Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Los Angeles Film Race 2009

Los Angeles Film Race 2009 | September 25-26, 2009

The Los Angeles Film Race challenges local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from Friday, September 25th to Saturday, September 26th. All of the completed films will premiere for the public a few days later on the big screen at the Writers Boot Camp Screening Room in Santa Monica, CA and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone may register, but space is limited. Please find the event press release attached- we would appreciate your help in spreading the word! Get your team together and sign up today!

To register or learn more, visit
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Special Discount - Use the discount code FILMRACER for $10 off the entry

Onscreen at the EGYPTIAN and AERO THEATRES

Onscreen at the EGYPTIAN and AERO THEATRES

September 16 - 30, 2009

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Wednesday, September 16 - 7:30 PM
Baraka in 70mm
Shot in dazzling 70mm on 5 continents, BARAKA, which means "breath of
life" in Sufi is a stunning visual feast.

September 17 - 20
The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Special Guests with 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and THE SHINING

Saturday, September 19 - 2:00 PM
Cedric Gibbons: Visionary Art Deco MGM Art Director
An illustrated lecture on the Art Deco influence of Cedric Gibbons on films of the 20s and 30s. Followed by a screening of the 1932 Gibbons designed GRAND HOTEL featuring a parade of stars from Greta Garbo to John Barrymore

Thursday, September 17
Navigating the Film Festival World
An in depth strategy seminar for filmmakers launching a film on the festival circuit.

Wednesday, September 23
Japanese Cult Classic Double Feature
Long-lost fantasy/horror masterpiece HOUSE (HAUSU) and GOKE, THE BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL. Booksigningwith author Chris D (Outlaw Mastesr of Japanese Film) at 6:30PM.

September 24 - 26
I.B. Technicolor Dreams
James Bond, Peter Sellers, Technicolor Animation (MR. BUG GOES TO TOWN, 1941) and more color bursting on the big screen!

Sunday, September 27 - 5:30 PM
"Star Trek:" 40 Years of Designing the Future & STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE Director's Cut!
Co-Presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society. A Panel with Star Trek designers followed by a screening!

Wednesday, September 30
Los Angeles Premiere! Bioenergetics are explored in this look at health and alternative healing. Panel Discussion and Reception!

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028


Wednesday,September 16  - 7:30 PM
This New Documentary takes a candid look at the underground, indie-rock poster subculture. Director in person!

Thursday, September 17- 7:30 PM
The Informant
Sneak Prevew of the new Steven Soderhergh film starring Matt Damon

September 18 - 19
Tribute to Karl Malden
A look at some of the great films of the late Karl Malden's career, from ON THE WATERFRONT and A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE (co-starring Marlon Brando) to BABY DOLL and ONE-EYED JACKS

Sunday, September 20 - 7:30 PM
See George Lucas' nostalgic look at being a teen in the era of doo-wop, drag-races and drive-ins in Technicolor with actress Candy Clark in person!

Wednesday, September 23 - 7:30 PM
Presented by ITVS. This documentary follows a rock musician on the brink of making it whose kidney starts to fail, throwing a hitch in his plans...
Free Admission

September 24 - 27
The Los Angeles Irish Film Festival
New award-winning films from Ireland including documentaries, animation
for the whole family, a drama about unruly teens with Harry Potter's Rupert
Grint and even a doc on the unlikey Irish roots of the surfing phenomenon

September 30 - October 4
German Currents: New Films From Germany
LA Premieres of new, award-winning films from Germany - from a look at Berlin's rave scene, to family matinees and a drama about scaling the near vertical North Face in the Alps!,archiveCtx=2010468.html

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

September 19 & 20 This Weekend!
October 17 & 18
10:30 AM - Meet at the Egyptian Box Office
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre and a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Experience the Legendary 85-year old Egyptian Theatre with the lights on!
Bring your out of town guests to enjoy an authentic slice of Hollywood History!
and a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Monday, September 14, 2009

Los Angeles Irish Film Festival

American Cinematheque, The Irish Film Board and E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) cordially invite you and a guest to join us at the Aero Theatre for

Los Angeles Irish Film Festival

September 24 - 27, 2009

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th street)
Santa Monica, CA 90403
More info at or (323) 466-FILM

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to share this
unique program by inviting you to come for free to any one of these
screenings!! At the end of this letter you will find information about how
to RSVP. Please feel free to forward this email within your school or
organization. Educators are welcome to forward to all of the students in
their classes.

