With his cheerful pluck in the face of adversity, “the Little Tramp” became one of cinema’s most indelible characters - and his creator, Charlie Chaplin, one of film’s biggest stars. Though the Tramp was birthed in the silent era (his first appearance was in a 1914 Keystone short), he continues to light up screens nearly a century later, bringing pratfalls and pathos to new audiences each year.
LA EigaFest, co-presented by the Japan Film Society, promotes work by Japanese filmmakers and artists influenced by the world of Japanese cinema. New films in all genres including drama, comedy, animation, and satire will screen as Los Angeles premieres, with some directors in person!
This year's Holiday Spirit series offers everything from THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in 3-D, to the annual Outfest screening of cult favorite AUNTIE MAME, to director Jon Favreau in person with his Will Ferrell starrer ELF, to classics WHITE CHRISTMAS and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, all on the big screen as they were meant to be seen!
Having offered Los Angeles audiences an early look at such films as 2010 Oscar winner THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, the 11th annual installment of Argentina New Cinema promises a look at the best new films from Argentina. Tango dancing exhibitions and lessons will be part of the pre-screening entertainment each night of the series!
Our annual celebration of Italian cinema opens with Italy's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film CAESAR MUST DIE with directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in person, and will continue with the Los Angeles Premieres of 10 more new films, plus a screening of the Sophia Loren classic TWO WOMEN.