Bigger Than Life Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films in 70mm at American Cinematheque

This month, the American Cinematheque presents Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns, another festival of classic films projected in the glorious widescreen format - the high-definition of the analog film world. Although not specifically oriented to science fiction, fantasy, and horror films, several genre titles are included, such as THE ROAD WARRIOR, LIFEFORCE, and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. There will also be some in-person appearances: Pat Boone with JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and James Cameron with a double bill of ALIENS and THE ABYSS.

The festival runs from May 7 through May 13 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and from May 21 through May 29 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Non-genre titles include THE WILD BUNCH and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

For your convenience, we have listed the sci-fi, fantasy and horror events below.

Lifeforce
Lifeforce

Title: The Road Warrior & Lifeforce
Location: Egyptian Theatre - 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood (323) 466-FILM
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Description: George Miller's superior sequel, starring Mel Gibson as Mad Max, is double-billed with Tobe Hooper's over-the-top sci-fi opus about space vampires.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-09

Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Location: Egyptian Theatre - 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood (323) 466-FILM
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Description: Stanley Kubrick's masterpice of science fiction - the "Ultimate Trip."
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-10

Title: Vertigo
Location: Egyptian Theatre - 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood (323) 466-FILM
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Description: Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller (with overtones of necrophilia, as a private detective years to reconnect with a dead woman). Also screening at the Aero Theatre later in the month.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-13

Title: Tommy
Location:Aero Theatre - 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica
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Description: Ken Russell’s surreal fantasy film version of The Who’s rock opera stars Roger Daltry as the deaf, dumb and blind boy who goes on an amazing spiritual journey.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-21

Title: Vertigo
Location:Aero Theatre - 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica
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Description: Alfred Hitchcock’s moody 1958 mystery, with overtones of necrophilia, screens on a double bill with Brian DePalma’s THE UNTOUCHABLES.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-23

Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Location:Aero Theatre - 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica
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Description: The 1959 version of Jules Verne’s novel, starring James Mason and Pat Boone. Pat Boone will appear after the screening to answer questions
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-28

Title: Aliens & The Abyss
Location:Aero Theatre - 1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica
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Description: James Cameron will appear in person between his two films.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2009-05-29