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    Special Events-June 2012 | The Cinefamily

    6/15 - 7:30PM $12/free for members Two of the greatest pop soundtracks of the 1970s — both written by Cinefamily special guest of honor Paul Williams, whom we celebrate with a tribute concert to Phantom Of The Paradise on Saturday, June 16th!)

    The Muppet Movie – 7:30pm
    It’s the most sensational, celebrational, Muppet-tational film of all time — it’s The Muppet Movie! Beautifully distilling decades’ worth of artistry from Jim Henson & Co., this shaggy ‘70s road movie origin story delights in sending Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and the whole family of weirdos out in the real world for the very first time. Here, they hilariously collide with a cavalcade of super-stoked celebrities (everyone from Elliott Gould and Steve Martin to Richard Pryor and Orson Welles, all genuinely excited at their chance to press the felt on the big screen) in a film which succeeds at being more fun than humanly possible, whether you’re age nine or ninety. The real glue that holds this whole fuzzy, beautiful thing together: Paul Williams’ ebullient, highly-singable, pun-stuffed and endearingly sentimental songs (who thought Gonzo would deliver their feature debut’s most touching number?). These melodic, catchy and classic pop compositions feel perfectly at home with The Muppets, whose television songbook up to that point consisted of showtunes, vaudeville ditties, folk stompers and twists on contemporary pop. Williams would still be legendary even if his legacy consisted solely of The Muppet Movie’s soundtrack, which gave the world (and Karen Carpenter) “The Rainbow Connection”, which perfectly captured Henson’s creative-utopian ethos with the words “Life’s like a movie — write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. We’ve done just what we set out to do. Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you.”
    The Muppet Movie Dir. James Frawley, 1979, 35mm, 95 min.

    Phantom of the Paradise – 9:30pm
    Going for broke as if his life depended on it, Brian De Palma created the single greatest rock musical of the 1970s with Phantom of the Paradise, a frenzied collage of music, horror, style and satire that still astounds first-time viewers, and deeply satisfies hardcore fans. Aided by Paul Williams’ spine-tingly catchy tunes, this tongue-in-cheek melding of the “Faust” and “Phantom Of The Opera” legends emits white-hot energy as it ping-pongs between a wronged songwriter-turned-disfigured-phantom (Sisters’ William Finley), a golden-voiced ingenue (Suspiria’s Jassica Harper), a gay rock star (Gerrit Graham) and a puppet master impresario played by Paul Williams himself (in what is easily his greatest screen role.) Marking the turning point between De Palma’s edgy early films and his heavily stylized “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” classic period, Phantom is crammed to the gills with classic horror references, pansexual playfulness, a simultaneous embrace/critique of the glam rock lifestyle, and a witty, nonstop earworm parade from Williams’ pen that kicks along sweetly from ‘50s doo-wop to surfer parody, to KISS-style rock without missing a beat. Truly essential viewing.
    Phantom of the Paradise Dir. Brian De Palma, 1974, 35mm, 92 min.
    Friday Night Frights | The Cinefamily

    6/15 - MIDNITE $12/free for members Every bit as colorful, gruesome and insane as his preceding seminal masterpiece Re-Animator, Stuart Gordon’s From Beyond continues his legendary fascination with H.P. Lovecraft, as well as provide another amazing collaborative canvas for horror film icon Jeffrey Combs to strike with his riveting brand of ultra-impassioned performance. From Beyond tells the gooey tale of a pair of scientists discovering a new gland in the brain — one that happens to yank nightmarish creatures from another reality into our dimension. If that doesn’t already sound like enough fun, Dawn Of The Dead‘s Ken Foree gets thrown into the mix, as does uber-sexy Barbara Crampton (who spends most of her screentime traipsing around in BDSM fetish gear.) Wicked psychedelia, intense latex monster effects and all-out craziness ensues, resulting in one of the Eighties’ greatest lurid horror fantasias. You’d have to be stuck in a hellish alternate reality yourself to miss this rare screening, especially since director Stuart Gordon will be there in person!
    Dir. Stuart Gordon, 1986, 35mm, 86 min.
    Oh man...if I did not have to be at work @ 8:30 AM...my pineal gland is disappointed.

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    First Look: Inside Sundance Cinema's New Home - Hollywood, CA Patch

    The Laemmle Sunset 5 is now Sundance Sunset.
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    Wanted to post this for you Adge, since you are such a soundtrack gal...

    The Soundtrack Shelf | The Cinefamily

    We don’t often go to the movies to close our eyes — but a rapturous, dramatic or pulse-pounding film score can make you want to take that leap of faith. Whether it’s orchestral bombast, synth subtlety, rousing rock or pop madness, the aural sibling of our favorite filmic images is still relatively underappreciated in the music world, but film score composition isn’t just in service to a larger art — it’s also its own living, breathing realm of awesomeness, beauty, tension and suspense. Come be part of the live studio audience for the monthly taping of Cinefamily’s new 90-minute podcast devoted entirely to music written for the screen! We’ll be joined each episode by special guest composers, musicians, filmmakers and critics for curated soundtrack DJ sets and lively discussion — plus, after the conclusion of each recording session, it’s time for a feature film curated by each episode’s guests!

