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November 2018

35mm THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938 version) at the Vista, Los Feliz

November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 10:30am: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938, dir by Michael Curtis, 35mm, Warner Brothers, USA) Yeah, that’s right: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. No one has ever come close to the swash-buckling joy and pure cinematic ecstasy of Michael Curtiz’s 1938 masterpiece starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland, Claude Rains, and Basil Rathbone.  If you’ve never seen this version of the movie, you’ve never seen ROBIN HOOD. The movie quite possibly served as a single movie…

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35mm LORD OF THE RINGS PT III: THE RETURN OF THE KING (theatrical cut) at the Vista, Los Feliz

November 17, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 11:59p: THE LORD OF THE RINGS PT III THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003, dir by Peter Jackson, 35mm, New Line/Warner Brothers, USA/New Zealand) The challenge of the third movie in a trilogy seems to be to satisfyingly wrap everything up while still being an exciting, self-contained chapter unto itself.  By the third movie, the danger of fatigue, self-parody, and bloat are always present. But thankfully the literary storytelling genius of J.R.R. Tolkein (who always conceived…

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SMC Conversation “Problematic Movies” at the Los Feliz 3 (Admission is free with RSVP)

November 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
1822 N Vermont Ave, 1822 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

OUR FIRST SECRET MOVIE CLUB CONVERSATION: Topic “PROBLEMATIC MOVIES”, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018 10:30am, the Los Feliz 3 Movie Theaters We’ll be hosting our first ever dialogue.conversation on Saturday, November 25, 2018 @ 10:30am at the Los Feliz 3 Theaters (just a few blocks from our regular venue, the Vista). We will be discussing “Problematic Movies”.  We’ll debate and discuss how we should treat and view once-beloved movies that have become “problematic” due to the moviemaker’s personal life, evolving views…

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Surprise Pop-up 35mm Burt Reynolds Double Feature SMOKEY & BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Vista, Los Feliz

November 24, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - 2:29 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

Surprise Pop Up Burt Reynolds Memorial 35mm Double Feature!!! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018 11:59p:  SMOKEY & THE BANDIT (1977, directed by Hal Needham; 35mm, Universal, USA) and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982, directed by Colin Higgins; 35mm, Universal, USA) We had to do it. Burt Reynolds is one of those singular stars in Hollywood history who did it so well, he tricked you into thinking it was effortless. And maybe it was. But Burt has found a way…

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December 2018

35mm THE IRON GIANT at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

FAMILY MATINEE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 10:30am: THE IRON GIANT (1999, dir by Brad Bird, 35mm, Warner Brothers, USA) Underseen upon its initially release in 1999 but now considered a modern classic, The Iron Giant marked the directorial debut of ridiculously talented and imaginative director Brad Bird who would go on to make such wildly inventive movies as The Incredibles I & II, Ratatouille, and even Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. As with so many animated classics, The Iron Giant finds…

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35mm LETHAL WEAPON at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 1, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - 1:59 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018 11:59p: LETHAL WEAPON (1987, dir by Richard Donner, 35mm, Warner Brothers, USA) After showing Die Hard two years in a row, we have decided to show the other nutso Christmas action movie of the 1980’s, Lethal Weapon.  Starting with the cocaine fueled hotel suicide leap of a beautiful mystery woman and building up to a crazy karate fight between Mel Gibson and Gary Busey, you know this movie is going to be pure over the top…

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35mm PORCO ROSSO at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

FAMILY MATINEE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 10:30am: PORCO ROSSO (1992, dir by Hayao Miyazaki, 35mm, Studio Ghibli/GKids, USA) Our last Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli film of the season is one of his most purely adventurous, atmospheric, and beautifully strange. Porco Rosso tells the story of former WWI flying ace turned Bounty Hunter, Porco Rosso, who has been cursed to look like a pig because he fled a fight, he should have stayed and finished. What’s fascinating and makes the movie such…

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35mm A SERIOUS MAN at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 8, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - 1:59 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 11:59p: A SERIOUS MAN (2009, dir by the Coen Brothers, 35mm, Universal Studios, USA) Universal just confirmed with us that we will be getting a rare 35mm print of this most unique of Coen Brothers’ movies.  While the Coens are rightfully celebrated as some of the greatest moviemakers of their generation and while they have made movies before that hint at possible autobiography (like their masterpiece The Big Lebowski), the Coens surprised everyone when they made…

