Oscar hype reaches a fever pitch this month as we close in on the 84th Academy Awards presentation on February 26. We're excited to present our yearly staples - the Oscar-Nominated Shorts program, KPCC 89.3 FM’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and free-admission panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors and Oscar-Nominated Art Directors. Check back for more events to be added!
Italian director Sergio Leone began his career with the sword-and-sandals opus COLOSSUS OF RHODES in 1961. In 1964, inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, Leone helmed A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, which starred then virtually unknown Clint Eastwood, followed by its sequel, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, and the majestic conclusion of the trilogy, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. This month's retrospective also includes ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and the tragicomic DUCK YOU SUCKER (aka A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE).
Join us Valentine's Day weekend for films both classic and contemporary that celebrate amour in its many forms, including Charlie Chaplin’s CITY LIGHTS and A WOMAN OF PARIS, GONE WITH THE WIND, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and THE GRADUATE.
Studio Ghibli, founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most successful and well-respected animation studios in the world. Cultivating a creative force of talented directors, animators and storytellers under the revered brilliance of Miyazaki and Takahata, Studio Ghibli's films have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling. Join us for this retrospective of these dazzling animated titles on the big screen!
A retrospective of the work of Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel who made his first mark in the world of film in 1929 with the electrifying short "Un Chien Andalou" featuring dream logic and sudden-impact images, the likes of which no one had seen before.