Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Los Angeles Filmforum and the AFI FEST!

Sunday November 1, 2009, 4:30 and 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum and the AFI FEST present 3 premieres!

4:30 Los Herederos with A Letter to Uncle Boonmee
7:30 The Anchorage

Filmforum at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. at Las Palmas, Los Angeles CA 90028
Note the times!  Admission free!  But you need to get tickets through AFI.  We believe that all pre-show tickets have been taken already, but there will be a rush line with some admissions at the door.  See details below.

Full AFI Film Festival details at www.afi.com/afifest

4:30 pm LOS HEREDEROS directed by Eugenio Polgovsky
(2008, 90 min., Mexico, HDCAM) - Los Angeles premiere!
Here as in his first film TROPIC OF CANCER, Eugenio Polgovsky uses his camera as an exploratory tool to venture where other filmmakers might easily turn away. And few filmmakers have managed to so intensively document and reflect upon the poorest of the poor. The "herederos" of the title -children who have "inherited" a legacy of grinding poverty-live on the land. They plow, they harvest, they load wood and they build walls with the bricks that they made with their hands. They also frolic, and play and dance. Polgovsky and his extraordinary sound recordist Camille Tauss immersed themselves for three years in the lives of these children as they toil in the states of Guerrero, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Puebla and Veracruz. LOS HEREDEROS is both extremely intimate (the camera's point of view is like that of a tiny creature scurrying to keep pace with the kids) and pointedly universal, while rigorously refusing to draw conclusions.

-Robert Koehler

One article on Los Herederos: http://www.jimlesses.com/honouring/2009/02/in-review-los-herederos-2008.html

Preceded by
A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2009, 18 min., Thailand/U.K., Digibeta) - Los Angeles premiere!

Winner of two prizes at the 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
In Apichatpong's hauntingly poetic piece-one part of his ambitious "Primitives" project-the voices of three young men describe to an uncle how their Thai village of Nabua has been abandoned in the wake of war.

Website of Apichatpong Weerasethakul: www.kickthemachine.com



7:30 pm
THE ANCHORAGE directed by C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom
(2009, 87 min., U.S./Sweden, 35mm)
U.S. premiere!  C.W. Winter and Anders Edstrom in person!
Winner of Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmakers of the Present

Immersing the viewer in magnificent Swedish landscapes, this sober and meditative film reveals the beauty of nature and the beings that co-exist in harmony there: a Rousseauesque vision of a relationship between a human being and her environment. Ulla, the central character, relates in voiceover how it will be when it snows, but her expectations are disturbed with the arrival of a hunter, whose flashily colored clothing is out of place amidst the island's greens and browns. Shot with a minimal crew, CalArts graduate C. W. Winter's and photographer Anders Edström's first fiction feature unobtrusively combines silence and the sounds of nature in contemplative sequences, sometimes adding snatches of songs about local folklore. Ultimately, the film serves as an ode to a woman whose strength and grace are in perfect harmony with nature.  -Locarno Film Festival



Filmforum is also delighted to be the community sponsor for the following Los Angeles premiere at the Mann Chinese:

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
USA | DIR Werner Herzog
CAST: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Coolidge, Fairuza Balk, Alvin "Xzibit" Joiner
After RESCUE DAWN, Werner Herzog returns to American genre cinema, this time taking on the mythic, audience-friendly framework of the gritty urban cop film. Working from William Finkelstein's tightly compelling script, Herzog sets the plot in New Orleans, which allows for a few surreal Herzogian touches-decaying buildings, men communing with alligators. But this dark, shockingly funny drama keeps the focus on the title character, Detective McDonough, who scarfs down narcotics to cope with his back pain-making bets his body can't cover-while neck-deep in a murder investigation. Nicolas Cage, in one of his strongest performances, invests McDonough with urgency and compassion, and gets terrific support by Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Vondee Curtis-Hall and Brad Dourif. Having positioned himself, in deed and word, as the ultimate Hollywood outsider, Herzog suddenly earns comparison with masters including Don Siegel, Nicholas Ray and Sidney Lumet. - Larry Gross

Wed. Nov 4, 7:00 pm, Mann 1

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AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi takes place October 30th - November 5 in the heart of historic downtown Hollywood at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the neighboring Mann 6 Theater (in the Hollywood and Highland Center) and the Roosevelt Hotel, then moves to Santa Monica for two days of screenings November 6 & 7 at the American Film Market (AFM) at Laemmle's Monica 4-plex, 1332 2nd St..

As our gift to moviegoers, free tickets are available to all festival movies, including a limited number of free tickets to evening red carpet galas. Get your tickets starting October 16 at AFI.com or AFI.com/AFIFEST, or by calling 1-866-AFI-FEST. You can also obtain tickets by going to the Festival Box Office located at the Mann 6 Theatre starting on October 26th, or on the day of the screenings via rush lines.