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35mm THE THIN MAN at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

FAMILY MATINEE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 11am: THE THIN MAN (1934, dir by W.S. Van Dyke, 35mm, MGM, USA) One of the great Christmas movies, The Thin Man is actually a proudly irreverent murder mystery based on a Dashiell Hammett story that more importantly celebrates the potential joys of marriage if wife and husband respect each other and truly enjoy each other’s company. Taking place across the Christmas holiday in San Francisco, The Thin Man finds retired detective Nick and…

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35mm CHILDREN OF MEN at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - 1:59 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018 11:59p: CHILDREN OF MEN (2006, dir by Alfonso Cuaron, 35mm, Universal, USA/UK) Director Alfonso Cuaron has slowly but surely been building a body of work filled with modern masterpieces.  We show two of them this season with CHILDREN OF MEN and HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER AZKABAN (and we wait with held breath for his newest, ROMA, to arrive).   For a director who has made some of the most emotionally powerful movies of the last…

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35mm GREMLINS at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 21, 2018 @ 11:59 pm - 1:59 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018 11:59p: GREMLINS (1984, dir by Joe Dante, 35mm, Warner Brothers, USA) One of the unofficial mini-themes of our Fall Season seems to be great movies produced by Steven Spielberg that turned out to be surprisingly brutish, nasty, and delightfully irreverent. But to go these darkly comic corners of the human psyche, GREMLINS needed master director Joe Dante who so relishes jaw dropping mischievous irreverent humor that you can’t think of anyone better to have directed this…

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Added Matinee Screening! 35mm GREMLINS at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

ADDED 2nd SCREENING, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018 10:30a: GREMLINS (1984, dir by Joe Dante, 35mm, Warner Brothers, USA) ***SPECIAL NOTE: Due to audience request, we are adding a morning matinee screening of GREMLINS as well. So if you want to bring the whole family to one of the most mischievously nasty and fun holiday movies ever made, you can do it in the morning as well!**** One of the unofficial mini-themes of our Fall Season seems to be great movies…

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November 2019

Chris Marker’s documentary on Akira Kurosawa AK & SMC Fall 2019 Conversation at the Los Feliz 3, Los Feliz

November 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Los Feliz 3, 1822 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States

SAT, NOV 30, 2019 10:30a: AK (1985, Rialto, dir by Chris Marker, 75mns, DCP) & SMC Fall 2019 Conversation: Rethinking the Cinema Canon for the 21st Century LOS FELIZ 3 *PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL OCCUR AT THE LOS FELIZ 3 THEATER, ABOUT 8 BLOCKS FROM THE VISTA. For the Die Hard cinefile and Kurosawa fan who has made it this far in our year long journey, we take time out before our final Kurosawa movie (returning us to the…

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December 2019

35mm Peter Sellers in Hal Ashby’s BEING THERE at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 13, 2019 @ 11:59 pm - December 14, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

FRI, DEC 13, 2019 11:59p: Being There (1979, Warner Brothers, dir by Hal Ashby starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacClaine, 130mns, 35mm) VISTA And so we come to the end of a decade. Our last entry in our Deep Dish American 70’s series is Hal Ashby’s, Peter Sellar’s, and Shirley MacClaine’s Being There.  A hilarious, brilliantly edited comedy that features, along with Dr. Strangelove, the best performance of Peter Sellars’ career. Here Sellars plays Chauncey Gardener who, at the start…

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35mm Akira Kurosawa’s RED BEARD at the Vista, Los Feliz

December 14, 2019 @ 11:59 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 3:00 am
Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive
Los Feliz, CA 90027 United States

SAT, DEC 14, 2019 10a: Red Beard (1965, Janus/Toho/Kurosawa, dir by Akira Kurosawa, 185mns, 35mm) VISTA   We end our Kurosawa series in the same non-linear fashion in which we started. That is to say the middle.  Our final feature is Kurosawa’s 1965 masterwork Red Beard which also marked the last time he would ever work with Toshiro Mifune.  The movie took two years to make and forced Mifune to turn down countless lucrative acting jobs.  Kurosawa had an entire…

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