A Grammy-winning recording artist as well as a composer and arranger, Michel Legrand has given the movies some of their most memorable music. In a series that includes THE OUTSIDE MAN, THE SWIMMING POOL, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, BAND OF OUTSIDERS, and THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, we are thrilled to welcome him to the Egyptian and Aero Theatres!
With an Oscar under his belt for CAT BALLOU, Lee Marvin was a bona fide movie star, and while his characters typically remained hard-edged men of action, his increased clout brought the actor leading roles in such diverse and distinctive films as POINT BLANK, PAINT YOUR WAGON and THE BIG RED ONE. Both free-wheeling and plain-speaking, Marvin occasionally chaffed at stardom, but his flip take on authority only increased his appeal in an age when antiheroes still were considered bankable. Join us for a tribute to Lee Marvin, including THE KILLERS, THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, HELL IN THE PACIFIC and THE PROFESSIONALS.
Last year’s retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli proved so wildly popular that we’re bringing highlights back for a return engagement! Founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli is one of the most successful and 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 makes films that are praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling. The films have become a beloved part of Japanese popular culture, and have garnered worldwide acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Director Michael Cimino is one of the great visionaries of the cinema, a chronicler of America at its best and worst, of its promise and its failures. The Cinematheque is proud to present a new restoration of the director’s cut of HEAVEN’S GATE, along with a selection of other Cimino treasures, including THE DEER HUNTER, THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, and YEAR OF THE DRAGON.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres as we roll out the red carpet for some of this year’s contenders. Our yearly staples include screenings of the Oscar-nominated short films, as well as live panels with nominated editors and art directors and set decorators, and a live taping of KPCC 89.3 FM's "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview. Check back for more events to be added!
Since 1944, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have been selecting their picks for the best films of the year. Join us for our 10th anniversary of our series dedicated to the films and filmmakers nominated for the Golden Globe award in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The five films in the spotlight this year are Michael Haneke’s AMOUR, Nikolaj Arcel’s A ROYAL AFFAIR, Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano’s THE INTOUCHABLES, Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg’s KON-TIKI and Jacques Audiard’s RUST AND BONE. This year, the directors' seminar will be a live-streamed web event for the whole world to see!