Become a patron of the festival and purchase an AFI FEST Patron Pass, available now. The AFI FEST Patron Pass provides early entry to screenings, lounge access and other benefits. By becoming a festival patron, you help make this free festival possible and support the art of film. For more details, visit AFI.com or call 1-866-AFI-FEST.

Seating is limited, so get your free tickets starting OCTOBER 16TH! Festival program schedule details will be announced on October 13 at AFI.com.


BOX OFFICE & TICKETING INFORMATION
 
AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi is making an unprecedented gift to moviegoers: free tickets to all screenings and events at the Festival.

 
ONLINE
AFI.com/AFIFEST
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
 
PHONE
1.866.AFI FEST
Oct 16-29: Mon-Fri, noon-7 pm
Oct 30-Nov 7: every day, 10 am-7 pm
 
IN PERSON
Oct 26-30: noon-7 pm
Oct 31-Nov 5: 10 am-10 pm
AFI FEST Box Office, lobby of the Mann Chinese 6
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood
 
Nov 6-7: 8:30 am-7 pm
AFI FEST Box Office, lobby of Laemmle's Monica 4
1332 Second St.
Santa Monica
 
 
TICKET WILL CALL BEFORE THE FESTIVAL
 
Starting October 26, tickets will be held at the AFI FEST Will Call Desk in the Mann Chinese 6 main lobby. On November 6, the AFI FEST Will Call Desk will relocate to Laemmle's Monica 4.

 
PATRON PASSES

PATRON PASS         $500/$450 for AFI Members
         . Two Gala Tickets*
         . Early seating at all regular screenings**
         . Access for one to the AFI FEST Lounge on a space-available basis
 
FRIEND PACKAGE         $1,000/$900 for AFI Members
         . Two FEST Patron Passes (four Gala Tickets)*
         . Access to the AFI FEST Lounge for two on a space-available basis
 
CONTRIBUTOR PACKAGE         $2,500/$2,250 for AFI Members
         . Four FEST Patron Passes (eight Gala Tickets)*
         . Recognition as a Festival Contributor
         . Private thank-you cocktail reception
         . Access to the AFI FEST Lounge for four on a space-available basis
 
STAR PACKAGE         $5,000/$4,500 for AFI Members
         . Four Festival Patron Passes (eight Gala Tickets)*
         . Recognition as a Festival Contributor at the highest level
         . Private thank-you cocktail reception
         . Private appreciation dinner
         . One Tribute ticket*
         . Access to the AFI FEST Lounge for four on a space-available basis
 
Each Festival Patron Pass includes two Gala Tickets.
*Requires RSVP and hard ticket for admission
**Patrons must be in their seats 15 minutes before the scheduled screening time or admittance cannot be guaranteed.

PARKING
Hollywood & Highland parking garage
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
$2 for up to four hours with theater, restaurant or shopping validation; $1 for every 20 minutes thereafter, with a daily maximum of $10

 
Santa Monica
Santa Monica City Parking Structure #4
Across the street from the theater
Prior to 6 pm, the first two hours are free; $1 for each additional half hour.
After 6 pm, there is a flat rate of $3.
 
 
GO METRO
Ride the Metro to the Hollywood/Highland Metro station.
 
FESTIVAL THEATERS
 
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood
 
Mann Chinese 6
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood
 
Laemmle's Monica 4
1332 Second St.
Santa Monica
 

FESTIVAL LOUNGES
 
Audi Suite
The Audi Suite/Bridge, AFI FEST's premier upscale lounge for Festival filmmakers and special guests, is open daily during the Festival from 6 pm to midnight, serving complimentary alcoholic beverages.

 
Cinema Lounge
The Cinema Lounge is located in the historic, newly restored Blossom Ballroom at the world-famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. A relaxed environment for Pass holders, open daily from 11 am to midnight, offering an open bar and unique special events. A great place to meet and mingle with fellow Pass holders.

The Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences Events

Academy Events Calendar - November2009
 

Events

Johnny Mercer

Performer Michael Feinstein hosts a gala tribute to prolific songwriter Johnny Mercer (“Moon River,” “That Old Black Magic” and “Hooray for Hollywood”) featuring film clips and live performances of classic Mercer songs. This event is sold out; check oscars.org for standby ticket details. > More

Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster“From Here to Eternity”
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater

This special screening of 1953’s Best Picture winner features the premiere of a new digital restoration by Sony Pictures and an onstage discussion with actor Ernest Borgnine. > More
> Order Tickets Online

 
A Century Ago: The Films of 1909 – The Stars Are Born
Monday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

Films made a hundred years ago will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. > More
> Order Tickets Online

Mary PickfordA Century Ago: The First Films of Mary Pickford
Tuesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater

The Academy celebrates the filmmaking centennial of Mary Pickford with a selection of films from her first year, including “They Would Elope,” “The Trick That Failed,” “A Midnight Adventure” and others. > More
> Order Tickets Online

 
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.“The Prisoner of Zenda”
Wednesday, December 9 at 8 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater

In commemoration of what would have been Douglas Fairbanks Jr.’s 100th birthday, Oscar-winning visual effects artist Craig Barron leads an examination of the innovative photographic and sound effects used in creating 1937’s “The Prisoner of Zenda.” > More
> Order Tickets Online

ThothOscar’s Docs, Part Five
Mondays at 7:30 p.m., October 19–November 23 at the Linwood Dunn Theater

The Oscar’s Docs series features Academy Award-winning short subject and feature-length documentaries from the awards years 1998–2003, including “Thoth,” “Twin Towers,” “Bowling for Columbine,” “The Fog of War” and more.  Many screenings include panel discussions with the filmmakers. > More
> Order Tickets Online

 
Man on Wire2009–2010 Contemporary Documentaries Series
Wednesdays at 7 p.m., September 30–December 9

The latest installment of the free Contemporary Documentary series showcases 2008 feature-length and short documentaries.  In November: “David McCullough: Painting with Words,” “Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts,” “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh” and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” > More

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen“Manhattan” (New York)
November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International

To mark the 30th anniversary of Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” the Academy presents a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.
> More
> Order Tickets Online

 
Alec RamsayBehind the Motion Picture Canvas (Bay Area)
November 6 and 8 at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

The Academy and the California Film Institute present two evenings on film formats and the filmmaking process, including an illustrated lecture and screenings of “The Black Stallion” and “Manhattan.” > More

A Century Ago: The Films of 1909 – The Stars Are Born (Bay Area)
Sunday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Films made a hundred years ago will be presented with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. > More

  

Exhibitions

007Art of the Movie Poster: Illustrated One-Sheets and Design Concepts from the Paul Crifo Archive
Open through December 13 in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery

An exhibition showcasing 1950s–‘80s movie posters and the creative process of designing them, featuring multiple poster concepts created for “Dr. No,” “The Great Escape,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Mahogany” and many other films. > More

 
Irving ThalbergIrving Thalberg: Creating the Hollywood Studio System, 1920–36
Open through December 13 in the Academy’s Fourth Floor Gallery

An exhibition on the career of Hollywood’s original “Boy Wonder,” legendary production executive Irving Thalberg, with photographs, documents, costumes and props from 1920s–‘30s movies. > More

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Ticket Information

Los Angeles
Tickets and passes for Academy events in Los Angeles may be purchased online, by mail (PDF format), or in person at the Academy box office.

The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Academy is closed most major holidays. For additional information on Academy programs in Los Angeles, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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Mike Mathis Productions is looking for interns. Mr. Mathis is an Oxy alum who produces an amazingly broad array of programming for TLC, the Discovery Channel, The Food Network, etc.  (http://mikemathisprods.com/)

It is late in the semester, but if students are interested in non-credit internships for the remainder of the semester, or for setting up a formal internship for next semester, direct a letter of interest and inquiry to Mr. Jeremy Dietrich [jdietrich@mikemathisprods.com].

If you would like to get on a PA list to be contacted when any of the shows need production assistants on shoots, send me an e-mail with your name, e-mail, and phone by Wednesday. I will compile this list and get it over to them. 

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2010 SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

DATE:                        June 6 - August 7, 2010

WHERE:                     New York, New York

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, "real world" experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures, and group discussions.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Summer Fellowship Program is competitive.  Students must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application.  For detailed eligibility information, log on to our website www.irts.org and follow the link to "College Programs" or click on the link below: http://www.irts.org/programs/sfp/sfp.html

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Faculty Art Exhibition at the Mullin Gallery

Faculty Art Exhibition at the Mullin Gallery
In Celebration of President’ Jonathan Veitch’s Inauguration
Occidental College Department of Art History and Visual Arts
Dates: October 23, - November 16

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 3-5pm
Inauguration Day: Saturday, October 24th 9am-5pm

Mullin Gallery (on the corner of Gilman Road and Coons Road, across from the President’s House)  
Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Gallery hours: Sunday 11am-4pm, 5-8pm / Monday 6-10pm / Tuesday 7-10pm / Wednesday 6-10pm

We welcome you to see recent works by:
Linda Besemer
Broderick Fox
Mary Beth Heffernan
Linda Lyke
Jason Manley
Ross Rudel
Linda Stark