THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION, THE FILM FOUNDATION, AND THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE’S CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WITH A SERIES OF RESTORED CLASSIC FILMS
Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan will join the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), The Film Foundation, and the American Cinematheque in person for select programs in a series celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. The screening series which will take place Sept. 21-24, 2017 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will showcase 35mm prints of restored classic films, including Elia Kazan’s A Face In The Crowd, the Powell-Pressburger masterpiece The Red Shoes, Robert Altman’s Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, the first film version of Death Of A Salesman, and Indian director Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed Apu Trilogy. The film restorations have been made possible in part by grants awarded annually to The Film Foundation by the HFPA. To date, the HFPA, in partnership with The Film Foundation, has helped fund the restoration of over 90 classic feature films.
“Preserving the rich history of film is a core value of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said HFPA President Meher Tatna. “As we celebrate the incredible milestone of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, we’re so proud to be able to continue to share these timeless stories with the world. By restoring these iconic films with our partners at The Film Foundation, we are ensuring that cinematic art and culture will live on, and future generations can rejoice at these classic films as we did and still do today.”
Steven Spielberg will introduce the screening of “A Face In The Crowd” on Sept. 21, and Christopher Nolan will present “The Red Shoes” showing on Sept. 22. A complete schedule of the screening series is provided below.
Thursday, Sept. 21 – 7:30 PM – Introduction by Steven Spielberg, Director and TFF Board Member
A FACE IN THE CROWD, 1957, Warner Bros., 125 min. Dir. Elia Kazan.
Andy Griffith is mesmerizing as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes, a wild Arkansas vagrant-turned-television sensation in Kazan’s provocative and poignant masterpiece about fame, fraud and the transition from radio to television. Equally captivating is Patricia Neal as Marcia Jeffries, the naive Sarah Lawrence college student who is the first to fall under Larry’s fraudulent spell. Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with Castle Hill Productions, Inc. with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of The Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Friday, Sept. 22 – 7:30 PM – Introduction by Christopher Nolan, Director and TFF Board Member
THE RED SHOES, 1948, Park Circus/MGM, 133 min. Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.
A delirious, shimmering Technicolor dream of a movie, THE RED SHOES stars Scottish dancer-turned-actress Moira Shearer (in her film debut) as an aspiring ballerina caught between the maniacal, domineering passion of impresario Anton Walbrook and the equally controlling love of composer Marius Goring. An awesome, superbly fluid blending of dance, a Golden Globe-winning score and Jack Cardiff’s Technicolor cinematography. Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, The Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Film Foundation and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation. Print courtesy of The Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Saturday, Sept. 23 – 7:30 PM
COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, 1982, Paramount, 109 min.
Director Robert Altman directs this elegant cinematic adaptation of Ed Graczyk's Broadway play, which observes the interactions between a group of women holding a 20-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. Over the course of their get-together, the old friends expose painful secrets and stunning revelations, all of which are powerfully conveyed by a cast that includes Sandy Dennis, Karen Black, Kathy Bates and, in a Golden Globe-nominated performance, Cher. Restored by UCLA FIlm & Television Archive with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of The Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 1951, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Dir. Laslo Benedek.
Stanley Kramer produced this adaptation of Arthur Miller's landmark play, in which aging failure Willy Logan (Frederic March) looks back on his life as it slips away. A stellar supporting cast that includes Kevin McCarthy, Mildred Dunnock and Cameron Mitchell brings Miller's bleak vision to life, aided by director Laslo Benedek's evocative and claustrophobic visual style. Benedek, March and McCarthy each won Golden Globes, as did Franz Planer for the film’s B&W cinematography. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Print courtesy of The Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
“In celebration of Art House Theatre Day, is a screening of one of the great hits on the art house theatre circuit.”
Sunday, Sept. 24 – 5:00 PM
The Apu Trilogy:
PATHER PANCHALI (SONG OF THE LITTLE ROAD), 1955, Janus Films, 125 min.
Director Satyajit Ray burst onto the international film scene with this first film, based upon Bibhutibhushan Bannerjee’s novel of the same name. As part one of what would become “the Apu Trilogy,” PATHER PANCHALI depicts a poor Brahmin family struggling to survive in their small Bengali village. The birth of a new child, Apu, marks the beginning of new adventures - and struggles - for the family. This dense mosaic of village life introduces Apu's dreamy father, fretful mother and tempestuous older sister, with the child Apu a wide-eyed observer. Beautifully balancing the prosaic and poetic, it depicts harsh poverty and childhood raptures with unsentimental compassion. Scenes of Apu and his sister exploring their surroundings are among the most beautiful and memorable moments ever captured on film. Voted one of the 10 greatest films of all time in the 1992 Sight & Sound poll. With music by the legendary Ravi Shankar.
APARAJITO (THE UNVANQUISHED), 1956, Janus Films, 108 min. Dir. Satyajit Ray. Part two in the “Apu Trilogy,” this film affirmed Ray’s stance as a master of cinema. APARAJITO follows Apu from ages 10 to 17. Apu and his family are now living in a new village along the banks of the holy Ganges River. Faced with the loss of his father and the demands of fast-approaching adulthood, Apu goes on to study in Calcutta, leaving his mother behind. APARAJITO centers around Apu’s maturation and his changing relationship with his widowed mother. One of the cinema's most profound treatments of parent-child relationships. With more superb music by Ravi Shankar.
APUR SANSAR (THE WORLD OF APU), 1958, Janus Films, 103 min. Dir. Satyajit Ray. As the final installment of the “Apu Trilogy,” APUR SANSAR depicts Apu’s challenges with adult life in the city. Living again in poverty, Apu is forced to sell his books and begins writing an autobiographical novel. Upon making an unexpected visit to a small village, Apu finds himself as the groom in an arranged marriage. Life with his new bride gives way to love - and a child - and ultimately proves to be both joyous and tragic. Nominated for the Golden Globes’ Samuel Goldwyn International Award in 1961.
THE APU TRILOGY was restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project through a collaboration of the Academy Film Archive, the Merchant and Ivory Foundation and The Film Foundation. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Prints courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
Tickets for all screenings are available on Fandango.com for $8-15 and can be purchased here:
A FACE IN THE CROWD: https://fandan.co/2wqyvIT
THE RED SHOES: https://fandan.co/2wqyvIT
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of L.A.-based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 56 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which has enabled the organization to donate nearly $30 million to entertainment-related charities, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).
ABOUT THE FILM FOUNDATION
Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation (TFF) is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore over 750 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world. TFF’s World Cinema Project has restored 31 films from 21 different countries representing the rich diversity of world cinema. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young people - over 10 million to date - about film language and history. For more information visit: www.film-foundation.org
ABOUT THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501 C 3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. At the Egyptian Theatre, the Cinematheque presents daily film and video programming which ranges from the classics of American and international cinema to new independent films and digital work. Exhibition of rare works, special and rare prints, etc., combined with fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work, are a Cinematheque tradition that keep audiences coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman's first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005, the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Major funding comes from the American Cinematheque’s Award Show. This year the organization honors Amy Adams on November 10.