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Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theatre
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!
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Bring a cushion for your back or behind---old, famously uncomfortable seats
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254 events
194 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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August 17-21, 2014: Leos Carax’s Boy Meets Girl
The definitive document of ‘80s underground French cinema, Boy Meets Girl was the exhilarating and tumultuously romantic debut by Leos Carax (the huge talent behind 2012’s Holy Motors), a precocious and passionate 23-year-old cineaste soon to become his homeland’s leading bête noire and monstre sacré. Pairing the laconic, monochrome slapstick of Jim Jarmusch with a larger-than-life stylistic panache, Carax’s experimental melodrama stars Denis Lavant as a compulsive loafer whose post-breakup meanderings through nocturnal Paris draw him into the orbit of depressive beauty Mireille — whom he meets at a surreal house party, among astronauts and actresses, while she hides on the verge of suicide in the bathroom. In sequences both absurdly comic and profoundly romantic, these two unstable outcasts share Alex’s last moments of freedom together on the eve of his Army conscription. Culminating in a cataclysmic, violently poetic grand guignol finale, Boy Meets Girl is an essential page from the book of doomed French love; whether you’re tracing backwards from Desplechin or forwards from Godard, no history of cinematic amour fou is complete without it. Dir. Leos Carax, 1984, DCP, 100 min.

August 20-26, 2014: Monty Python Live (Mostly)
The O2 Arena, London, July 2014. Forty-five years after their first debut on BBC, the members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (our eternal comedy heroes John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam — along with the late Graham Chapman appearing in archival clips) bid their final farewell to the world as a comedy troupe, in a series of heartrending reunion concerts. Get ready for all the singing, silly walks and strange voices you could ever want, as Cinefamily brings you the filmed record of the Pythons’ final performance! This “blissfully profane mix of their most popular songs and sketches” (Variety) will bring a tear to your eye, fill your heart with joy, and make you feel like a kid again. When’s the last time a bunch of oddball septuagenarians ever did that for ya?! Dir. Eric Idle, 2014, DCP, 145 min.

August 22-27, 2014: Los Angeles Plays Itself
As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come. Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.