Screenings at the American Cinematheque in June
At the EGYPTIAN
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles 90028
Thursday, June 15 – 7:30 PM and Friday, June 23 – 10:00 PM 70mm! THE DARK CRYSTAL, 1982, Universal, 93 min. Dirs. Jim Henson, Frank Oz. Jim Henson was inspired by a Lewis Carroll poem to create his own fairy tale about Jen, the last surviving Gelfling, who is sent by his dying master on an epic quest to fulfill his destiny to heal the fractured Dark Crystal. To tell the tale then-state-of-the-art technology helped create a groundbreaking alchemy of puppetry and electronics. Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members.
Friday, June 16 – 7:30 PM and Saturday, June 24 – 7:30 PM 70mm! TRON, 1982, Disney, 96 min. Dir. Steven Lisberger. Hacker Kevin Flynn is digitally abducted into the inner realm of the ENCOM computer, where he teams up with the brave security program Tron to compete in virtual gladiatorial games in order to survive. Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members.
Saturday, June 17 – 7:30 PM and Wednesday, June 21 – 7:30 PM 70mm! THE THING, 1982, Universal, 109 min. Director John Carpenter took the 1951 sci-fi classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, produced by Howard Hawks, and turned it into something darker, fiercer and altogether more disturbing, a crew of Arctic scientists against a ravenous, shape-shifting alien being. One of the most intelligent, scary and uncompromising horror films of the 1980s. Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members.
Sunday, June 25 – 5:30 PM Double Feature: TYRUS, 2015, Argot Pictures, 73 min. Dir. Pamela Tom. Perhaps best known for his haunting landscape backgrounds in the Disney classic BAMBI, Tyrus Wong was one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century, This beautiful documentary traces Wong’s life from China to the Hollywood studios to the beaches of Santa Monica, where the centenarian loved to fly his colorful, handmade kites. 75th Anniversary! BAMBI, 1942, Disney, 70 min. Dir. David Hand. The story of a young deer growing up to become the “Great Prince of the Forest.” The film is family-friendly, though the source novel, Bambi, A Life in the Woods was written for adults, and the serious tone does come through in places. Discussion between films with TYRUS director Pamela Tom, moderated by production designer Thomas A. Walsh.
and…At the AERO
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica 90403
Saturday, June 3 – 3:00 PM Family Matinee! THE IRON GIANT, Warner Bros., 1999, 86 min. Director Brad Bird’s ambitious take on Ted Hughes’ 1968 children’s book The Iron Man. A tale of friendship between a fatherless boy and a gigantic metal robot, in a small town in the Cold War of the 1950s.
ASIFA-Hollywood members may receive a discounted ticket price for any show by presenting their membership card or using the password “ASIFA-CINEMATHEQUE” at the theatre box office. (Discount is not available for on-line sales).