Special Events-March 2012

Damsels In Distress (free sneak preview, Whit Stillman and Analeigh Tipton in person!)

Whit Stillman in person!
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3/18/2012 - 8PM

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

Pioneering indie filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days Of Disco) returns to the screen with Damsels In Distress, his first new feature in over a decade, starring Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody and Aubrey Plaza! Whit Stillman and star Analeigh Tipton will be at the Cinefamily for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Whit Stillman, 2012, 35mm, 99 min.

“Making a welcome return to helming after a long sabbatical, Stillman proves he still knows how to write crackling, articulate dialogue for quirky preppie characters whom he loves laughing at as much as with. Dedicated to making Seven Oaks U. (their alma mater) a more fragrant and pleasant place, sweet-natured Violet (Greta Gerwig) and her friends seek to combat the Neanderthal male populace’s body-odor problem by promoting good hygiene, and stoically accept it’s their lot in life to date frat boys far more stupid and less good-looking than themselves. Positively boiling with sharp, almost casually dispensed zingers…Stillman’s screenplay is a thing of beauty. Comic timing is likewise right on the money, but in a largely self-effacing, quietly efficient way that recalls the old-school craftsmen of Hollywood’s golden age, like Howard Hawks in a breezy mood. A film that raises laughs even with its end credits, Stillman’s whimsical campus comedy is an utter delight.” — Leslie Felperin, Variety


Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

Watch the trailer for “Damsels In Distress”!
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An Afternoon with Jon Jost (feat. Angel City)

One of modern indie cinema's founding fathers!
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3/17/2012 - 5PM
Co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum

For decades, Jon Jost has remained one of our country’s most radical, experimental and truly independent filmmakers — and a revelatory font of boundless cinematic energy. Having worked constantly from the mid-’60s up through to today, Jost has worked outside the mainstream filmmaking apparatus to write, direct, photograph, produce and edit a landmark body of docs, fiction features and essay films that pierce through our collective soul, and question the very foundation of our alienated American experience. Join us as we probe Jon’s mind in an in-depth Q&A session about his one-of-a-kind whirlwind international filmmaking career, followed by a rare screening of Angel City, one of his very first features (and a fantastic Los Angeles time capsule to boot.) In an inventive and playful post-Godardian neo-noir riff, Angel City’s loose narrative gives us both the satisfying shape of a hardboiled detective fiction, and a densely-layered lasagna of Hollywood trope mockery, gleefully disruptive textual asides and pure love for the cinematic form.
Angel City Dir. Jon Jost, 1977, HD presentation, 75 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Angel City”!

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (special midnight show!)

Brain-squeezing sights, preposterous punchlines!
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3/10/2012 - MIDNITE

“A cult classic in the making that features sounds and images never before seen in a commercial American film…[it] begins by going to far, then just keeps on going.” — Nathan Rabin, A/V Club

Leaping off from TV’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, it’s an all-new feature film from the twisted minds of cult comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim! Tim and Eric are given a billion dollars to make a movie, but squander every dime — and the sinister Schlaaang corporation is pissed. Their lives at stake, the duo skip town; when they happen upon a chance to rehabilitate a bankrupt mall full of vagrants, bizarre stores and a man-eating wolf that stalks the food court, they see dollar signs — a billion of them. Full of brainpan-squeegeeing visuals and preposterous punchlines, B$M also features cameos from a bevy of Awesome Show weirdo regulars alongside apperances by Will Farrell, Robert Loggia, John C. Reilly, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte and Zack Galifianakis!
Dirs. Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim, 2012, HD presentation, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”!
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The Raid: Redemption (free sneak & afterparty, director in person!)

The brand-new Indonesian genre madhouse!
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3/8/2012 - 8PM

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

The brand-new Indonesian genre madhouse that’s taken Asian audiences by storm, and that will rip your face off with its ultra-gory, uber-intense and unbelievably relentless action blitz!  Special Forces member Rama arrives with his team at a huge decrepit safe house, on a secret mission to remove its notorious drug lord owner.  When the mission goes horribly awry, the building’s hordes of criminal underworld tenants converge to wipe out Rama & Co., forcing the cops to fight their way through every floor and every room in increasingly insane and visceral ways using the art of Silat (the ancient Indonesian combat system that will quickly become your new favorite kind of ass-kicking!)  Combining the pulse-pounding siege action of Assault On Precinct 13, the non-stop flowing kineticism of a dystopian shoot-em-up video game and the most super-skillful bash-the-teeth-right-outta-your-head martial arts madness you’ve ever seen, The Raid kicked our brains in when we caught it at Sundance just a few weeks ago, and is the best goddamned action movie you’ve seen IN YEARS. Director Gareth Evans will be here for a Q&A after the film — and join us for an afterparty on the Cinefamily back patio after the screening!
Dir. Gareth Huw Evans, 2011, 100 min.


Tickets – free admission (first-come, first-serve with registration)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve). To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. One registration per person. All current Cinefamily members get first entry. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat. Early arrival is highly recommended. Doors will open 30 min. before showtime. No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

Watch the trailer for “The Raid”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Seussapalooza! (feat. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T)

A Splendiferous Seussian Birthday!
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3/3/2012 - 1PM

1:00pm – a selection of Dr. Seuss 16mm animations!
2:30pm – The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

What wondiferous news! It’s coming, it’s near — the good Dr. Seuss’ good birthday is here! Join us this afternoon as we celebrate, as the Doc turns a whopping one hundred — plus eight! We’ll fill the screen with a bevy of beloved creations: a feast of 16mm animations from his magical world of infinite reaches, full of cats-in-hats, zax, green eggs, lorax and sneeches!
And we don’t know about you (though we hope that we do), but we’re weary of seeing such Seussdoms get plundered (particularly one oh-so-currently Once-Ler’d!). We’ll be keeping it vintage today, with films to which the real Seuss gave “the OK”. Then once we’ve been sated with the Seusstoons we’ll see – it’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (‘53). It’s the only live-action film which The Dr. lent his hand — it’s incredible, colorful, groovy and grand. Rollerskate-wearing twins who are joined at the beard, a nefarious piano profs and his blue goons (so weird!), and musical numbers that have aged wonderfully — it’s the only Seuss feature you may need ever see. So come toast with Who-goblets and share that green ham at the Seussapalooza with your Cinefam’!
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Dir. Roy Rowland, 1953, 35mm, 89 min.

Watch “The Thneed Shop” from the animated version of “The Lorax”!
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Watch the trailer for “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T”!
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