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September 2015

Humoresque & The Nth Commandment

September 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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$12

Humoresque  (1920) Director Frank Borzage scored his first major hit with this Frances Marion adaptation of a story by Fannie Hurst about an impoverished Jewish violin prodigy whose success allows him to marry his sweetheart and move his family out of the ghetto.  When the U.S. enters WWI, however, he joins the fight with tragic consequences—until love shows him the way. Production: Cosmopolitan Productions.  Distribution: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures.  Director: Frank Borzage.  Based on the story “Humoresque” by Fannie…

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La Boheme

September 26, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles , CA 90028 United States
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Art Deco Society Of Los Angeles Historic Lecture Series 2015 “The Elegance of Erté” Presentation / LA BOHEME Co-presented by the American Cinematheque with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles From the aristocratic world of Imperial Russia to the opera houses of Europe and the lights of Broadway, the designer Erté created costumes, theater sets and extraordinarily detailed paintings that are today treasured by private collectors and museums alike. Nicknamed “the father of Art Deco,” he designed for the…

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October 2015

Maldone

October 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Maldone  (France, 1928)  One of director Jean Grémillon's earliest successes, Maldone sets up an internalized class conflict in the person of Olivier Maldone, who prefers a working-class existence to the comforts of his wealthy family.  Summoned home at the death of his brother to assume control of the family estate, he dutifully returns, but cannot forget his life outside, or the "gypsy" Zita, whom he left behind. 35mm, b/w, silent with French and English intertitles, 102 min.  Production: La Société…

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peninsula Center Library, 701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 United States
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Don't miss your chance to see this spooky classic with special live accompaniment featuring the Theremin.

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November 2015

The Silent Treatment Presents – Tumbleweeds

November 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90036 United States
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$12

Clouds of dust, the clattering of hooves, hundreds of covered wagons huddled together, and BOOM! The cannon is fired. Settlers are released, clamoring for their first slice of the American West, in a flurry of chaos and anticipation. It’s 1893 on the Kansas-Oklahoma border, the site of the Cherokee Strip Land Run, and Don—William S. Hart in his final role—a cowhand and self-described tumbleweed, torn by love and ideology, embroiled in legal troubles, is plagued by the twin temptations of…

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This is the City: Symposium Day 2

November 14, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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$15

A day-long series of discussions and screenings.  Coffee and refreshments will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. and throughout the day. Complete Schedule Download a PDF of the symposium schedule  > Symposium Pass The symposium is open to the public with a special $15 pass granting access to all discussions and screenings on both Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14.  Passes can be purchase online, or at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on November…

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Ephemera(l) City: Los Angeles in Travelogues, Industrial Films & Amateur Movies

November 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Booster dreams and noirish visions comingle in tonight’s program covering almost 60 years of Los Angeles history as seen through a selection of travelogues, industrial films and amateur movies.  Between the Ford Motor Company’s silent-era portrait of a booming young metropolis and the DWP’s early 1970s promotion of an imminent, water-drenched Pacific Rim economic explosion, street-level views of Depression-era Downtown and the end of the Pacific Electric railway capture the ever-shifting landscapes and fortunes of the city. Live musical accompaniment…

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December 2015

Tillie’s Punctured Romance and Safety Last

December 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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$10

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with the British Film Institute and in consultation with Bo Berglund with funding provided by The Film Foundation, UK Film Council, and Saving the Silents, a Save America's Treasures project organized by the National Film Preservation Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Parks Service, Department of the Interior. Tillie's Punctured Romance  (1914)  For this first feature-length comedy film ever, Marie Dressler, a triumph in the stage version…

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THE SILENT TREATMENT Presents Tess of the Storm Country

December 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90036 United States
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$12

Tess of the Storm Country is a 1914 silent drama, based on the 1909 novel of the same name by Grace Miller White. It starred Mary Pickford, in a role she would reprise eight years later for the 1922 adaptation by John S. Robertson. In 2006, the film was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress, for its "cultural, aesthetic, or historical significance". Dir. Edwin S. Porter, 1914, HD Digital Presentation, 80 min.  

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March 2017

UCLA Festival of Preservation

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90024 United States
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Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by New York Women in Film & Television's Women's Film Preservation Trust and The Film Foundation Tramp Strategy  (1911) A mischievous vagabond infiltrates a bourgeois household in this newly discovered one-reel comedy by the pioneering female director Alice Guy. 35mm, tinted, silent with Dutch intertitles, approx. 12 min.  Director: Alice Guy.  Production/Distribution: Solax Film Company. Restored from a 35mm nitrate tinted print in association with the EYE Filmmuseum, Netherlands and…

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