See below for a full list click here

To attend any of the film screenings, you must RSVP to
We must have your RSVP 24 hours in advance of the show.
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

When you RSVP please clearly state:
- IRISH FILM FEST RSVP as the subject heading
- First and last name
- The name of your organization or school
- Whether you want one or two tickets
- The name of the film you wish to attend.
- Your RSVP is not confirmed unless you get an e-mail reply from

Tickets will be held for you at the Aero Theatre box office until 20 minutes prior to the start of the show. After that they may be sold if there are people waiting to buy tickets. Additional tickets are available for $10 general admission and $8 student/Senior.

Information about the L.A. Irish Film Festival can also be obtained by phone at (323) 466-FILM or online at[]

If you have questions that are not answered on our website contact

UCLA Film & Television Archive Screenings

Archive home page

302 East Melnitz • 405 Hilgard Ave • Los Angeles, CA • 90095-1323 • ph. (310) 206-8013
Here's a look at what's happening at the Billy Wilder Theater through the Fall.

This Friday, September 11 – Sunday, September 27

This program celebrates the work of three African American film pioneers who made a decisive difference in the development of a black imaginary: Oscar MicheauxSpencer Williams andHerb Jeffries. Entertaining and revealing, these works offer a stimulating contrast to mainstream, white-oriented American cinema originating in Hollywood, and an essential glimpse of early independent filmmaking. Read more »

IN PERSON: Herb Jeffries (September 27). 


Slumber Party MassacreARCHIVE TREASURES 
This Sunday, September 13 @ 7 p.m.

"Archive Treasures" showcases work from the Archive's extensive holdings—one of the largest moving image collections in the world. An explosive title sequence designed by Saul Bass sets the unsettling tone for the groundbreaking WWII film The Victors (1963), starring Albert Finney and directed by blacklisted screenwriter Carl Foreman (High Noon).  Read more »

Friday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 30

It's that time of year when eager minds return to the dorms and the hallowed halls of academe. The Archive presents a survey of college-set films that explores the ever-changing on-screen image of campus life from flapper escapades to student sit-ins. Films will include Harold Lloyd's The Freshman (1925); director Dorothy Arzner's The Wild Party (1929), starring Clara Bow; and Jack Nicholson's directorial debut Drive, He Said (1971). Read more »

Sunday, September 20 @ 11 a.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films. Please join us for Sidney Lumet's dazzlingly inventive musical, The Wiz (1978), starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Richard Pryor. Read more »

FREE Admission!

Saturday, September 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the Archive and Outfest to collect and restore queer film and video. This month, see the 1969 feature, The Gay Deceivers, an outrageous and politically incorrect film following two Los Angeles men who pretend to be gay to avoid the Vietnam draft. Read more »

*OUTFEST members receive $1 off admission at the box office.

Friday, October 9 – Friday, October 16

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present a series of new and recent Iranian films in conjunction with the planned visit of a group of prominent Iranian filmmakers to Los Angeles. Please visit next week for up-to-date info on film titles and participants. Read more »

Note: Films will screen at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus and the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater.

Thursday, October 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

One of the key American media artists of the postwar era, Ken Jacobs has crafted a unique, powerful and ever-evolving body of work over a career that has spanned five decades. This program showcases some of Jacobs' most recent work, all from 2009. Read more »

IN PERSON: Ken Jacobs

Saturday, October 17 – Monday, October 26

French film scholars coined "Film Noir" to describe a cycle of American films dealing with dark themes with a certain cynicism and a distinct visual style. Though less acknowledged, British filmmakers also made some fascinating contributions to the style. From classics like Carol Reed's The Third Man (1949) to gritty rarities such as No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948, St. John L. Clowes), this series shines a light on noir from across the pond. Read more »

Sunday, October 18 @ 11 a.m.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a free matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films. Please join us for a pre-Harry Potter look at a witch-in-training: Bednobs and Broomsticks (1971, Robert Stevenson), starring Angela Lansbury and Roddy MacDowallRead more »

Free Admission!

