This Saturday August 1st, the Cinespia Film Society will be screening director Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy classic at the historic outdoor venue where movies are presented on the side of the cemetery’s mausoleum while the audience sits among the graves of Hollywood’s former luminaries.
If you were going to see a movie projected on a mausoleum while surrounded by the graves and tombs of Hollywood’s deceased elite, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery would be the place to see it. And the “Bride of Frankenstein” would be the film to see.
On Monday, the 20th of July, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be screening “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” as part of the ongoing 70th Anniversary celebration of the Best Picture nominees of 1939. The screening will be at the Beverly Hills Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 7:30PM.
Terry Gilliam was the last guest of the “In Conversation Series” hosted by the American Pavilion at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The director of “Brazil,” “The Fisher King” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” talked about his past, present and future, as well as “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” with and without Heath Ledger.
Eli Roth (“Cabin Fever,” “Hostel”) took time from his Cannes promotional schedule to speak at the American Pavilion’s Roger Ebert Conference Center last Tuesday and captured the audience’s attention with many inspiring tales.
Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenabar (“The Others”) takes a less than impressive turn with an historical drama staring Rachel Weisz as an atheist philosopher in 391AD.