For anyone in Los Angeles who actually cares about film (as opposed to the film BUSINESS), the American Cinematheque is a godsend. Since the opening of their current home in the heavily remodeled Egyptian movie palace, film lovers have had the opportunity to watch movies both classic and obscure, often with the actual filmmakers in attendance, in one of the finest public theatres in the country.
Now a certain kind of film love can rejoice as the AC embarks on their 1ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION from Aug. 17 to Sept. 10. Favorites such as “Planet of the Apes” (with legendary Heston and a new print on hand), “Hellraiser” (writer/director Clive Barker attending), and “Dark City” (director Alex Proyas present) will be presented along with a choice selection of rarely seen films from around the world. Check FilmThreat.com for an advance schedule and reviews or on the Egyptian Theatre’s website at: [ www.egyptiantheatre.com/archive1999/2000/fantasyscifihorror2000.htm ]