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    2:00pm – “Soundtrack Shelf” taping
    4:00pm – Beneath The Planet of the Apes

    Come be part of the live studio audience for the monthly taping of Cinefamily’s new 90-minute podcast devoted entirely to music written for the screen! We’ll be joined each episode by special guest composers, musicians, filmmakers and critics for curated soundtrack DJ sets and lively discussion — plus, after the conclusion of each recording session, it’s time for a feature film curated by each episode’s guests!

    For our inaugural “Soundtrack Shelf” live taping, we’re stoked to have as our very first guest Nick Urata, who’s not only the leader of gypsy/folk/punk band DeVotchKa, but also the composer of the score to Ruby Sparks (the new film by Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.) Utilizing all his powers as a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist who can personally rock such wide-ranging tools as the theremin, the trumpet and the bouzouki, Urata’s film scores are lush sonic buffets where strings, shakers and synths are likely appear in equal unpredictable measure. For the first half of the show, join Nick for DJ sets highlighting some of his favorite moments from the world of film soundtracks, lively discussion about how the music selections have impacted his work, and a look at how he created the score for Ruby Sparks. Also, one of Nick’s loves is classic science fiction films and their otherworldly musical palates — so, after intermission, it’s time for a 35mm screening of his choice: the atom-crazy Beneath The Planet of The Apes, featuring Leonard Rosenman’s legendary, daring dissonant accompaniment!
    Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Dir. Ted Post, 1970, 35mm, 95 min.
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    Alps (one-week Run!) | The Cinefamily

    Yorgos Lanthimos’s follow-up to cult sensation/Academy Award nominee Dogtooth is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships, focusing on a mysterious underground organization that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased.

    “We’re going to say this only once. We recommend you go in to Alps as cold as possible. It’s not quite like anything you’ve seen (its closest relative being, well, Dogtooth), and part of its pleasure is watching it play out. Lanthimos continues to prove himself a supremely controlled, disciplined filmmaker: his use of focus alone could form the basis of a film school class, and it’s always interesting to note what he doesn’t show, frequently cutting off or obscuring faces and relying on body language. Alps has proven Lanthimos to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers anywhere right now.” — Oliver Lyttelton, Indiewire
    Hey Kingsqueen...from the maker of Dogtooth. Interested. Hopefully tragically inappropriate laughing guy will be in attendance. To be safe...we could always bring Adgy along.
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    Friday Night Frights | The Cinefamily

    Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero’s [REC] series has set the standard for “found footage” zombie horror, far outshining similar efforts by Hollywood and even zombie master George Romero himself — and [REC] 3: Genesis is the most giddy and playful entry of the series to date. The set-up is brilliant: a camera crew is filming a wedding when the zombie-cum-demon plague established in the former films erupts. The bride and groom are separated in the chaos, and the film tracks their crimson-soaked efforts to find each other in the sprawling, zombie-infested wedding hall. Part Evil Dead, part Four Weddings And A Funeral, [REC 3] is an all-out blast, with Plaza abandoning the restrictive first-person POV early on, letting the gruesome, gory events play out with the benefit of a “normal” camera view — and the results feel novel and fresh. This gorgeous film deserves to be seen on the big screen, where you can see every beautifully rendered dismemberment, and marvel at every dazzling head explosion. RSVP right away, because this is one wedding you’d be a fool to miss!
    Dir. Paco Plaza, 2012, 35mm, 81 min.



    Hmmmmmm REC3...but a midnighter...damn.

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    V/H/S one week run at the Nuart starting Oct. 5th.

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    Home | The Cinefamily

    Great month at Cinefamily. Besides the Video Nasty celebration they have Compliance for a week long run(starting Thursday), some real cool offsite events(including a fundraiser @ the Bob Baker Marionette theater with a showing of Mad Monster Party) And...they have a showing of American Scream(a documentary on haunted houses and the passionate folks who do em) and Toad Road...which is the kind of movie that ScreamfestLA SHOULD be showing. Check out the calendar and support a really cool place.

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    Oh HELL YEAH! Holy Motors...one week run @ Cinefamily starting Thanksgiving weekend. NOBODY is telling what this movie is about other than there is a cab driver who goes from job to job, transforming thru disguise to a different persona after each stop. It is supposed to be one of those movies that reaffirms how special movies can be. Is that a lot of hype? Perhaps...but if not, I GOTTA see this one.

    EDIT:sorry, not a cab driver...but a passenger in the back of a limo on his way to 'appointments'.

    This
    http://www.hitfix.com/motion-capture...-one-of-a-kind

    will give you a better idea of the praise this film has received.
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