AFI & SKIRBALL invite YOU to meet some of Hollywood’s most important filmmakers at…
Cinema’s Legacy: How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers
A monthly series presented at the Skirball Cultural Center in conjunction with the American Film Institute, featuring acclaimed guests screening & discussing the films that have influenced their careers.
THIS MONTH (FRIDAY, JUNE 30):
The pioneering independent writer/director/producer
offers his personal insights on one of the most colorful careers in Hollywood history…
Presenting the film noir classic starring Bogie & Bacall
THE BIG SLEEP
1946 114MIN 35MM
DIR Howard Hawks based on the novel by Raymond Chandler
CAST Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers, John Ridgely
(LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, BUCKET OF BLOOD, FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER and author of How I Made 100 Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost A Dime)
Live and in person to discuss the film and its influence on his work,
and answer your questions about his maverick career.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 7:00 PM—
At the Skirball Cultural Center
Beer and Wine at 7pm., movie at 7:30
$10 public/$8 members/$6 students
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90049
_Tel: (310) 440-4500, www.skirball.org
Don't fear the traffic! Take the scenic traffic-free route via Mulholland Drive. It's simply beautiful and so easy.
ON ROGER CORMAN:
Corman began his career in 1953 as a producer and screenwriter, and began directing in 1955. Until his so-called "retirement" as a director in 1971 (he continued to produce films even after this date) he would produce up to seven movies a year; his fastest film was perhaps The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), which was reputedly shot in two days and one night.
Roger Corman’s eye for talent and unique abilities as a mentor have launched a number of stellar careers. Graduates of the “Corman film school” include producers Jon Davison and Gale Anne Hurd; writers and writer/directors Robert Towne and John Sayles; actors Sandra Bullock, Charles Bronson, Robert DeNiro, Peter Fonda, Diane Ladd, Jack Nicholson, William Shatner, Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone and directors Peter Bogdanovich, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Joe Dante, Jonathan Demme, Carl Franklin, Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese.
ON “THE BIG SLEEP” (1946):
Director Howard Hawks transforms one of Raymond Chandler's best hard-boiled detective mysteries transformed into a film noir classic. It is a complex, logic-defying whodunit with a quintessential private detective (Marlowe), false leads, unforgettable dialogue and wisecracks, raw-edged characters, sexy women, tough action, gunplay, a series of electrifying scenes and screen violence, starring one of the most seductive on-screen couples, Bogie and Bacall.
ABOUT CINEMA'S LEGACY:
How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers
The Skirball Cultural Center and the American Film Institute continue a monthly series of conversations exploring the influences and inspiration of film's greatest producers, directors, writers, actors, and other moving picture artists. Acclaimed guests screen work they credit with inspiring their art and discuss the great films and filmmakers who have influenced their careers.
COMING IN JULY!!!!!!
• On Tuesday, July 11
OLIVER STONE presents Costa-Gavras “Z”
event and Oliver Stone Q&A moderated by Leonard Maltin!
For more information:
The Skirball Cultural Center and the American Film Institute continue a monthly series of conversations exploring the films that have influenced the cinema’s greatest creative contributors
Official Website: http://www.skirball.org
Added by ladexla on June 16, 2006