For the past three years, February has brought dazzling anime features from Studio Ghibli to our theaters; but the company’s Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are not the only great animators in Japan, and this month we spotlight films that are just as imaginative and ambitious as the best of Studio Ghibli, including Katsuhiro Ôtomo’sAKIRA and STEAMBOY, Mamoru Oshii's GHOST IN THE SHELL, Satoshi Kon's TOKYO GODFATHERS and Takeshi Koike's REDLINE.
Join us for some of the greatest films to ever celebrate amour in its many forms, including BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, CASABLANCA and GONE WITH THE WIND. A 75th-anniversary screening of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY showcases romantic comedy at its finest, while acclaimed drama BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Robert Duvall appears in person with his latest film THE JUDGE - for which he is currently nominated for an Oscar - and his feature debut TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Series also includes a double feature of THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART II.
Oscar hype reaches a fever pitch this month as we close in on the 87th Academy Awards presentation on February 22. Our yearly Oscar events include Oscar-Nominated Shorts, 89.3 KPCC’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors ("Invisible Art, Visible Artists") and Production Designers and Set Decorators, with more surprises to be announced!
In addition to giving Jean-Luc Godard's latest film GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE a rare weeklong run at the Aero in 3-D, we’re revisiting some of the director’s ’60s classics at both theaters. PIERROT LE FOU and BAND OF OUTSIDERS each drop the lovely Anna Karina into the French underworld, while in CONTEMPT, Godard uses Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang to bite the movie hand that feeds him. WEEKEND channels the decade’s upheavals into an apocalyptic look at society on the brink of collapse.