Ex-military officer Col. John Hogan (David Campbell) runs a training camp for mercenaries and uses kidnapped civilians as practice targets - but runs into trouble when he picks on steel-abbed Marine vet Mike Danton (Ted Prior) in one of the most hilariously over-the-top RAMBO knock-offs of the 1980s. Introduction by wrestler Paul London.
Members can get 2 free tickets to this event at the box office. Join us for a program of rarities that 35mm and 16mm film dealers and collectors have rescued from obscurity. Discussion following with Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph, who will sign their new book, A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
This comedy web series follows a struggling actor, whose stint on a cult TV series has led him to the sci-fi convention circuit. Free to current American Cinematheque Members; tickets available at box office on day of show.
Join us for an illustrated presentation by author Mark A. Vieira on Clifton’s Cafeteria founder Clifford Clinton’s fight with corruption in Los Angeles, followed by the film inspired by those real-life events, film noir classic THE BIG HEAT. In 1937, flush with the success of his restaurant business, Clifford Clinton challenged corruption in city hall. As a result, the police chief, the district attorney, and the mayor conspired to silence him.
Join us for this Oscar-winning love letter to the movies! A Sicilian boy loses his father to WWII and strikes up a friendship with an aging projectionist; eventually, the boy takes over his mentor's job.