Preservationist Ross Lipman's new kino-essay, NOTFILM, looks at the unusual collaboration between Nobel Prize winning novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett ("Waiting for Godot" and "Endgame") and silent comedy icon Buster Keaton on their experimental 1965 short "Film."
Few actors stood as tall as Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003), who was for decades one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men. Though he would occasionally play against type, Peck’s characters typically embodied every virtue one could hope for in a screen star. Join us for some of his career highlights during this centennial tribute.
Sterling Hayden was contemplative in action roles and forceful in quieter dramatic ones – he was a thinking man and woman's movie star. In honor of his 100th birthday, a selection of his finest performances will screen at the Cinematheque, including such classics as THE KILLING, JOHNNY GUITAR and THE GODFATHER.
Crispin Hellion Glover will appear live for two days of his BIG SLIDE SHOW and to show Parts I & 2 of the "It" Trilogy. He will also do a Q&A, sign his books and show a clip of his latest film. Tickets are now on sale on www.fandango.com
RACK FOCUS is a new initiative from the American Cinematheque to screen an ongoing, progressive slate of women-oriented programming and events in the Spielberg and Egyptian Theatres in Hollywood, California. Focusing on women’s contributions to film history and to current filmmaking trends, RACK FOCUS programming highlights women in all aspects of the film industry and showcases their films to Cinematheque members and audiences.
As we close in on the 88th Academy Awards presentation on February 28, join us for our yearly staples including the Oscar-Nominated Shorts programs, 89.3 KPCC’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors and Production Designers and Set Decorators.