Screening for a weeklong engagement in the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, with a special one-night screening at the Aero! When musician Robert (John Shea) and his ex-wife Emily (Lea Thompson) reunite on occasion of their daughter's engagement announcement, they discover that love, marriage and divorce aren’t quite as simple as they’d like. Writer-director Jim Hemphill's relationship drama also stars Danielle Harris and Keri Lynn Pratt. Cast and crew will appear in person at select screenings!
The films of Chris Marker (July 29, 1921 - July 29, 2012) are a travelogue of pure mystery, where his beloved cats and owls materialize to remind us just how far we have to go and how much we have to remember. His favorite medium was the cinema essay: a series of impressions, snapshots and postcards from distant lands, linked together by Marker’s enigmatic voice. Join us for a tribute to the avant-garde filmmaker with a four-night program including LA JETEE, SANS SOLEIL, THE LAST BOLSHEVIK, ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH, REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME and shorts program A Chris Marker Bestiary.
From his big break in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY in 1953, to his Oscar-winning turn as the title character in Paddy Chayefsky and Delbert Mann’s MARTY, to his work in essential Westerns THE WILD BUNCH and JOHNNY GUITAR, Ernest Borgnine (January 24, 1917 - July 8, 2012) created an indelible gallery of unconventional but distinctly American characters. Join us for a 5-night tribute to the actor.
Named for its Italian origins, the “spaghetti Western” was among the hottest dishes on the movie menu in the 1960s, with a group of brash, ambitious Italian filmmakers reinventing the most quintessentially American of genres. Stripping the form of its romantic patriotism and replacing it with bare-bones brutality and satire, the spaghetti Western incorporated widescreen framing, sweaty close-ups and expressive sound design (most often courtesy of composer Ennio Morricone), changing the way Westerns looked, sounded and felt. Small budgets bought plenty of bang for the lira, and relentless action and rootless antiheroes could be counted on to deliver appreciative audiences. Following Film Forum’s lauded program in New York, the American Cinematheque inherits this comprehensive salute to the spaghetti Western, and offers a look at the Wild West from a few thousand miles east.
Join us for the exclusive Los Angeles engagement of COLLABORATOR, a hostage tragi-comedy from actor/director Martin Donovan (long-time Hal Hartley collaborator, "Weeds," "The Firm"), co-starring David Morse.
The name’s Bond - James Bond! Author Ian Fleming’s Agent 007 has been thrilling moviegoers for half a century, ever since Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s Eon Productions first brought the character to the big screen in 1962. Join us for a retrospective of Bond films at both the Aero and Egyptian Theatres.