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lzx
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Re: West Coast Repertory Cinema

#26 Post by lzx » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:52 pm

Excellent! They actually have a really interesting line-up of Asian cinema for the rest of the year, and Feng Xiaogang is also stopping by in November.

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#27 Post by beamish13 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:44 am

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' 3-month tribute to contemporary Latinx cinema kicked off last night with two films from the great Luis Valdez (who also appeared in person with Edward James Olmos and others): I Am Joaquin, a short that was added to the National Film Registry in 2010, and a beautiful archival print of his 1981 feature Zoot Suit. Future screenings include Maria Novaro's Danzon, and Cuban Oscar nominee Fresa Y Chocolate.

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#28 Post by Adam » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 pm

The Acaemy's series is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Filmforum and UCLA are also doing film series as part of it.

Filmforum is presenting Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, with lots of guests, through January 2018. Various venues.
http://www.ismismism.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://www.lafilmforum.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting
Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles
September 23, 2017 - December 10, 2017
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/latinamericanfilm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And the Hammer Museum has a screening with Lourdes Portillo tonight as part of it, related to their Radical Women exhibition. Filmforum is also having one of our screenings at the Hammer on November 30, also related to that exhibition.

Lots to see!

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#29 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:30 pm

lzx wrote:Excellent! They actually have a really interesting line-up of Asian cinema for the rest of the year, and Feng Xiaogang is also stopping by in November.
Really happy to see Le Moulin in there. If I had bothered to make a ranked list last year it would've been at the top. A staggering achievement not just in documentary form (the way the style and narration subtly shifts with the political winds is brilliantly effective and builds to a shattering ending) but also of research and curation. It demands a lot—the density is overwhelming and it took a good twenty minutes or so before I could get into the rhythm of it—but after three viewings I still come out of it feeling like I've seen an entirely new world.*

I do have to wonder if the Feng event will still happen after Youth suddenly lost its intended 9/29 release in China, with a new date still TBA. I imagine it's just being delayed to keep it out of theaters during the Party Congress, but the final release date could easily run up against the UCLA event.

*Edit: Out of curiosity I googled to see if the movie's been released on Blu and it turns out it was, way back in June. Unfortunately YesAsia is the only English-friendly retailer selling it—JSDVD doesn't carry it, for whatever reason—and they're adding a $20 markup on top of the already high retail price of 1,380 NTD, or around $45. (Apparently it includes a book, but I doubt it'll be of much use for non-Chinese-readers.) At that price it's hard to recommend as a blind buy, but the option is out there.

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#30 Post by Perkins Cobb » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Cinefamily shuttered for good.

I'm hearing some really juicy stories about the financial shenanigans alluded to in that story, which confirm my suspicion that those have more to do with the closure than the sex scandal. Shame they weren't in stable enough shape to just hire some qualified women to run the place.

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#31 Post by beamish13 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 pm

I really hope an established, credible organization like Metrograph (which had a relationship with them, as they shared prints and programmed some series in tandem) steps in to revitalize the Cinefamily's space. With Tarantino refusing to let go of the programming reigns at the New Beverly and the Cinematheque being rather uninspired as of late, there are increasingly fewer options for discerning cinephiles in Los Angeles.

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#32 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:47 pm

Can anyone recommend any events or special screenings happening this Sunday in the SF area?

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#33 Post by beamish14 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:08 am

Mike Leigh and Claire Denis mini-retrospectives at the Aero in April. Egyptian's Festival of Noir 2019 has some great titles like the never-screened Monkey on My Back and the original '58 cut of Touch of Evil in 35mm.

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#34 Post by domino harvey » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:11 am

Assuming you’re taking about De Toth’s Monkey On My Back, which is awful and not a Noir by even my generous standards. Not sure what you mean by “never-screened,” as MGM put it out on DVD well over a decade ago

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#35 Post by beamish14 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:17 am

domino harvey wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:11 am
Assuming you’re taking about De Toth’s Monkey On My Back, which is awful and not a Noir by even my generous standards. Not sure what you mean by “never-screened,” as MGM put it out on DVD well over a decade ago

I meant that it seldom screens theatrically. You're right, it doesn't really constitute a noir, and Robert Wise's I Want to Live!, which is also part of
the series, also doesn't fit. Still, they're showing the new restoration of Richard Fleischer's Trapped that screened at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater earlier
this year, and Phil Karlson's 99 River Street, among other titles.

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#36 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:26 pm

I actually stopped attending the Festival of Noir about seven years ago. 90% of the programming is rare, but mostly unremarkable if not outright bad. I love taking risks in seeing lost genre oddities of the past, but something about bad noir is worse than most genres, especially when the dialogue is clumsy. It also brings out troves of fedora wearing, burlesque cosplayers that I want no part of.

