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110 Star Starred
The Silent Movie Theater
between Melrose and Clinton 611 N. Fairfax St. Hollywood, CA 90036
323-655-2510
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Dinner at Ginghas Cohen for Chinese afterward!
Movie Screenings at The Cinefamily info Mar 07 2013 star this tip starred
Amy C.
Bring a cushion for your back or behind---old, famously uncomfortable seats
Movie Screenings at The Cinefamily info Feb 05 2013 star this tip starred

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254 events
192 reviews
144 stars
attended May 27 2010

The 1st movie, "What?" left you asking that very question?? The 2nd movie, "Alice In Wonderland" was such a parody, the audience was in hysteria throughout the movie. The seats are way too uncomfortable to sit through 2 movies. Other than that,...continued

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended May 19 2010

I went to a silent movie last night for the first time. The feature and the short films before it were funny, and it was nice to experience this old way of watching movies. I particularly enjoyed the expertise of the piano player while the movies...continued

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27 reviews
35 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

This is a great venue. The management is really on top of their game. The movie choices are eclectic and fun. We took our family to see Chaplin's 1942 release of The Gold Rush. Our entire family, ages 7 - 53, were mesmerized by Chaplin's art. ...continued

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July 20-30: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
One of the ultimate landmarks in modern horror film, Tobe Hooper’s astoundingly executed dose of visceral kineticism is the gritty look at down-home cannibalism in the outskirts of the Lone Star State that became an instant smash upon its release in 1974, and was the first film to genuinely fuse avant-garde experimental filmmaking techniques to the horror genre. Shell-shocked LSD-influenced editing, dislocating setpieces staged in searingly broad daylight and grinding musique concrète on the soundtrack all elevate The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from something merely “scary” to an indelible nightmare that never fails to freak the pants off of any viewer, first-time or otherwise. As well, the brilliant bits of scenic detail make you believe you’ve seen more than you really have, creating an atmosphere of pure hell on earth, as if the actual celluloid has been soaking in the air of a slaughterhouse for far too long. Most importantly, Hooper has more on his mind than to just give you a queasy feeling — he successfully posits that, in addition to mere entertainment, horror movies can also be works of art.
Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974, DCP, 84 min.

July 26: Cannibal
Director Manuel Martín Cuenca in person!
Cannibalism pops up with fair regularity now; between the original and remake of We Are What We Are and the TV series Hannibal, it seems a particular kind of obsession/evil that we find interesting. At what point would you eat a human being? Only for survival? Rather than take a melodramatic, religious, or psycho-killer approach, _Canniba_l is a minimalist thriller, a story of love and pain, stripped of veneer and yet controlled and refined, with a incredible central performance by Antonio de la Torre. Carlos, a men’s tailor who lives a relatively isolated life in Granada, is also a cannibal, killing young, foreign women with few ties who cross his path, preparing their meat and eating, mainly alone, in his small flat. After he eats his neighbour, her sister inquires after her whereabouts. Despite himself, Carlos begins to help Nina, and a strange romance begins. The reasons behind Carlos’ gastronomic interest are never really explored; but then, do they need to be? Cannibal gives us a meditative examination of the strangeness of this particular human heart, without resorting to cheap violence, but instead presenting a meditative study in precision, pain, loneliness and redemption.” (Twitch Film)
Dir. Manuel Martín Cuenca, 2013, DCP, 116 min.

July 27 & 30: We Are the Best!
We Are The Best has gotten pretty much everyone in our entire office excited. It’s a great film for a list of reasons, but the two main ones are: 1) in an international cinematic landscape filled with coming-of-age classics about nothing but boys (The 400 Blows, Pather Panchali, etc.), this is one of the best female-driven coming-of-age stories we’ve ever seen; 2) out of the many, many films about punk rock to hit the screen over the decades (and trust us, we’ve seen many), this is one of the very best. Filmmaker Lukas Moodysson has crafted what might be the best look into middle school-dom in recent memory, perfectly capturing how 13-year-old outcast girls would react to indifferent parents, sleepy snow-covered towns offering little to do, alcohol, parties, forming a band with no previous experience, and how to deal with each other when boys get thrown into the mix. Best of all, We Are The Best never panders to either punk or femme stereotypes, instead giving us one of the strongest groups of teenage characters since John Hughes’ heyday.
Dir. Lukas Moodysson, 2013, DCP, 102 min.