Join us in the Spielberg for more amazing shorts by legendary director D.W. Griffith, including Western spectacle “The Last Drop of Water” starring the luminous Blanche Sweet, and “Fighting Blood” with Robert Harron. Plus the precociously “adult” dark comedy “The Primal Call” and groundbreaking two-reeler “Enoch Arden”! Introduction by Steven Taylor, grandson of “Last Drop of Water” screenwriter Stanner E. V. Taylor.
Southern vixen Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if that means surviving the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett's beloved Tara and the overthrow of the Old South itself.
Ray Liotta stars as Henry Hill, a real life mobster, whose captivating narration rivals that of previous Scorsese antihero Travis Bickle. Joe Pesci won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as charismatic sociopath Tommy DeVito, and Robert De Niro shines as the brutal Jimmy Conway.
Eric Caidin (December 7, 1952 - May 18, 2015) was among the city’s most passionate movie lovers, and for decades his memorabilia store, Hollywood Book and Poster Company, served as a second home for fans of cult, classic and contemporary films. We remember him tonight with some of his favorites - the Three Stooges’ short "Grips, Grunts and Groans," and Sam Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Modern Committee and the 50th anniversary of Tony Richardson's black comedy THE LOVED ONE, we present a screening of the film, along with an illustrated presentation on its L.A. locations, as well as a Q&A with star Robert Morse, moderated by Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles.