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Boy does this take me back to my childhood watching telethons on PBS and Jerry Lewis manning the phones.  If your a fan of film and want to keep join the Cinefamily to keep them showing films right here in LA consider donating to the fundraiser and see if about seeing the telefon LIVE at the Silent Movie Theatre.
December 14th – 15th, 1pm – 1pm
 
TelethonOpening Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern, Mike Judge, Father John Misty, Bushwick Bill, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and many more to be announced.  Join L.A.’s Eclectic Repertory Cinema For ‘3rd Annual Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Variety Show’
Cinefamily’s 3rd Annual 24 hour Variety Show Fundraiser
 
Confirmed Lineup (with more to come, subject to change)

1pm – 4pm

  • ROGER EBERT Tribute with STEVE JAMES, with discussion and short clips from upcoming Ebert doc LIFE ITSELF
  • ANJELICA HUSTON discussing her new memoir, A Story Lately Told

5pm – 9pm

  • Influential instrumental rock band EARTH will play live music to 70’s masterpiece HERZOG’S FATA MORGANA – rare one night event!!
9pm – 1am

  • MIKE JUDGE’S found footage collection, The Judgemental Sampler
  • Surprise performances from TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIM
  • A Cappellaqatsi – a barbershop quartet reenacts the score from KOYAANASQATSI
  • Special event – New Years in July

1am – 4am ‘The Night Owl’

  • Musician/DJ GASLAMP KILLER performs to underground cult animator BRUCE BICKFORD’S stop motion film CAS’L’
  • GREG PROOPS
  • FATHER JOHN MISTY
  • BUSDRIVER

5am – 11am ‘Good Morning Cinefamily’

  • SOURCE FAMILY Xmas – Special Event
  • CLAIRE EVANS from YACHT shows rare videos from the recently unearthed vault of Omni Magazine
  • Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN – Cinefamily will bestow it’s first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern
  • Programmers from SF’s science museum THE EXPLORATORIUM screen films and lead an experimental workshop for KIDS

11am – 1pm ‘Close’

  • Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN – Cinefamily will bestow it’s first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern

The Cinefamily is a member-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission: to foster a spirit of community and a sense of discovery, while reinvigorating the movie-going experience.

About Cinefamily: With a daily line-up that is “ breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run arthouse and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. According to L.A. Weekly, “the sheer ambition is hard to overstate…[their appearance] is a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” As one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, Cinefamily fosters exceptional, weird and wonderful experiences that are unforgettable precisely because they are shared and felt with others. Cinefamily’s programs have included unprecedented full retrospectives of beloved and obscure directors and original festivals, including Animation Breakdown and Everything Is Terrible’s Everything Is Festival, “a massive celebration of the most gonzo-filmed entertainment possible” (Huffington Post). The theater regularly hosts residencies (Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, Heavy Hitter Midnites, Friday Night Frights, The Academy’s’ The Silent Treatment) and groundbreaking first-runs of independent films, including Dogtooth, which launched to tremendous buzz and a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. Notable events include the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party. The theater has also hosted live cast and crew reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete) and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D, as well as regular screenings featuring live scores to silent classics and modern marvels.

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