AFI Announces August Screenings

Posted in Uncategorized by johnwildman on July 31, 2009

AFI AUGUST SCREENINGS
FEATURE
AFI UNCENSORED DOCUMENTARY SCREENING OF
MITCH MCCABE’S “YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN”

ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH

MONTH LONG SERIES INCLUDE
“THE AMERICAN NEW WAVE” AT ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
AFI “A SIXTIES SUMMER” AT ARCLIGHT SHERMAN OAKS

WHAT:
AFI announces August series of screenings featuring the “AFI Uncensored Documentary Screening” presentation of Mitch McCabe’s YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN on Wednesday, August 19 at 8:00PM.

AFI’s August roster of screenings also feature films selected for an “American New Wave” series at ArcLight Hollywood including 40th Anniversary screenings of the film classics EASY RIDER and MIDNIGHT COWBOY. The AFI “A Sixties Summer” series (to be screened at ArcLight Sherman Oaks) will include a special children’s screening of the Disney classic MARY POPPINS from a restored print of the film.

The screenings are as follows:

AFI Uncensored Documentary Screening
Locaton: ArcLight Hollywood

August 19 – YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN
DIR: Mitch McCabe

FEATURING Mitch McCabe, Sherry Mecom, Norman Deesing, Julia Allison, Gary Baldassarre, Dr. Franklin Rose, Erica Rose,    Lyndsay Bertie, Dr. Lisa Airan, Paula Begoun, Dr. Bobby Buka, Dr. Fredric Brandt, Dr. Adrienne Denese, Simon Doonan, Robert Grant, Erika Kawalek, Joan Kron, Charla Krupp, Dr. Zein Obagi, Dr. Nicholas Perricone, Linda Wells, Dr. Anthony Youn

Straight from AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS and Cinevegas, is HBO Documentary Films’ YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN, a documentary that follows filmmaker Mitch McCabe, the age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon, as she takes a  journey through America’s $60 billion a year anti-aging world. For two years, McCabe traveled across America, visiting doctors and beauty experts, and living with a cross-section of characters from Minnesota to Texas who are attempting to “beat the clock” and stay forever young. It’s an intense and  exhaustive journey, and when it comes to an end, one wonders  whether the filmmaker herself hasn’t been seduced by youth.

A Q&A with filmmaker Mitch McCabe and some of the featured documentary subjects will immediately follow the screening.

AFI ON SCREEN – AFI AT ARCLIGHT
Location:    ArcLight Hollywood

THE AMERICAN NEW WAVE

WEDNESDAYS at 8:00 PM

August 5 – EASY RIDER (1969)
August 12 – MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
August 26 – NASHVILLE (1975)

Location: ArcLight Sherman Oaks

A SIXTIES SUMMER

MONDAYS at 7:30 PM

August 3 – MARY POPPINS (1964) ***5:00PM*** (Special Children’s Screening)

August 10 – FUNNY GIRL (1968)
August 17 – THE APARTMENT (1960)
August 24 – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
August 31 – ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)

WHERE:

ArcLight Hollywood, 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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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).

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

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