In the last year, I barely discovered that the Autry Museum plays westerns regularly and mostly on 35mm. I went a few weeks ago to see The Tall T and looking at their calendar they recently updated, they'll be playing Cecil B. DeMille's Union Pacific, John Sayles' Lone Star and The Valley of Gwangi. I love these matinees in their small theater, which seems to attract aging boomers who grew up on westerns on TV and are very excited to see these films again in the theater.

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#37 Post by beamish14 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:03 pm

On the recommendation of you folks, I saw John Sayles' Lone Star at the Autry earlier this month. It's a very quaint but comfortable theatre, and
because Bank of America was sponsoring the museum on that particular day, my girlfriend and I were able to see it gratis!

There is a serious embarrassment of riches playing throughout the month in SoCal, including the Cannes cut of Richard Kelly's Southland Tales at LACMA on
the 23rd, a ton of Pasolini at the Aero, Scorsese/Cassavetes double bills at the Egyptian (seeing Casino at 10:00 on a weeknight is crazy, but I guess I have to do it)
and the Nuart is running a month-long tribute to female directors.

Does anyone here go to Los Feliz's The Vista theatre? They're showing a lot of great stuff in the near future, and almost all of it's in 35mm. How is the venue and parking?
Do you recommend getting tickets in advance? It looks like they're showing all of Kurosawa's major works, and I hope I can finally see Dodesukaden in celluloid.

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#38 Post by criterionoop » Sun May 12, 2019 9:28 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:03 pm
and the Nuart is running a month-long tribute to female directors.
Correction: The New Beverly is showing the Female Director series (last night I saw STRANGE DAYS and BORN IN FLAMES, and on Thurs I saw GIRLFRIENDS and IT’S MY TURN).

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#39 Post by paulm » Sun May 12, 2019 9:40 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Does anyone here go to Los Feliz's The Vista theatre? They're showing a lot of great stuff in the near future, and almost all of it's in 35mm. How is the venue and parking?
Do you recommend getting tickets in advance? It looks like they're showing all of Kurosawa's major works, and I hope I can finally see Dodesukaden in celluloid.
I used to live within walking distance of The Vista and would go a lot (sorry, can't help on the parking info). The theater is a nice, fixed up old single screen movie house in the egyptian theater style. Has that old theater style of seating where there is a slight incline up towards the back of the theater, but no stadium seats, assigned seating, or anything like that. Always fun to go opening weekend of big tentpole movies because the house manager is usually dressed up as a character from the movie. It is a pretty big venue so I don't think you'd need to buy tickets too far in advance, but they do have a lot of the midnight movie series on goldstart if you want to save a couple bucks (https://www.goldstar.com/venues/los-ang ... ta-theatre).

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#40 Post by Minkin » Mon May 13, 2019 2:51 am

Has anyone here ever gone to the yearly Catalina silent film event?

I always forget that it exists, and then my S/O gets annoyed that we missed it / that it sold out already. Which is too bad, as the Avalon Casino has one of the loveliest venues.

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#41 Post by Adam » Mon May 13, 2019 8:11 pm

The Vista is great. They also removed every other row in the back half of the theatre, so the leg room is magnificent!

Here's more this month in LA:

— Julie Murray: Mysteries of the Visible World, Mon May 13, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

— Take It Down! Recent Film Work by Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown, Thurs May 16 at 8pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela B. Green, 2018)- May 23rd
May 17-23, various times, at the Downtown Independent

— Los Angeles Filmforum in cooperation with LACMA and the University of California, Santa Cruz, present Isaac Julien: Playtime: Screenings and symposium, Sat, May 18, 2019, 9:00 am –5:00 pm, At LACMA’s Brown Auditorium

— Retroformat 2019: “The Hidden Voice,” and More Adventures from the Silent Serials
Sat May 18, 7:30 pm, at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

— Anna Lucasta, Sun May 19, 1:00 pm, at LACMA Bing theater

— Amazonia: A Night of New Films By Roger Beebe, Sun, May 19, 8 pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— Iván Zulueta Tribute!: Arrebato, Sun May 19, 7:30 pm, at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

— PXL THIS 28, Thurs, May 23, 8pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— Kino Slang presents Tauw and My Love Is Burning, Fri, May 24, 8 pm,
at the Echo Park Film Center

— Echo Park Film Center and Los Angeles Filmforum present Local History: A Robert Todd Tribute, Sat May 25: 6-11 pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— Analogica, Sun May 26, 8pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— LA AIR: Darol Kae, Thurs, May 30, 8pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

— Acropolis Cinema & Laemmle present The Owl's Legacy (Dir. Chris Marker, 1989)
Fri May 31- Sun June 2, see schedule, at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts

— Los Angeles Plays Itself, Fri May 31, 7:30 pm, at the Egyptian Theatre

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