Willem Dafoe In Person, The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Focus on Female Directors, Fairytales for Troubled Times at the Egyptian Theatre
THE FLORIDA PROJECT, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, SANTA SANGRE, FANDO AND LIS, EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, THE DANCE OF REALITY, ENDLESS POETRY
Our GOLDEN GLOBE FOREIGN-LANGUAGE NOMINEE SYMPOSIUM with all 5 Directors can be seen on YouTube
Willem Dafoe In Person!
THE FLORIDA PROJECT & SHADOW
OF THE VAMPIRE
Friday, January 12, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Willem Dafoe In Person! Willem Dafoe Double Feature! In THE FLORIDA PROJECT, he plays the gruff but lovable manager of a low-rent hotel bordering Disneyworld; in the fictionalized SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, he plays a real-life bloodsucker hired to star in Murnau’s silent classic NOSFERATU. Discussion between films with Willem Dafoe.
January 13 – 20, 2018
When New York filmmaker Jonas Mekas programmed an eccentric Western called EL TOPO in a 1970 avant-garde film festival, an original new voice in international cinema was introduced. A unique blend of mysticism, violence and heavily symbolic images, EL TOPO captivated the counterculture and announced its director, Alejandro Jodorowsky, as a filmmaker of immense talent and vision. More ambitious and audacious epics followed – THE HOLY MOUNTAIN and SANTA SANGRE not only delivered on the promise of Jodorowsky’s breakthrough but exceeded all the high expectations EL TOPO generated.
Jodorowsky’s life has been as colorful as his films: Born in 1929 in a small town in Chile, he abandoned his authoritarian upbringing in the 1940s to seek the cosmopolitan culture of Santiago, where he met some of the leading lights of 20th-century Hispanic literature. These experiences inspired a lifelong quest for beauty, inner truth and spiritual awareness – along with Jodorowsky’s first new films in more than 20 years. The autobiographical THE DANCE OF REALITY and ENDLESS POETRY both blend Jodorowsky’s personal history with metaphor and mythology, and are strikingly told through his unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.
Jodorowsky’s artistic language is not confined to film; his graphic art is the focus of the new exhibit “Alchemical Love,” which opens at the Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles on January 16. Created in collaboration with spouse Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, its bold imagery further explores the boundless creativity that midnightmovie fans have enjoyed for decades.
Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger. Program notes by Jim Hemphill and John Hagelston.
EL TOPO & FANDO AND LIS
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 7:30 PM
THE HOLY MOUNTAIN & SANTA SANGRE
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 7:30 PM
THE DANCE OF REALITY & ENDLESS POETRY
Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Coming Soon to the Egyptian
FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Think there aren’t enough women directing movies? Come see this evening of short films, all made by female filmmakers – including one directed by actress Robin Wright who makes her short film directorial debut with a noir thriller! The American Cinematheque’s 13th Annual Focus on Female Directors program celebrates the directorial work of Academy Award winners, cinema pioneers, actresses turned directors, animators, documentarians, music video directors and the brightest stars emerging from film schools and the film festival circuits.Filmmakers in person and a chance to win a “Directors Empowerment Bag” are two compelling reasons to join us!
FAIRYTALES FOR DARK TIMES:
GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND OTHER MASTERS
January 18 – 21, 2018
This series of fantastical double features curated by Guillermo del Toro spotlight film fables pairing beauties with beasts and pitting good against evil, including the director’s latest, THE SHAPE OF WATER, and such classics as THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and LA BELLE ET LA BETE. directed by Jean Cocteau, plus DONKEY SKIN starring Catherine Deneuve.
Tickets Going Fast for THE ROOM!
Coming Soon to the Aero
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
January 19 – 21, 2018
MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER is the first release from Studio Ponoc, which was founded by Studio Ghibli veteran Yoshiaki Nishimura (producer of WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE and THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA. This magical fairytale is based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s classic, “The Little Broomstick” and features a young girl who encounters a color changing cat, a glowing flower in the forest and more on her visually stunning animated journey! The film will be shown both in an English dubbed version and a subtitled version. Check for show times on our website.
Additional tickets are also available at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office, which opens at 6pm the night of the show. $12 General Admission, $10 Student/Senior, $8 American Cinematheque Member.
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