A series saluting sci-fi cinema in the "arcade age" continues with ALIEN and ALIENS. The franchise's initial installments, directed by Ridley Scott and James Cameron, were heart-pounding thrill rides that turned Sigourney Weaver into an action hero.
Art Deco Society of Los Angeles Historic Lecture Series 2015
From Ava Gardner and Lana Turner to Veronica Lake and Rita Hayworth, film, costume and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler takes us on an exploration of the iconic costume design of film noir - as well as its ongoing influence - in the illustrated lecture “Femmes Fatales, Innocents and Intrigantes: Can the Costume Design of Film Noir Tell Us the Difference?” The hour-long presentation is followed by a screening of GILDA.
SPACE INVADERS: SCI-FI IN THE ARCADE AGE
Final Cut Version! Rare Behind-The-Scenes Material!
In memory of American Cinematheque member Jay West (writer and contributor to the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex, Beyond the Marquee and Tron-Sector) we screen two of his favorites, including rare behind-the-scenes material and a discussion with visual effects supervisor Harrison Ellenshaw and concept designer Richard Taylor.
Tim Burton's Superman
Red Carpet World Premiere! Director Jon Schnepp, Producer Holly Payne & More Special Guests In Person!
One of Hollywood's most enthralling “what if” stories concerns the proposed 1998 SUPERMAN LIVES film, which was to have been directed by Tim Burton, with Nicolas Cage as Superman. Join us for a Red Carpet Premiere of this documentary that provides an inside look into what might have become the most original, unexpected and cosmic Superman movie ever made. Film includes interviews with Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy and many others.