Events for November 25th, 2012
Directed by Robert Moore. US. 1976. 94 min. Sony. 35mm.
- Sun, Nov 25, 2:00 pm
For fans of the old-fashioned “whodunnit” mysteries, this Neil Simon-written farce is pure catnip. Famous Hollywood stars of the time portray parodies of such classic detectives as Charlie Chan (Peter Sellers), Sam Spade (Peter Falk), Nick and Nora Charles (David Niven and Maggie Smith), Hercule Poirot (James Coco), and Miss Marple (Elsa Lanchester). More»
Directed by Neil Berkeley. US. 2012. NR (significant language). 90 min. Future You. blu ray.
- Sun, Nov 25, 4:00 pm
You may not know Wayne White by name, but you are unquestionably familiar with his work. A guiding force behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse, White made an indelible mark on 1980s and 1990s pop culture by creating some of the decades’ most arresting and iconic images. Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles his ongoing struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Director Neil Berkeley captures White at home, on the road, and onstage doing his one-man show, resulting in a funny, irreverent, and joyful documentary that inspires us all to follow our own passions. (LACMA) More»
Directed by Terry Gilliam. US. 1974. PG. 91 min. Rainbow Releasing. 35mm.
Sponsored by Upattinas School
Fri, Nov 23 thru Sun, Nov 25 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
Consistently listed by critics and fans as one of the greatest film comedies of all times, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a very silly retelling of the epic story of King Arthur’s search for the Holy Grail. More»
Directed by Ben Affleck. US. 2012. R. 120 min. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Fri, Nov 16 thru Thu, Nov 29 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“At one point in “Argo,” a smart, jittery thriller about a freakish and little-known chapter of the Iranian hostage crisis, a Hollywood producer says that history starts as farce and ends up as tragedy. He seems, as someone rightly points out, to have it backward. But as a professional dissembler, he knows better. Because much like the revolutionary shock troops who seized the United States embassy on Nov. 4, 1979, and turned the crisis into gripping political theater watched by the entire world — tune in tomorrow when America goes on trial, with the special guest star the Ayatollah Khomeini — the producer knows that historical events alone don’t cut it. You need lights, camera, action. More»