Movie events in Los Angeles this week include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for media mogul Sumner Redstone, an entire weekend of Dino De Laurentiis films free to the public, a tribute to director Fred Zinnemann at the Getty Museum, a William Castle double feature with a hatchet-wielding Joan Crawford, Harold Lloyd's birthday party, a series of films featuring actor Steve McQueen, and so much more.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sumner Redstone, media mogul and head of Paramount Pictures (and its parent company Viacom), gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to watch the ceremony for free.
The closing night of LACMA's "Spencer Tracy: That Natural Thing" series features Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967), with director Karen Kramer in person. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater. Admission is $10.00 at 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts honors Dino De Laurentiis with screenings of 12 of his films this weekend at the Norris Theatre at 3507 Trousdale Parkway. Director Michael Mann and others will appear for a discussion on Sunday, April 1, at 5:00 p.m., preceding a reception of a viewing of "Hannibal" (2001). Check for screening times Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the other films. Admission is free.
"Papillon" (1973) and "Soldier in the Rain" air at the Egyptian Theater at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Low Rider: The Super-Charged Cinema of Steve McQueen" series. The double feature costs $11.00 at 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
A book signing with Neile Adams, ex-wife and biographer of Steve McQueen, takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater before a screening of "The Great Escape" (1963). Tickets are $11.00.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Getty Center will screen "The Seventh Cross" (1944) starring Spencer Tracy to kick off its weekly "Fred Zinnemann: The Cinema of Resistance" series at 1600 Getty Center Drive at 7:00 p.m. A discussion with actress Marsha Hunt and Zinnemann scholars Jan-Christopher Horaka and Jennifer Smyth follows the film. Admission is free but reservations are required.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Cinefamily celebrates Harold Lloyd's birthday with cake and the screening of "For Heaven's Sake" (1926) and "Why Worry?" (1923) starting at 7:30 p.m. Lloyd's granddaughter Suzanne will be present to introduce the show. Admission is $12.00.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
As part of its Pheromone Party and Love-In, the Cinefamily will screen Playboy's "The Naked Ape" (1973) followed by Dublab's DJ Frosty spinning tunes. All attendees must bring a white T-shirt that has been slept in for three consecutive nights without washing (the T-shirt, that is, you can wash!). The fun begins at 8:00 p.m. and costs $30.00.
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