Friday, July 27Kino Lorber's recent Kickstarter-funded initiative to restore key works by pioneering female filmmakers has inspired a weekend series at the American Cinematheque. On opening night, host Illeana Douglas will introduce three silent shorts featuring Grace Cunard and Helen Holmes, each newly restored. The centerpiece of the evening is a stunning color-tinted restoration of The Red Kimona (courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive), a 1925 drama produced by Dorothy Davenport, based on a true case history about prostitution. The series, co-presented by Kino Lorber and the Library of Congress, runs through Sunday. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., July 27, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com. Counsellor at Law Universal Pictures UCLA will carefully project a 35mm nitrate print of a vintage John Barrymore vehicle, Counsellor at Law, as part of its ongoing Archive Treasures series. William Wyler directed the … [Read more...] about Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Pioneering Women Filmmakers
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Hard, Fast and Beautiful: The Films of Ida Lupino The studio actress turned pioneering writer-director stars in The Hard Way (1943), directed by Vincent Sherman, with Lupino playing a wildly ambitious "stage sister" to ingenue Joan Leslie. With the similarly themed Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951), directed by Lupino, about a young tennis star (Sally Forrest) and her hard-driving mother (Claire Trevor). April 6, 7:30 p.m. The series continues with the provocatively themed Outrage (1950) and The Bigamist (1953), both directed by Lupino. April 7, 7:30 p.m. UCLA Film & Television Archive and Women in Film Los Angeles, Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 206-8013. $8-$10. www.cinema.ucla.edu/events … [Read more...] about The Moviegoer, April 1-7
Friday, March 9The Adventures of Robin Hood swoops into the Billy Wilder Theater to restore a measure of innocence to the jaded moviegoer. Splendidly operatic in style and resplendent in its Technicolor trappings, the film endeared Errol Flynn to a Depression-era audience and secured his place in the Hollywood pantheon. Director Michael Curtiz replaced William Keighley when Warner Bros. decided that the action needed more oomph, and the film certainly doesn't lack for excitement, particularly during the climactic swordfight with Basil Rathbone. UCLA Film & Television Archive is pairing it with Flynn's American debut, The Case of the Curious Bride, as part of its tribute to Curtiz. Alan K. Rode will sign copies of his new Curtiz biography in the lobby prior to the screening. UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m.; $10. (310) 206-8013, cinema.ucla.edu. EXPAND Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Focus Features Sunday, March 11A new … [Read more...] about Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Revisiting Errol Flynn and Wes Anderson
WORKING WOMEN AT THE BILLY WILDER THEATER | 10899 Wilshire Blvd.In an ever-timely gesture, the UCLA Film & Television Archive is kicking off their February calendar with “Working Girls: America’s Career Women on Screen,” a nearly two month survey of films centered on women in the workplace. Opening on Feb. 2 with the deliciously orchestrated big city romance Working Girl, starring Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver (the latter of whom will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening) as an ambitious secretary and hot shot executive equally unafraid to step over one another on their way up the corporate ladder, the series skips across genres and milieus to provide an expansive view of the upwardly mobile and independent modern female. Following on consecutive weekends throughout the month are a trio of double features, including, on Feb. 16, a pair of pre-code classics, the Barbara Stanwyck vehicle Baby Face and the … [Read more...] about Critic’s Picks: A February To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.