Stan Freberg, the legendary comedian, satirist and cultural pioneer, joins us in person for a tribute hosted by Harry Shearer and including tributes and live performances from some of Stan's best friends and greatest admirers - “Weird Al” Yankovic, Micky Dolenz, Jerry Beck and Eric Goldberg, among others!
Had trouble getting into 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH during Beyond Fest? Following several sold-out nights, the acclaimed documentary returns. Fusing cinematic drama with reality by weaving a fictitious 24-hour journey through the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is an intimate portrayal of the artistic process that speaks volumes to music fans, the art community and movie lovers alike.
November 14 – November 16, 2014
The 17th annual Arpa International Film Festival presents films from Armenia and around the world, promoting global empathy and cross-cultural dialogue. This is not an American Cinematheque event. For more information, visit www.arpafilmfestival.com
If a picture says a thousand words, why do contemporary movie characters talk so much? Visual Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris explores the artful dimensions of character design and character building by weaving a creative visual web around a currently all too “talkie” medium.
Who designed Flash Gordon’s spaceship? Why does Superman wear a cape? What's the connection between Gotham City and Fritz Lang's Metropolis? In an illustrated lecture, film history writer Anne Marie Kelly traces the superhero’s origins in the optimism and style of 1930s Art Deco, and follows the enduring legacy of Deco design in the superhero’s cinematic rebirth at the end of the 20th century. The 1936 film FLASH GORDON: ROCKETSHIP will follow the lecture.
Master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the inherent dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless vistas of space, and the future of the human race must be seen on the big screen to be believed.