Wednesday, October 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are “The Yes Men,” a unique duo of disrupters who infiltrate corporate events disguised as participants to expose the dangers of a market-ruled world. The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present a free screening of their Sundance documentary hit, The Yes Men Fix the World (2008). Read more »

IN PERSON: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno.

FREE Admission!

Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 p.m.

This presentation of work by avant-garde filmmaker Robert Beavers represents the artist's Los Angeles debut, after a career spanning from the mid-1960s to the present day. Beavers will appear in person to present Amor (1980), The Stoas (1991-97), The Ground (1993-2001) and Pitcher of Colored Light (2007). Read more »

IN PERSON: Robert Beavers.

Saturday, October 31 @ 7:30 p.m.

Spend your Halloween with spooky films from deep in our haunted vaults. Christopher Lee stars in The City of the Dead a.k.a. Horror Hotel (1960) and Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in The Skull (1965). Boo! Read more »

Unless noted ("Iranian Filmmakers in Conversation"), 
all programs screen at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 
(corner of Wilshire & Westwood Blvds, courtyard level of the Hammer Museum).

FREE admission to all "Family Flicks" programs and the Oct. 21 "Archive Preview."

Advance tickets are available for $10 at

Tickets are also available at the box office starting one hour before showtime: 
$9, general admission; 
$8, Cineclub members, students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.

After 6 p.m. $3 in the lot under the Billy WIlder Theater. 
Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire. 
Before 6 p.m., $3 for the first three hours with Museum validation.

INFO / 310.206.FILM

Screenwriting Competition - One Week Left to Enter

The CyberSpace Open

The Reimagined CS Open Scene-Writing Competition

 Write three 5-page scenes fast.  Win $3,000. 
 It costs just $12 to enter.

Only ONE WEEK Left to Enter - Deadline on 9/16!

First Round: Write One Scene The Weekend Of Sept. 18-21 -- Write From Anywhere, Submit Online.  

For information or to enter, click here.

The Prizes:

Grand Prize Is $3,000, plus... 
Industry Recognition As A Top Creative Writer On A Deadline

Second Prize $500; Third Prize $250  

Enter In advance only, by Midnight Pacific Time Sept. 16, 2009. 


The Cyberspace Open is an elimination tournament much like the original CS Open.  To win, you need to survive three eliminations by writing three five-page scenes from premises we will give you.  The finals will be held at the Screenwriting Expo, but you can write from anywhere, on a computer, and submit on line.  You do not need to be present at the Expo to win.  The Cyberspace Open is...


Three Rounds.  Three Scenes.

Three Deadlines -- Each Tighter Than The Last:


Each round offers a different real-life scriptwriting scenario (All times are Pacific US Time):


Round One:


We send every entrant  the same premise and set of characters by email at or slightly before 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.  The premise will also be posted above on this page where indicated in case you don't get the email.  


Contestants  will have an entire weekend, until 9 AM Monday Sept. 21, to write and submit one final version of one five-page scene on line. 


Then, judges will grade each scene.  Entrants will receive feedback and a score from a judge by email.


The 100 highest-scoring scenes advance to Round Two.


Round Two:     


The 100 writers who survive the first round will receive a new premise at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.   


They will have until 9 a.m. the next morning, Friday, Oct. 2, to write and submit that new five-page scene.  


Again, the judges will grade each scene.  Each semifinalist will receive feedback and a score from a judge by email.  The 10 highest-scoring writers will advance to Round Three.


Round Three:


The 10 semifinalists will receive a new premise for a new 5-minute scene on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at or just before 11 AM.  It will be delivered by email and posted on this page.   Semifinalists will have only 90 minutes beginning at 11 AM Pacific Time to turn in a five-page scene.    


Semifinalists who are attending the Expo have two choices on how to enter.  They can go to the Cybepace Open writing room and write longhand (just as in the original CS Open), or write with their laptops from any location and either upload their entries or turn them in at the Cyberspace Open room.




Judging up until the finals is by professional judges/script readers.  The three final scenes will be performed live by professional actors before the audience at the Expo Closing Ceremony.  The audience will decide the winners.


For information or to enter, click here.