AFI Announces May Screenings

Posted in Uncategorized by johnwildman on May 1, 2009

AFI MAY SCREENINGS
FEATURE
RANDY NEWMAN WITH “HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY”

FOR CINEMA’S LEGACY AT SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER


MONTH LONG SERIES INCLUDE
“BIG SCREEN BROADWAY” AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
AFI “ACTION REWIND” AT ARCLIGHT SHERMAN OAKS

WHAT:
AFI announces April series of screenings featuring the “AFI Cinema’s Legacy” presentation of John Ford’s HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY at the Skirball Cultural Center on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30PM.

AFI’s May roster of screenings include top films selected for a “Big Screen Broadway” series at ArcLight Hollywood as well as an “Action Rewind” selection to be screened at ArcLight Sherman Oaks.

The screenings are as follows:

CINEMA’S LEGACY – MAY 19

Randy Newman, Academy Award-Winning Singer/ Songwriter/Composer presents:

John Ford’s HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY

Randy Newman presents HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, a haunting, tragic masterpiece about the end of the Morgan family’s way of life as seen through the eyes of the youngest son, ‘Huw Morgan’ (Roddy McDowall). Set in a beautiful lush valley in Wales, this poetic and visually rich film received five Oscars at the 1942 Academy Awards ceremonies—for picture, director and supporting actor (Donald Crisp), and for black-and-white cinematography and art direction.

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY features original music composed by Randy Newman’s uncle, Alfred Newman.
A Q&A with Randy Newman precedes the screening

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 PM

WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
(Located off the 405 Freeway; Exit Skirball Center Drive)
310.440.4500
http://www.Skirball.org

PRICE: $10 General, $8 Members (AFI and Skirball), $6 Students.  Advance tickets: (866) 468-3399 or                http://www.ticketweb.com.

AFI CINEMA’S LEGACY BACKGROUND
Created from the answer to a simple question—‘What filmmaker has most inspired you?’— Cinema’s Legacy is an ongoing monthly series of conversations where contemporary filmmakers screen work they credit with encouraging and shaping their art.  Presented by AFI and the Skirball Cultural Center, this acclaimed series has featured numerous notable filmmakers including Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Andy Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Mira Nair, Rob Reiner, Jim Sheridan, Tom Tykwer and Wim Wenders. Guests have     screened a wide variety of influential films including BADLANDS, REPULSION, LA DOLCE VITA, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, CHINATOWN and GROUNDHOG DAY.

Additional information is available at http://www.AFI.com

AFI ON SCREEN – AFI AT ARCLIGHT
Location:    ArcLight Hollywood
BIG SCREEN BROADWAY

WEDNESDAYS at 8:00 PM

May 6 – THE PRODUCERS (1968)
May 13 – GREASE (1978)
May 20 – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971)
May 27 – CHICAGO (2002)

Location: ArcLight Sherman Oaks
ACTION REWIND

MONDAYS at 7:30 PM

May 4 – GOLDFINGER (1964)
May 11 – TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991)
May 18 – TOP GUN (1986)
May 25 – BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)

WHERE:

ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

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

PRICE:
Tickets are $12, $11 for AFI and ArcLight members.  On-site parking is $2 for four hours with validation. To order advance tickets, go to http://www.arclightcinemas.com <http://www.arclightcinemas.com&gt; call 323.464.4226 or visit ArcLight Hollywood’s box office at 6360 W Sunset Blvd. (at Ivar).

CONTACT:
John Wildman, American Film Institute, 323.600.3165, jwildman@AFI.com

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