FILM/SNEAK PEEK AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PAYS TRIBUTE TO NON-CONFORMIST FILMMAKERS OF '60S, '70S.
Each generation of American filmmakers would like to lay claim to being the true innovator of the art form, but American Cinematheque is giving that honor to the ultimate non-conformists, the wave-makers of the '60s and '70s.
``Celebrating the New Hollywood 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 ``THX1138.''
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 and directed by a 25-year-old Steven Spielberg.
Sunday's lineup includes a matinee of ``Bonnie and Clyde,'' 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 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, 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, 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 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.
Novice filmmaker Phyllis Stuart got shoved aside, pushed around and escorted out of the Palace and the parties of the Cannes film festival 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.
Peter Bogdanovich will speak tonight after a screening of his 1968 debut feature, ``Targets.''
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||May 19, 2000|
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