Ray Liotta stars as Henry Hill, a real life mobster, whose captivating narration rivals that of previous Scorsese antihero Travis Bickle. Joe Pesci won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as charismatic sociopath Tommy DeVito, and Robert De Niro shines as the brutal Jimmy Conway.
Eric Caidin (December 7, 1952 - May 18, 2015) was among the city’s most passionate movie lovers, and for decades his memorabilia store, Hollywood Book and Poster Company, served as a second home for fans of cult, classic and contemporary films. We remember him tonight with some of his favorites - the Three Stooges’ short "Grips, Grunts and Groans," and Sam Peckinpah's THE WILD BUNCH.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Modern Committee and the 50th anniversary of Tony Richardson's black comedy THE LOVED ONE, we present a screening of the film, along with an illustrated presentation on its L.A. locations, as well as a Q&A with star Robert Morse, moderated by Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles.
Charles Pignone, author of the new book Sinatra 100, joins us for a book signing before screenings of the Honorary Oscar-winning 1945 Frank Sinatra short "The House I Live In" and the sublime musical ON THE TOWN, from the same creative team behind SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.
The insight and sensitivity that were hallmarks of Frank Sinatra's lyric reading proved equally effective bringing characters to life onscreen, whether it was the soldier battling Communist brainwashing in Cold War thriller THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, or the heroin-addicted ex-con Frankie Machine in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (for which Sinatra earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination).