Writing about Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014) after his untimely death, The New York Times called him “perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation.” Join us for a retrospective of his work on film, including THE MASTER, CAPOTE, MAGNOLIA, THE SAVAGES, and SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK.
Wes Anderson In Person with THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL!
On the occasion of Wes Anderson's latest release THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - which will screen for Members with a Q&A with the filmmaker in person - we present a retrospective including RUSHMORE, THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU, and his debut feature BOTTLE ROCKET.
Godard was the French New Wave’s most radical director in form, with each new work seemingly rewriting the grammar of film. Jump cuts, asynchronous soundtracks, self-narration, cinema as essay, cinema as collage, self-referential cinema, cinema of anarchy – you name it, Godard’s oeuvre redefined cutting-edge. While his stylistic innovations have been adopted by many others, the beautiful chaos of Godard’s world still seems fresh.
Director David O. Russell appears in person with his Oscar nominated AMERICAN HUSTLE. The two-day mini-tribute also includes a double feature of THREE KINGS starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube (along with noted director Spike Jonze in his acting debut) and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, a modern screwball comedy starring Ben Stiller on a road trip searching for his birth parents.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres as we roll out the red carpet for some of this year’s contenders, including Alfonso Cuarón in person with a double feature of GRAVITY and Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN and Joshua Oppenheimer with his documentary THE ACT OF KILLING. Also, don’t miss our yearly staples - the Oscar-Nominated Shorts program, KPCC 89.3 FM’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors and Art Directors/Set Decorators. More to be announced!