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Laurel & Hardy Film Fest MAY 6-8



The Original Odd Couple, the Films of

Laurel & Hardy

Full Digital Restorations of a Dozen Laurel & Hardy Shorts! 35mm Prints! Special Guests!

Book Signing with Author Randy Skretvedt!

May 6 - 8, 2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, LA 90028

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica 90403

Laurel & Hardy

Schedule

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Co-presented by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, with special thanks to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress, Tom Holland/Holland Releasing and Marty DeGrazia of Sonar Entertainment.

Join us for three days of hilarity from the legendary duo, with full restorations of a dozen shorts including "The Music Box" (a Best Live Action Short Academy Award winner),  "Busy Bodies," "Helpmates," and  "Towed in a Hole," as well as two features:  WAY OUT WEST and the rarely screened  THE FLYING DEUCES. It's safe to say that these films - photochemically restored from the original 35mm nitrate elements, then digitally cleaned for these DCP presentations - haven't looked this good since their first release! In addition, we'll be running rarely screened 35mm prints of  THE DEVIL'S BROTHER and  BONNIE SCOTLAND.

Laurel and Hardy were among the most successful and beloved comedy teams in cinema history. An Englishman, Stan Laurel traveled to America as a part of Fred Karno's troupe (in which he understudied Charlie Chaplin), while Georgia-born Oliver Hardy got his start in the booming pre-WWI Florida movie industry; the two first crossed paths in Hollywood at the Hal Roach Studios in 1921.

At first glance, the pair could not have been more mismatched - one thin and childlike onscreen, the other heavyset and haughty. They were very different off-screen as well, with Laurel a focused comedic strategist, while Hardy was more easygoing and content working in front of the camera. Perhaps it was these complementary styles that made the partnership so enduring, lasting nearly 30 years with appearances in more than 100 films together.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:30 PM - EGYPTIAN THEATRE

Restorations!

Another Nice Mess: The Restored Laurel and Hardy Shorts &

THE FLYING DEUCES

Co-presented by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, with special thanks to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress, Tom Holland/Holland Releasing and Marty DeGrazia of Sonar Entertainment.

Join us for an evening of shorts and a feature starring legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, all photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm elements!

Program includes:

"Helpmates" (1932, 20 min. Dir. James Parrott) Hung-over Ollie asks Stan to help him clean up after a wild party before his wife returns; their housecleaning efforts fail in spectacular fashion. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

"Their First Mistake" (1932, 21 min. Dir. George Marshall) When his wife becomes angry about all the time he spends with Stan, Ollie adopts a baby to smooth things over.

"County Hospital" (1932, 19 min. Dir. James Parrott) With nothing else to do, Stan pays banged-up Ollie a visit in the hospital, bringing a gift of some hard-boiled eggs and nuts, which he proceeds to eat himself. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

"The Music Box" (1932, 29 min. Dir. James Parrott) In this Best Comedy Short Oscar winner, the Laurel & Hardy Moving Co. struggle mightily to push a piano up a huge flight of stairs. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

THE FLYING DEUCES

1939, 70 min, USA, Dir: A. Edward Sutherland

Following in the footsteps of their earlier short "Beau Hunks," the boys get into another nice mess when Ollie's heart is broken by a Paris innkeeper's daughter. To forget her, he and Stan join the French Foreign Legion, where the two tackle a mountain of dirty laundry, soft-shoe through "Shine On, Harvest Moon" and commandeer an airplane. Among Laurel and Hardy's most enjoyable features, and now fully restored from 35mm elements.

Join us before the show in the lobby, where author Randy Skretvedt will sign his book, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.

Frequent Laurel & Hardy costar Billy Gilbert appears in three of these shorts; his niece Judy Cooper will speak about the films.

Join us for a pre-screening glass of champagne to toast Laurel & Hardy and be sure to wear your favorite Laurel & Hardy costume! Hollywood Heritage will have their Laurel and Hardy wax figures on display as well!

Screening format: DCP

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Saturday, May 7, 2015 - 4:00 PM - AERO THEATRE

Restorations!

Another Nice Mess: The Restored Laurel and Hardy, Volume 2

Co-presented by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, with special thanks to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress, Tom Holland/Holland Releasing and Marty DeGrazia of Sonar Entertainment.

Join us for a matinee of shorts featuring legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, all photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm elements!

Program includes:

"Busy Bodies" (1933, 19 min. Dir. Lloyd French) Laurel and Hardy are at their slapstick best here playing safety-challenged workers at a sawmill. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

"Scram!" (1932, 20 min. Dir. Ray McCarey) A drunk invites Stan and Ollie to his mansion but leads them to the wrong house. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

"Me and My Pal" (1933, 20 min. Dir. Charley Rogers) Ollie is about to get married to an oil heiress when he and best man Stan get distracted on the way to the wedding.

"One Good Turn" (1931, 20 min. Dir. James W. Horne) Depression-hit Stan and Ollie mistakenly think an old woman who gives them a meal is poor herself.

Join us before the show in the lobby, where author Randy Skretvedt will sign his book, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.

