In this year’s holiday series, you’ll have three chances to enjoy that seasonal evergreen IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, plus our annual screening of AUNTIE MAME, as well as holiday favorites WHITE CHRISTMAS, ELF, DIE HARD, and more!
This year’s American Cinematheque Award honoree, Jerry Bruckheimer has an extraordinary ability to find stories that resonate with millions of viewers around the world. Forty years into an incomparable career, Hollywood’s most successful producer is still on the hunt for his next blockbuster. Join us for a retrospective of his films, including TOP GUN, AMERICAN GIGOLO, BAD BOYS, and BLACK HAWK DOWN.
In December 1913, director Cecil B. DeMille, in association with producer Jesse Lasky, leased a barn at 6284 Selma Ave. to be the base of operations for their new film company. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the landmark Lasky-DeMille partnership, the American Cinematheque, in association with the Hollywood Heritage Museum, will present several special programs. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS marks its 90th anniversary this year, and we screen the silent classic 15 years after it reopened the restored Egyptian Theatre on December 4, 1998. Another biblical spectacular, SAMSON AND DELILAH, will follow a brunch and tour beginning at the Museum.
The 12th annual Argentina New Cinema series returns with another impressive lineup, including Argentina’s official entry for the 2014 Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, Lucía Puenzo’s THE GERMAN DOCTOR, contemporary thriller THESIS ON A HOMICIDE starring Ricardo Darin, and Ariel Winograd's heist comedy TO FOOL A THIEF.
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, opening with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling THE GREAT BEAUTY, and continuing with 9 of Italy's best of the year, many of them making their Los Angeles premieres with special guests in person. The classic LA DOLCE VITA also joins this lineup of recent films alongside a new documentary on Federico Fellini.
Join us for our 19th annual showcase of the most vibrant new films from Spain! Those who have followed Recent Spanish Cinema since its inception discovered a young Javier Bardem, the charms of Penélope Cruz and the pleasures of filmmakers Bigas Luna, Alejandro Amenábar, Iciar Bollaín and Alex de la Iglesia, to name a few of the talents introduced by the series. You'll catch films plucked hot off the festival circuit, filmmakers and actors in person, and a mix of work from Spain's most exciting new and established artists.