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.
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!