On December 13th, Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood will screen the 1989 holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase and current Canadian refugee Randy Quaid.
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New Beverly Cinema
The original version of “Solaris,” directed by Andrei Tarkovsky will be shown on December 13th.
The Grindhouse Film Festival returns on December 14th with a pair of holiday cult films that are more macabre than merry: “Black Christmas” (the original, not the cruddy remake) & “Silent Night, Bloody Night.” Red is one of the primary colors of this holiday, so a little blood seems quite appropriate.
On December 15th and 16th, there will be a double feature of movies directed and co-written by Nicolas Winding Refn: “Valhalla Rising” & “Bronson” which features an amazing performance from actor Tom Hardy.
Next is Gaspar Noe’s controversial new movie “Enter The Void” on December 17th and 18th. For those willing to sit through Noe’s movies (they are NOT for kids), you will find it to be visually unlike anything previously seen on the big screen.
Then on December 18th, New Beverly Midnights will present a 2007 movie from France called “Inside.” Due to graphic violence and disturbing content, no one under 18 will be admitted to this show.
The New Beverly will finish out the week on December 19th with two from director Richard Rush: “The Stunt Man” & “Freebie and the Bean.” For the Sunday screening of “The Stunt Man,” director Richard Rush, actor Steve Railsback, and actress Barbara Hershey (currently co-starring in “Black Swan”) will be appearing in person for a Q&A.
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Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater will present the premiere party of “Let’s Spend The Night Together: Confessions of Rock’s Greatest Groupies” on December 13th. Appearing for a Q&A moderated by Michael Des Barres will be Pamela Des Barres, Lori Mattix, Michele Overman, Catherine James and the film’s director Jenna Rosher. After the show, there will be a reception on the theater’s “Spanish patio,” and DJ Andrew Sandoval will be there to spin some tunes.
December 14th will have Cinefamily showing the most memorable moments of Henry Jacobs’ show from the 70’s, “The Fine Art of Goofing Off.” Henry himself will be appearing via a live remote from Northern California after the show, and there will also be a live performance by Nanny Cantaloupe and Joseph Hammer featuring visuals from a group called Animal Charm.
One of this year’s most powerful documentaries, “The Tillman Story,” about the truth of Pat Tillman’s tragic death while serving in Iraq will be shown on the 16th. Director Amir Bar-Lev will drop by for a Q&A after the movie.
And then on December 18th, the theater will have the Shane Black Christmas Party which will feature two movies based on screenplays of his: “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” & and Renny Harlin’s underrated “The Long Kiss Goodnight.” Shane of course will be by to ring in the festivities for all those attending.
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The Egyptian Theater will be screening the 1951 Best Picture winner “An American In Paris” on December 18th. They are also proud to have French actress and dancer Leslie Caron drop by to talk about working with Gene Kelly and to sign copies of her memoir “Thank Heaven.”
Click here to get showtimes and ticket information at American Cinematheque’s website.
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