Join us for the world premiere of writer-director Jim Akin’s autobiographical second feature, following 12-year-old Helena Lee’s lyrical pilgrimage from summer to spring with her surf-rat father in Venice Beach. A discussion with cast and crew and performance by singer-songwriter Maria McKee conclude the evening.
Enjoy a day in historic Hollywood at the home of Hollywood's first movie premiere! Take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre followed by a screening of the history film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD (exclusively shown at the Egyptian Theatre and featuring interviews with over 20 actors and filmmakers). See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more at this adaptively re-used historic landmark!
Jim Akin's latest film, a music-driven celebration of impermanence and self-reliance centered on 12-year-old Venice Beach native Helena Lee, moves to the Spielberg for the first of five nights, followed by a concert from singer-songwriter McKee.
A 2-night series showcases the work of one of Poland’s most fascinating directors, Walerian Borowczyk, beginning with Udo Kier in THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE and notorious, oft-banned "Beauty and the Beast" story THE BEAST.
Newcomer Moriah Blonna stars as the introspective title character in indie drama THE OCEAN OF HELENA LEE, which continues its run in the Spielberg, followed by a performance with singer-songwriter and costar Maria McKee.