Locals Only! Showcase of Short Films by Los Angeles Residents
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The last date listed for Local Shorts: Showcase of Short Films by L.A. Residents was Wednesday July 13, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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American Cinematheque screens producer/star Douglas Fairbanks' 1927 swashbuckler The Gaucho, with live musical accompaniment, followed by a fascinating discussion of the film's magnificent art direction and its influence on another filmmaker, Gene Kelly. Carl Oscar Borg's enormous set was built to be both visually striking and to withstand Fairbanks action-filled stunts, which inspired Kelly's production design as a director. Not only will you see the full, fun Fairbanks movie, in which he plays an amoral Bandit King in the Andes, but you'll also see a clip reel featuring excerpts from Fairbanks' other adventure films, as well as Kelly's work in The Pirate, The Three Musketeers and Singin' in the Rain. Professor John Tibbetts of the University of Kansas (author of Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century) and special guest Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's widow and biographer, will delve into the relationship between set design and dance and stunt choreography, in a panel moderated by John Muto, the founder of the Art Directors Guild Film Society. Learn More
Films scheduled for screening:
Beth Dewey’s The Agency (USA, 6 min.) **
An addict in recovery takes a turn down a slippery slope.
**Christina Choe’s The Cross (USA, 9 min.)
**A striking story about a vigilante rancher and an illegal immigrant.
Theo Stafanski’s Idle Worship and Doppelganger (USA, 9 min.) *
These dark, visually arresting pieces were shot on 35mm film in the spirit of Ray Harryhausen.
**Ozzy Villazon’s Silencio Fuerte (USA, 22 min.)
**Gritty, powerful drama about a self-destructive, angry Latina who needs to leave her violent mother, but only goes deeper into darkness trying to get out.
Kevan Peterson’s The Super Holidays (USA, 8 min.) *
Using the power of giving, love, thanks and knowledge, four kids try to maintain peace in the town of Harbor Lights, while battling their nemesis Evil Jack, who happens to live next door.
Christine Berg’s Get Some (USA, 13 min.) *
Private Barnes is a young Marine on his first tour in Iraq. His mission: Find the enemy that is implanting Improvised Explosive Devices on donkeys.
Gabriela Tollman’s I Have Sinned (Gonah Kardam) (USA, 9 min.)
An Iranian woman confronts the violent consequences of her secret love affair. Based on the poem “The Sin” by Forough Farrokhzad.
**Dennis Hauck’s Sunday Punch (USA, 18 min.)
**A stylish noir set in the boxing world with a whip-smart female protagonist (Dichen Lachman). Program compiled by Andrew P. Crane.
Discussion to follow with filmmakers Beth Dewey, Christina Choe, Theo Stafanski, Ozzy Villazon, Kevan Peterson, Christine Berg, Gabriella Tollman and Dennis Hauck.
About the Ticket Supplier: American Cinematheque
The American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque presents the best of film and video – ranging form the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form.