RACK FOCUS is a new initiative from the American Cinematheque to screen an ongoing, progressive slate of women-oriented programming and events in the Spielberg and Egyptian Theatres in Hollywood, California. Focusing on women’s contributions to film history and to current filmmaking trends, RACK FOCUS programming highlights women in all aspects of the film industry and showcases their films to Cinematheque members and audiences.
As we close in on the 88th Academy Awards presentation on February 28, join us for our yearly staples including the Oscar-Nominated Shorts programs, 89.3 KPCC’s "FilmWeek" Oscar Preview, and panel discussions with the Oscar-Nominated Editors and Production Designers and Set Decorators.
Join us for some of the greatest films to ever celebrate amour in its many forms. At the Egyptian, three films that underline the principle that “opposites attract”: BLADE RUNNER, KING KONG and HAROLD AND MAUDE. At the Aero, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and WINGS OF DESIRE (both shot by cinematographer Henri Alekan), Woody Allen’s ANNIE HALL and THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, and perennial favorite BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S.
We celebrate the life and career of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (June 16, 1930 – January 1, 2016) with some of his greatest work, including classics he shot for Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg and Michael Cimino.
Recent releases like Quentin Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT underline the continuing appeal of widescreen formats to filmmakers. Join us for two weekends of some of our favorite 70mm and Ultra Panavision-shot films, ranging from the medium’s 1955-to-1970 Golden Age (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) to more contemporary epics such as THE MASTER.