6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Thursday, October 6 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: New Digital Restoration of the Uncut Theatrical Version! Pre-Code Horror! ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, 1932, Universal, 70 min. Director Erle C. Kenton adapted H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau into one of the classic Pre-Code horror shockers. Originally released by Paramount to compete with Universal’s monster menagerie, ironically Universal now owns the rights. Seaman Richard Arlen is marooned on vivisectionist Charles Laughton’s private isle, where he has developed a race of subhumans from various wild animals in his "House of Pain." An old-school chiller that remains scary to this day. Bela Lugosi is the ringleader of the beast-men. With Kathleen Burke as Lota, the Panther Woman. "…a remarkably powerful film." – Time Out (London) [Blu Ray]
Pre-Code Horror! DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, 1931, Warner Bros., 97 min. Although it’s not as nuanced as the later Spencer Tracy version, many people prefer this Pre-Code shocker. Fredric March won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance, going way over the top with facial tics and bestial mannerisms in his Hyde persona, coming off like an urbane, simian werewolf with the gift of speech. Miriam Hopkins is the unfortunate barmaid Ivy, and Rose Hobart is Muriel, Dr. Jekyll’s devoted fiancée. Director Rouben Mamoulian and cinematographer Karl Struss make revolutionary use of the camera, doing things way ahead of their time in movement, point of view and editing, endowing many sequences with a fluid feel in what is essentially a set-bound piece. The characters of Muriel (Beatrix in the Tracy version) and her father did not appear in Stevenson’s original story, but were invented later by playwright T.R. Sullivan in an 1887 stage adaptation. [35mm]
John Landis will introduce the double feature. Book signing of Landis’ Monsters in the Movies at 6:30 PM in the Egyptian lobby.

Thursday, October 6 – 7:30 PM
[Spielberg] NAVIGATING THE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD, 180 min. For most emerging filmmakers, the goal of launching a film on the film festival circuit begins with one singular dream: SUNDANCE! But what lies beyond Sundance for you and your film? In this informative seminar, film festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former director of programming for the Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International ShortsFest) offers filmmakers practical skills for navigating the world of film festivals to maximum effect. $12 Member, $15 Student/Senior, $20 General

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 1, 2011