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North by Northwest and Purple Rain Posters

This weekend the Cinespia Cemetery Screening series are showing two classic (and wildly different) films in Los Angeles over the weekend (for free!). First up, on Saturday May 29th is (my personal favorite film) Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, then on Sunday they are screening Prince’s Purple Rain.

North by Northwest official description:

Hitchcock’s quintessential comedy-thriller is a roller coaster of suspense and humor. An advertising executive is mistaken for another man by foreign spies, and the ruthless killers chase him across the midwest as he tries to clear his name.The most memorable and iconic sequences in cinema abound in this film as Hitchcock directs incomparable performances by Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. One of the all time greats!!!

Purple Rain official description:

Prince stars in this tale of a misunderstood musician struggling to get his music accepted as he zooms around Minneapolis on a purple motorcycle. Prince and the Revolution are at their best in the electrifying concert scenes, where the rock god is captured on film at height of his powers. A sexy debut by Apollonia and the madcap villainy of Morris Day and the Time add to the fun.

For both days, the gates open at 7pm and the films begin at 8:30pm @ the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower).  While the screening is free, they do ask for a $10 donation at the gate.

bride of frankenstein poster

This weekend, Cinespia is hosting a free screening of the classic Universal horror film, The Bride of Frankenstein. The screening is part of their summer Cemetery Screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The screening is on Saturday, July 18th. The gates open at 7:30pm with DJ Dave Orlando spinning music before the film starts at 9pm. While it is a “free Screening”, they ask for a 10 dollar donation at the door. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The event’s official description: “Sparkling wit, monster pathos and mad science, Bride has it all. Directed with an easy playfulness, it is suprisingly sharp, sophisticated and funny, and truly one of the great horror films of all time. Starring Boris Karloff in his most famous role as Frankenstein, the film is as compelling now as when it was first made. Elsa Lanchester is brilliant as the bride of frankenstein, the best monster of all time!” For more information, you can out Cinespia’s official website.

This is a perfect time to catch a screening of The Bride of Frankenstein, with the recent news that Universal is remaking it.

Sleeper Movie PosterCinespia is hosting a free screening of Woody Allen’s sci-fi romantic comedy, “Sleeper”. The screening is part of their summer Cemetery Screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The screening is on Saturday, May 30th. The gates open at 6:30pm with djs Mahssa and Joel Black spinning music before the film starts at 8pm. While it is a “free Screening”, they ask for a 10 dollar donation at the door. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The event’s official description: “One of Allen’s early masterpieces, Sleeper is the master comedians lovable, goofy and downright entertaining foray into science fiction, A health food store owner is frozen and brought back to life in the future by radicals in order to help them overthrow an oppressive government. The man from the past wanders off on his own, however, and begins to explore a brave new world, hilarious and strange, as only Allen’s vision could provide. Also starring a young and lovely Diane Keaton.”

For more information, you can out Cinespia’s official website.

The Breeder - movie posterInterested in watching some European horror? The independent horror film, The Breeder, is having a free screening on Wednesday, the 28th of January, at 7pm in Hollywood.  Click here to find out where and how to get added to the guest list.

The Breeder stars Theresa Joy, George Kipshidze, Julie Le Gal, and Peter James Haworth with direction by Till Hastreiter (Status Yo!).

The film’s official synopsis: “Amy and Sophie, two young American foreign aid workers, are hiking through the mysterious Caucasian mountains. Lost, they stumble upon a place that doesn’t exist on any map, and is completely cut off from the rest of the world. No telephones, no roads, just the dark, looming, ominous mountains. In this archaic world one man strikes fear into the hearts of all: The Breeder …kidnaps young women stained by sin, fallen angels such as Sophie. Provoked by her naked swim in a lake, he violently abducts Sophie and takes her to his breeding station, a secret former Soviet laboratory. Sophie needs to be cleansed of her sins, her guilt, and made innocent again. The Breeder has to completely possess her body before he can purify her. He wants Sophie to be happy to be with him. He wants the best for her. But first he has to break Sophie’s will in the most barbaric of ways. Time to… Breed the perfect girl. Amy would give her life to get her friend back. And maybe this is exactly what she will have to do. Will Amy be able to overcome her incredible fear and find Sophie before The Breeder can complete his experiment? Who will win this death race? A horrifying thriller unfolds as Sophie and Amy have to face the madness of The Breeder.”

To learn more about the film, you can head over to its official website.

Posted on January 23rd, 2009 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Fangoria is hosting the West Coast premiere of Resident Evil: Degeneration, and you are welcome to attend for free!

The animated film will be screening at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30pm. Follow the directions here to attend.

The film takes place after the best selling video game Resident Evil 2 and fits into the game series’ timeline (rather than the sub par live action film series with Milla Jovovich).

Directed by Makoto Kamiya, the new film takes place seven years after the “Umbrella Incident” in Raccon City (as seen in Resident Evil 2).  For the movie’s full official description and to watch a trailer, continue reading…

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Pee Wees Big AdventureCinespia is hosting a free screening of the scariest film from my childhood, Tim Burton’s “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”. The screening is part of their summer Cemetery Screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The screening is on Saturday, September 13. The gates open at 6:30pm with dj Carlos Nino spinning music before the film starts at 8pm. While it is a “free Screening”, they ask for a 10 dollar donation at the door. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

The event’s official description: “Our annual screening of this comedy classic is back! The genius of actor and writer Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, has been cherished for generations and made this one of the best loved films of the 80s. The brilliant collaboration of Pee Wee and director Tim Burton is one of the most original films ever made, and one of the most hilarious! When pee wee’s prize possession is ruthlessly stolen, he embarks on a cross country adventure, encountering one of the strangest and funniest casts of characters.”

For more information, you can out Cinespia’s official website.

Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds

Fangoria is hosting a free screening of the horror sequel, “Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds” in New York on October 3rd.

The film was directed John Gulager, with a script by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and sees “the hungry desert creatures invade a small, secluded town where the locals must band with the survivors of the first film’s bar massacre to battle the ravenous beasts.”

Check out this page for more details on how you can obtain tickets to this free screening.

Posted on September 8th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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