Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

The Modern School of Film’s FILM: MASTERS Series
Double Feature! Perry Farrell & Director Gus Van Sant In Person!

Hosted by Modern Film School founder Robert Milazzo, The Modern School of Film’s FILM: MASTERS series screens movies hand-picked by renown cultural figures, followed by in-depth discussions with them. Our first installment celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band Jane's Addiction, featuring an in person appearance by Perry Farrell who will present the 1993 cult favorite he directed, GIFT, which features a surrealistic blend of live footage of the band and fictional vignettes. GIFT is on a double bill with his favorite film pick, DRUGSTORE COWBOY (also celebrating its 25th anniversary). DRUGSTORE COWBOY director Gus Van Sant will join us as well.

Discussion between films with Perry Farrell and director Gus Van Sant.
25th Anniversary of Jane's Addiction

1993, Warner Bros., 80 min, USA, Dir: Perry Farrell, Casey Niccoli

Jane's Addiction singer and lyricist Perry Farrell directed this surrealistic blend of live footage of the band and fictional vignettes veering from the comic to the nightmarish. An outstanding soundtrack (including not only Jane's Addiction classics like "Been Caught Stealing" but a Sly and the Family Stone cover on which the band is joined by Ice-T) merges with hallucinatory visuals to create a one-of-a-kind cult movie experience. The film garnered an underground reputation on VHS in the ’90s before falling out of print - don't miss the chance to see it on the big screen!

25th Anniversary

1989, Park Circus/MGM, 102 min, USA, Dir: Gus Van Sant

Devilishly charming Matt Dillon is the head honcho of a quartet of ne’er-do-well addicts (the superb Kelly Lynch, James LeGros and Heather Graham round out the foursome) who support their habits by robbing drugstores in the mid-1970s Northwest. Director Gus Van Sant expertly shifts his matter-of-fact tone from humorous to gut-wrenching, proving a potent force to be reckoned with in his first major film. The picture that made critics stand up and really take notice of Matt Dillon’s multi-faceted talent. With James Remar as Dillon’s cop nemesis and William Burroughs as a junkie ex-priest.

Special ticket prices: $10 Member, $12 Student/Senior and $15 General. No passes will be accepted.
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Apr 30, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Maynard Keenan In Person!
Tue, May 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Will Arnett In Person!
Thu, May 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Actor Alfred Molina In Person!
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
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“Sons of Anarchy” Creator Kurt Sutter In Person!
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
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25th Anniversary! Composer Danny Elfman In Person!
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

40th Anniversary! Fred Armisen & Harper Simon In Person!
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
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