AFI Announces June Screenings

Posted in Uncategorized by johnwildman on May 26, 2009

MEDIA ALERT/CALENDAR LISTINGS


AFI JUNE SCREENINGS FEATURE


RIAN JOHNSON PRESENTS BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI’S “THE CONFORMIST”

ON TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND


AND GEORGE STEVENS JR. PRESENTS “THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK”

CELEBRATING THE FILM’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 9th

FOR CINEMA’S LEGACY AT SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER

MONTH LONG SERIES INCLUDE
“MISFITS AND MYSTERIES” AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
AFI “100 THRILLS” AT ARCLIGHT SHERMAN OAKS

WHAT:
AFI announces June series of screenings featuring the “AFI Cinema’s Legacy” presentations of Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30PM and George Stevens’ THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK on Tuesday, June 9 at 7:30PM at the Skirball Cultural Center.

AFI’s June roster of screenings include top films selected for a “Misfits and Mysteries” series at ArcLight Hollywood as well as an AFI “100 Thrills” selection to be screened at ArcLight Sherman Oaks.

The screenings are as follows:

CINEMA’S LEGACY – JUNE 2 (at 7:30PM)

Rian Johnson (THE BROTHERS BLOOM, BRICK) presents:

Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST

Rian Johnson presents Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE CONFORMIST, adapted from the novel by Alberto Moravia, and featuring the cinematography of the great Vittorio Storaro, chronicles the desperate quest to belong by a bourgeois Italian during the fascism of the 1930s. Jean-Louis Trintignant slyly portrays ‘Marcello Clerici,’ a man fearful of his identity—both socially and sexually—whose maniacal obsession with normality leads him to fascist politics, an ill-fated marriage, a spectacularly dangerous  affair and the betrayal of a mentor.

A Q&A with Rian Johnson precedes the screening of the film.

CINEMA’S LEGACY – JUNE 9 (at 7:30PM)

George Stevens Jr. presents:

George Stevens’ THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

Originally released in 1959, nominated for eight Oscars® and winning three, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK remains one of    cinema’s most astounding and enduring treasures. Following the Nazi invasion of Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne and her family go into hiding in the confines of an attic.  Anne’s remarkable account of their lives, their growing fear of discovery, their  deplorable living conditions and even the blooming of her first love are intimately portrayed in this extraordinary portrait of  humanity.

To mark the 50th Anniversary, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has worked closely with George Stevens, Jr., to    share the cinematic legacy of his father’s remarkable film.

A conversation and Q&A with George Stevens, Jr., Millie Perkins  and Diane Baker will precede the screening of the film.

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, Randy Newman, 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, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, CHINATOWN  and GROUNDHOG DAY.

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

AFI ON SCREEN – AFI AT ARCLIGHT
Location:    ArcLight Hollywood

MISFITS AND MYSTERIES

WEDNESDAYS at 8:00 PM

June 3 – THE MUPPET MOVIE
June 10 – THE MISFITS
June 17 – BLUE VELVET
June 24 – CHINATOWN

Location: ArcLight Sherman Oaks

100 THRILLS

MONDAYS at 7:30 PM

June 1 – THE GREAT ESCAPE
June 8 – LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
June 15 – SPARTACUS
June 22 – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
June 29 – DIE HARD

WHERE:

ArcLight Hollywood (in the Historic Cinerama Dome), 6360 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

ArcLight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd., 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).

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