&A after an advance screening of BURYING THE EX! along with stars Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario.
Egyptian TheatreWed, Jun 10, 2015 - Sun, Jun 14, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Director Joe Dante In Person!
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Advance Screening! Director Joe Dante & Actors Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene & Alexandra Daddario In Person!
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director Joe Dante In Person!
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Director Joe Dante In Person!
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
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