Tonight, October 13th, at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood presents two Hollywood film screenings at 8:00pm. At the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre they will be featyring Thom Anderson’s “Los Angeles Plays Itself,” one of the most sought after independent films that will NEVER be released to DVD and randomly pops up in theaters. It’s great to catch it when/if you can. At the same time the LA Film Forum will be presenting L.A. Freewaves, which is featuring a series called “Holly Would if She Could: Artists’ Replies to Hollywood.” Freewaves‘ 11th festival, Hollywould, will fuse media arts and Hollywood Boulevard and begs the question “what could be” and “what is” in film.
The “Holly Would if She Could: Artists’ Replies to Hollywood” series features the following movies:
- “I Yam What I Yam” by Bryan Konefsky (16:00)
Monocular vision meets one-eyed Popeye the Sailor Man.
- “L.A.: Dean BURST” by Peter d’Agostino (6:00)
Triptych installation that chronicles 2 visits of Griffith Observatory: one by James Dean in 1955, the other by d’Agostino in 2007.
- “Imago” by Minou Norouzi (7:50)
Conceived as a hypothesis that ones favorite line from a movie contains within it the essence of a person’s ideal, a passion, conviction or sense of self IMAGO maps a series of frozen moments in the Los Angeles acting community.
- “Lets Get Out of Here” by Rahne Alexander (2:35)
A montage of the most used line in Hollywood history.
- “The Same Dream” by Matthew Rana (2:30)
The death of Lawrence of Arabia and poetic sorrow courtesy T.S. Elliot’s “The Weeping Girl.”
- “Boulevard” by Peter Horvath (12:00)
Narrative drama of sexual angst that is centered in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard.
- “Between 2 Deaths” by Wago Kreider (7:00)
A ghost of cinema past living in the present, with the graveyard scene from Vertigo reconstructed and combined with itself, past and present.
- “Murder and UFO’s” by Brian Macdonald (20:00)
The last days of Marilyn Monroe told in mini-Hollywood epic style. Lounge jazz and retro synth darken this noir silent composed of Monroe, JFK and RFK, and Star Trek clips.
- “The End” by Danial Nord (2:11)
Classic endings and impending disaster.
Two media art screenings at the Egyptian-themed theater that is forever Hollywood.
- Steven Spielberg Theatre – LA Filmforum presents Freewaves’ Holly Would If She Could: Artists’ Replies to Hollywood
- Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre – Los Angeles Plays Itself, by Thom Andersen