Con artist triple feature! First, Ernst Lubitsch's TROUBLE IN PARADISE about posh European thieves Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins. Barbara Stanwyck is THE LADY EVE, a cardsharp targeting ale heir Henry Fonda in the Preston Sturges favorite. And in Billy Wilder's THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR, Ginger Rogers masquerades as a 12-year-old girl.
Our movie con artist series continues with these two noirish dramas. Paul Newman is unforgettable in THE HUSTLER as pool shark Eddie Felson, out to beat Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). In Jules Dassin's NIGHT AND THE CITY, Richard Widmark is a small-time promoter on a downward spiral. Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Join us for the Los Angeles premiere of A MOMENT OF SILENCE, a thought-provoking documentary about the changes in Bolivia after the fall of President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and the rise of Evo Morales. Discussion following with ex-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and director Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, moderated by Amanda Plummer.
Restored DCP! “Beat” Takeshi Kitano made his directorial debut with this tough-as-nails crime, starring as a notorious police detective whose ruthless tactics become indistinguishable from those of the gangster he pursues after his sister is kidnapped by yakuza.
A tropical breeze blows through Hollywood for the American Cinematheque's 12th annual Tiki Night hosted by King Kukulele, who will also perform with his band the Friki Tiki’s. As always we will have vendors, cocktails, food, fashion, movies, dancing and more Tiki entertainment!