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.
Ondi Timoner’s incredible “We Live in Public,” winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will arrive in theatres through Abramorama Films this September.
The latest film from indie wunderkind Lisa Cholodenko will begin shooting later this month with a trio of Oscar-nominated actors.
TCM’s latest edition of Race in Hollywood, an ongoing series of retrospectives that examines ethnic representation in American cinema, turns its focus to the Latin community and the depiction (good, bad and otherwise) of its people by the Hollywood perspective. The month-long series runs Tuesday and Thursday nights May 5th – May 28th beginning at 5 p.m. (PST).
Wednesday, April 29th at 8:00 PM, the Arclight in Hollywood will be showing comic genius Billy Wilder’s masterpiece as part of their Screen Sirens series. The 1959 farce (considered by many as the funniest film ever made) stars Marilyn Monroe in what is possibly her most enjoyable role, and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon performing in drag with a verve and gusto unmatched before or since.
For the past seven years, the Big Apple has been home of the the best U.S.-based Asian Film Festival, and based on the 19 just-announced titles that will be a part of the 2009 festival, there is no doubt this year’s festival will be as joyful and sorrowful as years past.