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FILM/SNEAK PEEK AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PAYS TRIBUTE TO NON-CONFORMIST FILMMAKERS OF '60S, '70S.



Byline: - Valerie Kuklenski

Each generation of American filmmakers would like to lay claim to being the true innovator of the art form, but American Cinematheque The American Cinematheque is an independent, non-profit cultural organization in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Image in all its forms. It is considered among the premier organizations of its kind in America.  is giving that honor to the ultimate non-conformists, the wave-makers of the '60s and '70s.

``Celebrating the New Hollywood New Hollywood or post-classical Hollywood refers to the brief time between roughly 1967 (Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate) and 1982 (One from the Heart  of the 1960s and 1970s,'' this weekend through June 18, runs the gamut from small-budget, indie-ish films such as tonight's ``Medium Cool'' by Haskell Wexler to star-studded critical darlings such as ``The Godfather'' and ``Chinatown.''

Director Peter Bogdanovich is slated to talk tonight after a 9:45 p.m. screening of his debut feature, ``Targets.'' It's on a double bill with George Lucas' first film, the futuristic ``THX A design system that provides realistic sound playback for movie and home theater from THX, Ltd., San Rafael, CA (www.thx.com), an independent spin-off from Lucasfilm, Ltd. The THX Sound System was developed during the production of the Return of the Jedi in 1982 and named after George 1138.''

Saturday night's double feature pairs hot-rod-to-hell adventure ``The Vanishing Point'' with ``Duel,'' a made-for-TV action movie starring Dennis Weaver William Dennis Weaver (June 4 1924 — February 24 2006) was an Emmy Award-winning actor and was an American television actor, best known for his roles as sidekick Chester Goode from 1955 to 1964 on TV's first "adult Western" Gunsmoke  and directed by a 25-year-old Steven Spielberg Noun 1. Steven Spielberg - United States filmmaker (born in 1947)
Spielberg
.

Sunday's lineup includes a matinee of ``Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde
 in full Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow

(born March 24, 1909, Telico, Texas, U.S.—died May 23, 1934, near Gibsland, La.) (born Oct. 1, 1910, Rowena, Texas, U.S.—died May 23, 1934, near Gibsland, La.) U.S. criminals.
,'' Arthur Penn's blood-soaked depiction of gangsters in love in the 1930s, and an evening double feature of Francis Ford Coppola's ``You're a Big Boy Now'' and Brian De Palma's ``Hi, Mom!'' Upcoming titles include Monte Hellman's ``Two-Lane Blacktop,'' William Friedkin's ``The French Connection,'' Lucas' ``American Graffiti,'' Terrence Malick's ``Badlands'' and Michael Cimino's ``The Deer Hunter.''

American Cinematheque calls the series ``the first comprehensive restrospective of the New Hollywood ever mounted,'' but acknowledges it is far from complete, noting such influential directors as Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick Noun 1. Stanley Kubrick - United States filmmaker (born in 1928)
Kubrick
 and John Cassavetes are not represented. So there probably is no point in calling to complain about omissions and oversights.

However, calls are welcome at (323) 466-3456 for more information about tickets and showtimes. All screenings are at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Information also is available online at www.egyptiantheatre.com.

Of 'Pride' and 'Lust'

Oscar-winning art director Cedric Gibbons Famous people named Gibbons include:
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  • Cedric Gibbons (1893–1960), American art director
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, head of MGM's art department for 32 years, is the focus of tonight's ``Academy Standards'' program at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The 1940 version of Jane Austen's ``Pride and Prejudice,'' starring Greer Garson Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson, CBE (September 29, 1904 - April 6, 1996) was an Academy Award-winning English actress very popular during the World War II years and was the leading lady in many pictures with Walter Pidgeon. , Laurence Olivier and Ann Rutherford, will be shown in the academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 7 p.m., followed by the Vincent Van Gogh biography ``Lust for Life,'' starring Kirk Douglas as the troubled painter.

Gibbons and Paul Groesse won the Academy Award for black-and-white art direction for ``Pride and Prejudice,'' while Gibbons and five others were nominated for color art direction for ``Lust for Life.''

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for academy members. They may be purchased in advance at the academy during business hours BUSINESS HOURS. The time of the day during which business is transacted. In respect to the time of presentment and demand of bills and notes, business hours generally range through the whole day down to the hours of rest in the evening, except when the paper is payable it a bank or by a  or at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. The motion picture academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Cannes do

Novice filmmaker Phyllis Stuart got shoved aside, pushed around and escorted out of the Palace and the parties of the Cannes film festival Cannes Film Festival

Film festival held annually in Cannes, France. First held in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the festival came to provide a rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies.
 in 1997, a rebel without a pass.

But she was undaunted and used the experience to make ``I Think I Cannes,'' a 70-minute film she likens to Michael Moore's ``Roger & Me.''

``I got kicked out everywhere,'' Stuart said. ``I'd get invited in, and then I'd get kicked out. France is so much about the caste system. There's no American pioneer spirit - let's get a barn and put on a show - none of that. And that's how the festival is run.''

Stuart's mock documentary is being screened 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday as a benefit for her upcoming WinFemme Film Festival, which focuses on films with women in lead roles.

``I Think I Cannes'' is playing at Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatres, 8000 W. Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (310) 996-0267 or go to www.laemmle.com on the Web.

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