Thursday, January 7, 2010

Renaissance Pleasure Fair, Ed Harris In Person, Elvis' 75th Birthday

Wow, January is off to a rampaging start. This weekend alone at the Egyptian, we'll time travel from the Renaissance (a mini Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair is cropping up in the Courtyard Saturday as part of our Kings, Queens, Knights and Jesters film series, which includes a Saturday screening of KNIGHTRIDERS with actor Ed Harris in person) to 'Graceland East' when we celebrate The King's 75th Birthday with Elvis karaoke, films, music, foods, birthday cake and special guest, actress Francine York who appeared in TICKLE ME with Elvis.

Come to the Elvis Presley 75th Birthday press conference at Elvis' star (at Hollywood Blvd. & La Brea) and compete to win a pair of tickets to the event. Friday, January 8 at AM sharp!

Here are the details:

Kings, Queens, Knights & Jesters co-presented with the Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair Through Saturday, January 9 at the Egyptian Theatre
See the full schedule.

Saturday, January 9 – Noon - 5:00 PM (free admission)

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire: The Egyptian Courtyard is magically transformed into an Elizabethan village with food and merchants, performers and craft demonstrations courtesy of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire (April 10 - May 23, 2010). Wares will include fine clothes form Muscovy Trading Co. & great games and toys from Hallowed Tree as well as other wonderful artisans from our Faire. Traditional and humorous music will fill the air with the likes of Brigid’s Daughters, Sportive Tricks, Ad Hoc Consortium, and Willie Banger. Villagers, Games, and sweet chocolates from Lady Rowley Sweets all will help create a sampling of what the Faire offers during its regular season (April 10 - May 23, 2010).

Saturday, January 9 – 1:00 PM

THE SECRET OF KELLS, 2009, 75 min. Dir. Tomm Moore. Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the

eyes, in this sweeping s

tory. Best Animated Feature nominee, 2009 Annie Award and European Film Awards. Winner 2009 Annecy Int'l Film Festival. "Absolutely luscious to behold!"-Variety. "Visually ravishing"-Screen Daily. Trailer | Listen to KPCC interview with animation critic Charles Solomon and host John Rabe!

Saturday, January 9 – 5:00 PM

Double Feature:

EXCALIBUR, 1981, Warner Bros., 119 min. Director John Boorman’s retelling of the Arthur legend brings the story of Arthur’s court to life via a series of stunning images and rich performances by, among others, Nicol Williamson, Helen Mirren, Nigel Terry, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart. Trailer

KNIGHTRIDERS, 1981, Taurus, 145 min. Dir. George Romero. George Romero’s most underrated and personal film, a haunting tale of Camelot transposed to a modern-day Pennsylvania renaissance fair, where knights joust on

motorcycles. Ed Harris is mesmerizing as the doomed king, Amy Ingersoll is the Guinevere figure, and Gary Lahti stands in for Lancelot. Make-up/effects artist Tom Savini is a standout in a rare acting role. Trailer Ed Harris in person with KNIGHTRIDERS.

Elvis 75th Birthday Celebration
More information on our website.

Sunday, January 10 – 5: 30 PM

Elvis Presley 75th Birthday Celebration:
Join us for a celebration of what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday, with films, special guest Francine York, music and karaoke from Roarshack, the biggest Elvis Mix 'n Mingle trivia game west of Memphis from Wise Guys Events (and Elvisy Prizes), food vendors including banana-peanut butter pancake bites from Buttermilk Truck, BBQ from BarbiesQ and to top it all off, birthday cake from La Morenita Bakery for the entire audience. Plus, Elvis merchandise from Hollywood Book & Poster. Fabulous prizes from Warner Bros. and Bettie Page Clothing. Dress to im-Presley!
Then at 7:30 PM, an
Elvis Presley Double Feature:
, 1987, 61 min. Dir. Alan & Susan Raymond (AN AMERICAN FAMILY). A chronicle of Elvis' breakthrough year when he rose from naive rock singer to world famous superstar. Featuring rare performance footage and most of the 22 songs he recorded in 1956... "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender" and more. Band member Levon Helm narrates. [SD/DMX Digital Cinema Presentation]

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, 1957, Warner Bros., 96 min. Dir. Richard Thorpe. Elvis Presley is serving a term for manslaughter. Once the King is released from jail, he quickly rises to the top as a rock 'n' roll singer. Trailer Special Guest Francine York.

More films and more guests...