The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer

The Cinefamily presents a series of films by Jan Svankmajer, who first earned attention for his stop-motion short subjects before branching out into live-action and features. Surreal and disturbing, Svankmajer's work is not for everybody - it's closer to Luis Bunuel than to Ray Harryhausen. Location: The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Dates: various, from September 6 through 27.

Read more

The 2nd Los Angeles Animation Festival International

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Dates: December 3 through 7
Description: The Cinefamily is proud to present The 2nd Los Angeles Animation Festival International. This year’s events include the U.S. premiere of the new Jan Švankmajer feature, Pixar's Teddy Newton discussing his acclaimed hand drawn/3D/CG short Day & Night, plus guest of honor Will Vinton presenting his short films, specials, commercials and a 25th anniversary screening of his 1985 Claymation feature The Adventures of Mark Twain.

Read more

Halloween Horror 2010: Final Weekend - What's Left?

Planning your Halloween Weekend? Wondering What to do with these final days of October? Looking for something new and different? With the opening of the Theatre 68 Haunted House this past Friday, all of Los Angeles's professional Halloween haunts are in full swing, leaving the Halloween yard haunts to dominate the concluding weekend of October, along with various horror movie screenings. Here is a rundown of Halloween events and attractions opening around Los Angeles this weekend.

Read more

Halloween horror at Silent Movie Theatre

The Cinefamily is in the middle of an intense month of horror movie programming at the Silent Movie Theatre in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, offering an eclectic mix of classic and cult films so wide that it is sure to include something to please everybody, from Hammer horror to Asian exploitation to slasher movies. Titles include the silent masterpiece HAXAN (Witchcraft), APRIL FOOL'S DAY, MY BLOODY VALENTINE (the uncut original), DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS, HORROR OF DRACULA, REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HAUNTED COP SHOP, CHOPPING MALL, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS, several movies from Brazilian cult auteur Coffin Joe, plus a documentary on television horror-movie hosts.

Read more