Screenings of Interest at the American Cinematheque

Sat, Sep 16, 2017 • 7:30pm
Retroformat presents Universal ‘s 1923 super-production, with its classic portrayal of Quasimodo, the bell ringer of Notre Dame by Lon Chaney, Sr. Special guest Dave Slaughter will also be on hand with the untold story of his grandfather, silent movie actor John Gough, and his brief-but-memorable role in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.

History of the Soda Fountain / SPEEDY
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 • 5:00pm
Cary Farnsworth’s illustrated presentation on the history of the soda fountain is followed by SPEEDY, the silent classic starring Harold Lloyd as a baseball-obsessed soda jerk who becomes a cab driver. Join the Cinematheque in the courtyard from 3:30 – 4:30 PM for an ice cream social!

Fri, Sep 22, 2017 • 7:30pm
Presented by the American Cinematheque, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation.
A Technicolor dream of a movie, THE RED SHOES stars Scottish dancer-turned-actress Moira Shearer as an aspiring ballerina caught between the maniacal, domineering passion of impresario Anton Walbrook and the equally-controlling love of composer Marius Goring. An awesome, superbly fluid blending of dance, a Golden Globe-winning score and Jack Cardiff’s Technicolor cinematography.

Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, the Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Film Foundation and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation. Print courtesy of the Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

Sat, Sep 23, 2017 • 2:00pm
For his 1923 biblical epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, director Cecil B. DeMille built one of the biggest movie sets of the silent era, which was buried after the film was completed. Director Peter Brosnan’s quest to unearth the site makes for one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes documentaries ever. Panel discussion following with director Peter Brosnan, producer Dan Coplan, composer Steve Bauman and others.

The American Cinematheque
at the Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood 90028

ASIFA-Hollywood members may receive a discounted ticket price. Information on how to receive the discount will be sent to members of ASIFA via email. (Discounts are not available for on-line sales or for certain screenings.)

For additional details and information on other American Cinematheque events, visit the Cinematheque’s Events page.