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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 - Wed, Jul 15, 2015
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WELCOME TO COMMA-CON

Every July, hordes of genre fans descend on San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International. Since much of our audience for sci-fi, fantasy and horror is out of town for that weekend, we have to come up with some good counter-programming. After a long night – with a deadline looming and maybe a little too much to drink – staring at the phrase “Comic-Con” and trying to think what would be its exact opposite, we took a slightly different tack. Thus was “Comma-Con” born.

After a slight pause, the star- and comma-studded comedy IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD came to mind. Classic Western THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY features Leone, Morricone, Eastwood, Van Cleef and Wallach at the top of their respective games. The Big Apple serves as a magnet for the musicians of Martin Scorsese’s NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Some interesting double features also emerged. Two infrequently screened early-’60s comedies, ONE, TWO, THREE and KISS ME, STUPID, confirm director Billy Wilder’s brilliance. Sex, violence and commas course through both SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM and FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (and yes, “Exclamation Point-Con” is already on the drawing board…)

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Egyptian TheatreWed, Jul 8, 2015 - Wed, Jul 15, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Wed, Jul 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jul 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jul 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jul 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Jul 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre