The American Cinematheque is thrilled to host this 3-night series of the work of Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien (as part of a larger international retrospective), including his films A CITY OF SADNESS, A SUMMER AT GRANDPA’S, MILLENNIUM MAMBO, DUST IN THE WIND and GOODBYE, SOUTH, GOODBYE.
Writer-director Jim Akin’s autobiographical second feature THE OCEAN OF HELENA LEE follows 12-year-old Helena Lee’s lyrical pilgrimage from summer to spring with her self-destructive surf-rat father in Venice Beach. Kicking off with a world premiere event at the Egyptian's Rigler with cast and crew in person, the indie drama runs five nights in the Egyptian's smaller Spielberg Theatre, then moves to the Aero on a double bill with Akin's first feature, AFTER THE TRIUMPH OF YOUR BIRTH. Singer-songwriter Maria McKee, who costars in HELENA LEE, will perform after every screening.
Join us at the American Cinematheque for the 2015 installment of our Art Directors Guild Film Society monthly screenings. Kicking off the series is SOTTO… SOTTO, one of Italian director Lina Wertmuller’s most sumptuous cinematic feasts thanks to the design work of Gianni Giovagnoni and Enrico Job, followed in coming months by such richly visualized feature films as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND.
STAR TREK II Director Nicholas Meyer & Adam Nimoy In Person!
The pointy-eared Mr. Spock of the planet Vulcan became one of the most universally recognizable characters on Earth thanks to the talents of Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015). This series remembers his work in several of the STAR TREK feature films (with director Nicholas Meyer & Adam Nimoy joining us), as well as his other work in film, television and theater including "The Outer Limits," 1978's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and a filmed production of his one-man-show VINCENT.
The journeys of Agnès Varda - captured so beautifully in the recent five-part documentary series "From Here To There" - have brought the director around the world, exploring film and other arts in many different cultures. Join us for a few episodes from the series, along with Varda's features CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7, Jane Birkin imaginary biopic JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V., and offbeat romance KUNG-FU MASTER!, costarring her son Mathieu Demy (who will appear in person) and a young Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Like his titular role in ZORBA THE GREEK, actor Anthony Quinn had an appetite for life that was infectious, and 100 years after his birth, his charismatic performances still resonate with moviegoers from all walks of life. Series also includes LA STRADA, VIVA ZAPATA!, LUST FOR LIFE and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.