AFI April Screenings

Posted in Uncategorized by johnwildman on April 7, 2009

AFI APRIL SCREENINGS
FEATURE

AFI DIRECTORS SCREENING PRESENTATION OF “EVERY LITTLE STEP”


AFI UNCENSORED DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF “THE GARDEN”

MONTH LONG SERIES INCLUDE
“SCREEN SIRENS” AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
AFI “100 LAUGHS” AT ARCLIGHT SHERMAN OAKS

WHAT:
AFI announces April series of screenings featuring the “AFI Directors Screening” presentation of EVERY LITTLE STEP, the “AFI Uncensored Documentary Screening” of Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s Academy Award nominated THE GARDEN.

AFI’s April roster of screenings include top films selected for a “Screen Sirens”  series at ArcLight Hollywood as well as a selection of favorites from the AFI “100 Laughs” list to be screened at ArcLight Sherman Oaks.

AFI Directors Screening
Locaton: ArcLight Hollywood

April 14 –

EVERY LITTLE STEP
2008 96 MIN 35MM Rated PG-13

DIR: James Stern and Adam Del Deo

When the original stage production of A Chorus Line made its debut, in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate, it injected into the fractured landscape a heartbreaking saga of the underappreciated and the overlooked, in the guise of dancers auditioning for their chance to dance in a Broadway musical.

EVERY LITTLE STEP explores the incredible journey of the original show from ambitious idea to international phenomenon, while following the extensive audition process for a 2006 revival of A Chorus Line on Broadway.  The film captures the intimate and grueling behind-the-scenes moments—actors suffering emotional breakdowns, dancers executing the most exquisite pirouettes of their lives, and directors moved to tears by a new delivery of a line they’ve heard a thousand times before.

A Q&A with directors James Stern and Adam Del Deo will immediately follow the screening.

AFI Uncensored Documentary Screening
Location: ArcLight Hollywood

April 16 –

THE GARDEN
2008 80 MIN 35MM Not Rated

DIR: Scott Hamilton Kennedy
FEATURING: Danny Glover, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Daryl Hannah, Dennis Kucinich, Zak de la Rocha

THE GARDEN is an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the US located in South Central Los Angeles.

A follow-up to Kennedy’s award-winning documentary, OT: OUR TOWN, the film shows how the politics of power and greed (backroom deals, land developing, green politics, money) tragically intersect with working class families who rely on this communal garden for their livelihood.  Equal parts THE WIRE and HARLAN COUNTY, USA, THE GARDEN, exposes the     fault lines in American society and raises crucial and challenging questions about liberty, equality and justice for the poorest and most  vulnerable among us.

THE GARDEN was a 2008 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

A Q&A with director Scott Hamilton Kennedy will immediately follow the screening.

The screenings are as follows:

AFI On Screen – AFI at ArcLight
Location:    ArcLight Hollywood

SCREEN SIRENS

April 1 – SHE DONE HIM WRONG – Mae West
April 8 – THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI – Rita Hayworth
April 15 – A PLACE IN THE SUN – Elizabeth Taylor
April 22 – THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA – Ava Gardner
April 29 – SOME LIKE IT HOT – Marilyn Monroe

AFI 100 LAUGHS
Location: ArcLight Sherman Oaks

100 LAUGHS
April 6 – DUCK SOUP
April 13 – ANNIE HALL
April 20 – YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
April 27 – THE JERK

WHERE:

ArcLight Hollywood in the Historic Cinerama Dome, 6360 W Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

ArcLight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA

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