Special Events-April 2014

Trailers In Love (presented by the Academy Film Archive)

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4/24/2014 - 7:30PM

Presented by the ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE

Another fab vintage compendium of wild ‘n cool movie trailers from across the decades — all presented on 35mm, thanks to the tireless preservation and curation by our good friends at the Academy Film Archive! As the airy comforts of spring leisurely roll in, our minds turn to that funny feeling that goes by many names: love, passion, yearning, romance, carnal knowledge… Natch, Cinefamily’s thoughts immediately turn to overheated soapy melodramas, wrongheaded romantic pairings, old-school “white coater” docs, arthouse amour, mondo excursions into strange erotica, Charles Bronson gone a-courtin’, sensual computers, wicked delinquents, lavender lust — AND PUPPIES AND KITTIES. Tonight’s show (drawn from the world’s largest 35mm trailer collection) gives you a red-blooded dose of the most deliriously enchanted pre-show entertainments from the last several decades — many of which haven’t been seen since they originally screened in theaters. This will pretty much be the only time EVER that all these rare trailers will be gathered in one place — so all cinemaniacs should make this show a priority! Prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive, with special thanks to the Packard Humanities Institute. Plus, DJ Steen (Origami Vinyl) will be here to spin tunes before the show!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Trailers In Love”!

The History of Silent Porn (feat. release party for Black Francis' & Josh Frank's "The Good Inn"!)

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4/18/2014 - 8PM

Co-presented by BOOK SOUP

From the very first moments that rolls of celluloid film cranked through silent-era motion picture cameras, moviemakers with a taste for the erotic (which means an awfully large number of them) were quick to capture indelible, impish and inquiring images of titillation. Animated and live-action, European and American, narrative and (ahem) straight-up reportage, the possibilities for silent stag films of all types were endless — as Pixies frontman Black Francis and his co-collaborator Josh Frank explore with glee in their brand-new illustrated novel “The Good Inn”. In celebration of this visually arresting work about art, conflict and the origins of a certain type of cinema, tonight we present dramatic readings from “The Good Inn” (featuring special guest actors), as well as a guided tour through the underground playground of vintage silent pornography: a sampler of naughty filmic amuse-bouches that’ll tickle deviants and schoolmarms alike.

Watch the trailer for “The History of Silent Porn”!

MAYSLES TRIBUTE/MEMBERS-ONLY: What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (50th Anniversary, Albert Maysles in person!)

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4/13/2014 - 7:30PM

Albert Maysles in person! The most seismic events in modern American life can be traced back to single culture-altering calendar days of the Sixties: the day Man landed on the moon, the day JFK was shot, the day Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered “I Have A Dream” — and the day the Beatles first touched down on U.S. soil, ostensibly to play on The Ed Sullivan Show, but really to open the floodgates on our permanent obsession with all things boppin’ and British. Fifty years ago, on 2/7/64, the Beatles arrived in New York City — and lucky for fans of all ages, documentarians extraordinare Albert and David Maysles (the incredible minds behind Grey Gardens) were there to capture all the wonderful clowning, anticipation and frenzy surrounding their whirlwind five-day visit. From the crazed airport reception to unguarded moments inside the Plaza Hotel (including a brief glimpse of Lennon messing about with a proto version of “Strawberry Fields Forever” on a melodica), What’s Happening vaults over remaining a mere historical document to becoming a highly insightful prime example of the Maysles’ ability to capture candid gold anywhere they went.
Dir. Albert & David Maysles, 1964, digital presentation, 81 min.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

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Watch an excerpt from the behind-the-scenes doc on “What’s Happening!”, featuring rare outtakes from the shoot!
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MAYSLES TRIBUTE WEEKEND: Maysles Rarities & Ephemera (Albert Maysles in person!)

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4/12/2014 - 7PM

“When Jean-Luc Godard calls you ‘the best American cameraman,’ as he did of Albert [Maysles], you know you’re onto something.” — Martin Schneider, Dangerous Minds

“When you first meet a subject, if your gaze is an empathetic one, you’re all set.” — Albert Maysles

Albert Maysles in person for a career-spanning Q&A! Today, viewing works of the pioneering duo Albert and David Maysles — in the age of reality TV, Snapchat and so many other forms of readily available documentation — is a liberating, emotional experience. They were two of the first filmmakers to bring feature-length non-fiction movies to the screen, with the triumph and tragedy of the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter, the zany eccentricity of Grey Gardens, and the quiet human zoo of Salesman. And, their uncompromising “Direct Cinema” approach to capturing life as close to “real” as possible, without scripts, pre-planned scenarios or narration (in response to the French cinema vérité movement) spawned generations of worshipful followers. These keen observers of life’s rich pageant remain some of Cinefamily’s most absolute favorite film artists — and tonight we pay tribute with a selection of extremely rare, knockout Maysles shorts from the vaults, including Meet Marlon Brando (a shockingly hilarious 1965 account of Brando’s attention-wandering time spent on the press junket circuit) and Experiment On 114th Street (a gritty time capsule of a NYC ghetto block undergoing rehabilitation.)

Watch an excerpt from “Meet Marlon Brando”!
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SID CAESAR TRIBUTE: Ten From Your Show of Shows (4/5, encore)

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4/5/2014 - 9PM

“Sid’s was the show to which all comedy writers aspired. It was the place to be.” — Steve Allen

All hail Caesar — and Coca, and Reiner, and Morris! This past February, the worlds of television and comedy lost one of the most titanic talents in their collective history: Sid Caesar, the actor/writer/musician at the center of the single funniest TV show of the entire 1950s. Your Show Of Shows, the pre-eminent sketch comedy force on the early Tube, was adult, complex, true to life, and was phenomenally well-written by such future luminaries as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. Alongside players-of-1000-faces Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca and Howard Morris (who all mastered rubbery broad strokes and minute details of characterization in equal measure), Caesar nailed his comedic craft in almost every sketch the show ever aired. Come pay tribute to the master, and the show that brought him to the masses, with Ten From Your Show Of Shows, a feature-length compendium of the program’s most hilarious moments.
Dir. Max Liebman, 1973, 35mm, 92 min. (Print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive)

Watch the classic “Recital” sketch from “Your Show Of Shows”!
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SID CAESAR TRIBUTE: Ten From Your Show of Shows (4/4, hosted by Mel Brooks!)

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4/4/2014 - 8PM

“Sid’s was the show to which all comedy writers aspired. It was the place to be.” — Steve Allen

All hail Caesar — and Coca, and Reiner, and Morris! This past February, the worlds of television and comedy lost one of the most titanic talents in their collective history: Sid Caesar, the actor/writer/musician at the center of the single funniest TV show of the entire 1950s. Your Show Of Shows, the pre-eminent sketch comedy force on the early Tube, was adult, complex, true to life, and was phenomenally well-written by such future luminaries as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. Alongside players-of-1000-faces Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca and Howard Morris (who all mastered rubbery broad strokes and minute details of characterization in equal measure), Caesar nailed his comedic craft in almost every sketch the show ever aired. Come pay tribute to the master, and the show that brought him to the masses, with Ten From Your Show Of Shows, a feature-length compendium of the program’s most hilarious moments. Tonight’s screening is hosted by Mel Brooks — WOW!!!!
Dir. Max Liebman, 1973, 35mm, 92 min. (Print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive)

Watch the classic “Recital” sketch from “Your Show Of Shows”!
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