Revisit Orson Welles' masterpiece - or see it for the first time! - as part of an ongoing series that honors the memory of one of the Cinematheque's favorite movie critics, Roger Ebert - who said of the film, "Its surface is as much fun as any movie ever made. Its depths surpass understanding."
It wouldn't be May without Mae Day! Mae West penned the dialogue to pre-Code hit I'M NO ANGEL - arguably her best - co-starring Cary Grant as one of the men smitten with her until her past threatens their engagement. Then, West reprises her stage success as Diamond Lil in suggestive and hilarious musical comedy SHE DONE HIM WRONG, one of the last gasps of sexual freedom in movies before the Production Code set in. Both films celebrate their 80th anniversaries this year.
For more than 30 years, "The Night of the Ad Eaters" has screened jaw-dropping advertising from around the globe, including North and South America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. These classic and contemporary spots offer something for everyone, with both celebrities and ordinary Joes hawking everything from cars and clothing to booze and sex in a riotous cavalcade of commerce. Join us for highlights from this amazing touring program, including commercials directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Roman Polanski, and David Lynch and starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Catherine Deneuve and many more.
Performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers!
The exoticism of the South Seas blows through Hollywood with the Cinematheque's annual Tiki Night! Join us in the courtyard for performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, tiki vendors, and a no-host bar with your favorite Polynesian drinks. A slide show and a 50th Anniversary tribute to the Enchanted Tiki Room by Bob Baker's Marionettes will precede a screening of the 1954 film noir HELL'S HALF ACRE, filmed in Honolulu.