The 75th anniversary of Batman also marks the 25th anniversary of director Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton's reinvention of the classic superhero in 1989's BATMAN. See it along with its followup BATMAN RETURNS! The films' producer Michael Uslan will also be on hand to sign copies of his book The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir.
Writer Romain Gary fought in the French resistance, served as Consul General of France in Los Angeles and won the prestigious Prix Goncourt for his novel The Roots of Heaven. Join us for a screening of the film adaptation (also scripted by Gary), preceded by a cocktail reception where author David Bellos will sign his book Romain Gary: A Tall Story
One of the seminal literary works of the 20th century, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949; it envisioned a life of suffocating tyranny under the thumb of the all-seeing, all-powerful Big Brother. Director Michael Radford’s official adaptation NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR was released, appropriately, in 1984 - and 30 years later, we revisit it on the big screen, along with dystopian films LOGAN'S RUN (1976) and Damon Packard's SPACEDISCO ONE.
For the total “Old Hollywood” experience, take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. 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!
From three of the top film and video programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, this collection of narrative short films is an example of the best of what the digital revolution has brought to high school education in Los Angeles. Discover tomorrow's Hollywood superstar filmmakers at the beginning of their creative careers.