For the sixteenth straight year, we present three weeks of jaded gumshoes, femmes fatale and menacing heavies in gloriously gritty black-and-white. This year’s astounding lineup includes evenings devoted to French (TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN, RIFIFI, JENNY LAMOUR), British (IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY, BRIGHTON ROCK) and Italian (OSSESSIONE) noir. We remember a trio of talented actresses who died in 2013 with noir nights devoted to Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter. We’ve also got tributes to actor Dan Duryea, writer David Goodis and director Hugo Fregonese and more before our closing-night film noir party!
Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators and storytellers under the leadership of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli makes films that are praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling. With Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, THE WIND RISES, now hitting screens, it’s the perfect time to look at the legacy of Studio Ghibli.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres as we roll out the red carpet for some of this year’s contenders, including Alfonso Cuarón in person with a double feature of GRAVITY and Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN and Joshua Oppenheimer with his documentary THE ACT OF KILLING. Also, don’t miss our yearly staples - the Oscar-Nominated Shorts program, KPCC 89.3 FM’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors and Art Directors/Set Decorators. More to be announced!
Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi’s life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth – but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box! Starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, and Sam Neill.
There’s more to animation than just cartoons for kids! Join us for a series of animated films suited for an adult audience, which includes Miyazaki's NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND and CASTLE IN THE SKY, Ralph Bakshi's FRITZ THE CAT, HEAVY TRAFFIC, and AMERICAN POP, FANTASTIC PLANET, WAKING LIFE and more.