What's new at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian and Aero Theaters
Friday, May 24, 2013
Film Noir with an Exotic Tiki Flair at 2013 Tiki Night at the Egyptian Theatre
The exoticism of the South Seas blows through Hollywood with the
Cinematheque's annual Tiki Night at the Egyptian Theatreon June 1, 2013, starting at 5:00 PM! Join us in the courtyard for
performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian
Paradise Dancers, tiki vendors, and a no-host bar with your favorite
Polynesian drinks. A slide show and a 50th Anniversary tribute to the Disney's
Enchanted Tiki Room by Bob Baker's Marionettes will precede a screening
of the 1954 film noir HELL'S HALF ACRE, filmed in Honolulu. Grab a lei and a Hawaiian shirt and come on down for some Tiki-tainment! Vendors will be in the courtyard from 1:00 PM.
HELL’S HALF ACRE
Republic (Kit Parker),
Dir: John Auer
Filmed in the notorious red light district of Honolulu, this
Auer/Fisher concoction is a delirious excursion into low-life noir.
Evelyn Keyes becomes a taxi dancer to hunt for her missing G.I. husband
Wendell Corey, who she believes is alive and writing hit songs in
Hawaii! Little does she know he’s more than a simple songsmith - he’s
also a gangster vying with Philip Ahn for control of the island’s vice
rackets. Toss the sultry and statuesque Marie Windsor into the mix, and
it’s pulp nirvana. Imagine film noir with a slack-key guitar soundtrack
... as good as trashy B-movies get!
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Tickets available on www.fandango.com