Frequent Laurel & Hardy costar Billy Gilbert appears in three of these shorts; his niece Judy Cooper will speak about the films.

Screening format: DCP | 80 min. website

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30 PM - AERO THEATRE

Archival Print! Double Feature!

BONNIE SCOTLAND / THE DEVIL'S BROTHER

Co-presented by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, with special thanks to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress and Warner Bros. Classics.

35 mm!

BONNIE SCOTLAND

1935, Warner Bros., 80 min, USA, Dir: James W. Horne

When Laurel learns an inheritance awaits him in Scotland, he and Hardy stow away on a boat to claim it. But there is no fortune awaiting Stan, so he and his friend enlist in the British Army, and are promptly shipped off to a dangerous mission in India (under the command of the redoubtable James Finlayson). Ollie's epic confrontation with a snuff box will have you in stitches!

35 mm!

THE DEVIL'S BROTHER

1933, Warner Bros., 90 min, USA, Dir: Hal Roach, Charley Rogers

Northern Italy was rife with bandits in the early 1700s, none more notorious than singing bandit Fra Diavolo (Dennis King), who enlists "Stanlio" Laurel and "Ollio" Hardy to help him rob a lord (James Finlayson) and romance the man's lady (Thelma Todd). This adaptation of the Daniel Auber operetta is filled with hilarious sequences, including Stan's "Kneesy-Earsy-Nosey" game.

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35mm print of THE DEVIL'S BROTHER courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Join us before the show in the lobby, where author Randy Skretvedt will sign his book, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 5:00 PM - AERO THEATRE

Retorations! 

Another Nice Mess:

The Restored Laurel and Hardy Vol. 3 & WAY OUT WEST

Co-presented by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat, with special thanks to the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress, Tom Holland/Holland Releasing and Marty DeGrazia of Sonar Entertainment.

Join us for an evening of films starring legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, all photochemically and digitally restored from the original 35mm elements!

Program includes:

"Come Clean" (1931, 20 min. Dir. James W. Horne) On their way out for ice cream, Stan and Ollie pull from a river a woman who proves to be nothing but trouble to them.

"Twice Two" (1933, 20 min. Dir. James Parrott) Stan and Ollie play dual roles as themselves and their twin sisters - each married to the other man.

"The Midnight Patrol" (1933, 20 min. Dir. Lloyd French) Stan and Ollie are rookie policemen who attempt to capture a burglar. Photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive

"Towed in a Hole" (1932, 21 min. Dir. George Marshall) Fish sellers Stan and Ollie decide to buy a boat and catch their wares themselves.

WAY OUT WEST

1937, Sonar Entertainment, 65 min, USA, Dir: James W. Horne

In what half of their fans consider their best feature, Stan and Ollie arrive in Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed to a gold mine that was bequeathed to a prospector's daughter. After being tricked out of it by nefarious saloon keeper Jimmie Finlayson (the man who taught Homer Simpson to say "D'oh!"), the two tenderheels must retrieve the deed and rescue the rightful heiress. Endlessly entertaining, with Rosina Lawrence, Sharon Lynne, Stanley Fields and the boys' legendary soft-shoe to "At the Ball, That's All" and duet of "Trail of the Lonesome Pine." Both Laurel and Hardy cited this film as their personal favorite. 

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Join us before the show in the lobby, where author Randy Skretvedt will sign his book, Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies.

WAY OUT WEST is photochemically preserved and restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Preserved at the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Film Foundation. Screening format: DCP

Complete Schedule

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Festival of Film Noir

April 15 - 24, 2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard. LA 90028

Film Noir

Schedule

Remembering George Kennedy

Airport 1970, 1975 & 1977

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Earthquake, The Dirty Dozen & more!

April 22 - 30, 2016

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica 90403

George Kennedy

Schedule

Location & Tickets:

More Information Buy Advance Tickets

Additional tickets are also available at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office, which opens at 6pm the night of the show. $11 General Admission, $9 Student/Senior, $7 American Cinematheque Member.

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FILM NOIR 15 - 24, 2016

LLOYD E. RIGLER THEATRE at the Egyptian Theatre.

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, LA, CA 90028

Metered Street Parking is available as well as $8-10 parking lots. Check signs carefully for time limited parking on Selma, Las Palmas and McCadden Place.

More Information Buy Advance Tickets

Additional tickets are also available at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office, which opens at 6pm the night of the show. $11 General Admission, $9 Student/Senior, $7 American Cinematheque Member.

Join the Cinematheque

Aero Tickets on Fandango.com

AERO THEATRE

MAX PALEVSKY THEATRE at the Aero Theatre.

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90403

Street Parking is available north of Montana Avenue in the residential neighborhood.

Free after 7:00 pm.

Metered Street Parking is available as well as $8-10 parking lots. Check signs carefully for time limited parking on Selma, Las Palmas and McCadden Place.

Find out what else is playing at the American Cinematheque this week!

Our April schedule is online. See what's playing at the Aero & Egyptian Theatres here!


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1328 Montana Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90403

www.aerotheatre.com

Tel: (323) 466-3456

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