Celluloid is alive and kicking at the American Cinematheque this month, where a heavenly program of 35mm films will be presented across the various series happening at the Aero and Egyptian theaters.
Friday launches the slate with the unlikely double bill of Pasolini’s revelry of human suffering “Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom’ and Russ Meyer’s exploitation classic “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” Throughout the month you can brush up on your Jacques Tati with film prints of “M. Hulot’s Holiday,” “Mon Oncle,” “Traffic” and “Playtime,” which looks gorgeous on a big screen. There’s also a David Fincher double feature, with “Seven” and “Panic Room,” as well as Antonioni’s often maligned but visually dazzling “Zabriskie Point,” featuring that epic Pink Floyd soundtrack.
Here’s the full list of 35mm prints playing throughout the month. It’s enough to rival even Tarantino’s New Beverly, which also has some pretty sweet offerings this month.
At the Egyptian on 7/10 – SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM & FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
At the Egyptian on 7/12 – ONE, TWO, THREE & KISS ME STUPID
At the Egyptian on 7/15 – NEW YORK, NEW YORK (program is a single feature)
At the Egyptian on 7/17 – M. HULOT’S HOLIDAY
At the Aero on 7/17 – ZABRISKIE POINT
At the Egyptian on 7/18 – MON ONCLE & TRAFFIC
At the Aero on 7/18 – LET US LIVE & THE LOCKET
At the Egyptian on 7/19 – PLAYTIME & THE ILLUSIONIST
At the Aero on 7/19 – HANGOVER SQUARE & THE LODGER
At the Egyptian on 7/23 – SE7EN & PANIC ROOM
At the Aero on 7/23 – THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
At the Egyptian on 7/24 – SUBURBIA
At the Aero on 7/24 – AMERICAN GRAFFITI & THE CONVERSATION
At the Aero on 7/25 – HOW I WON THE WAR
At the Egyptian on 7/26 – CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (program is a single feature)
At the Aero on 7/26 – GIMME SHELTER
At the Egyptian on 7/30 – RE-ANIMATOR
At the Aero on 7/30 – THE PASSENGER