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, when the horrors of Hitler and Stalin were still fresh; 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're revisiting it on the big screen, along with fellow dystopian films LOGAN'S RUN, from 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.
Alfonso Cuarón's revelatory science fiction meditation CHILDREN OF MEN starring Clive Owen is paired with 2005's V FOR VENDETTA, with Hugo Weaving as a masked freedom fighter trying to incite revolution with the help of a young woman (Natalie Portman).
Director Terry Gilliam’s groundbreaking sci-fi satire BRAZIL screens with George Lucas' first (and most adult) picture THX 1138, which outdoes 1984 and Brave New World in painting a bleak, dehumanized future.