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Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Free Screening Saturday May 25: Pierre Etaix’s “Yo Yo”

Pierre Etaix

Imagine there was an Academy Award winning comedian and clown who worked with Jacques Tati and Jerry Lewis… whose films were compared to the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin… a comic whose fans include Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese and David Lynch… BUT YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM OR SEEN ANY OF HIS FILMS. That will be rectified at the May Creative League Screening!

Pierre Etaix

YO YO by Pierre Etaix (1965)
FREE SCREENING. All welcome.
Saturday May 25th, 2013 7:00 pm
Animation Resources Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

Pierre Etaix

Yo Yo is the story of a 1920s billionaire who, although having everything he fancies, is not happy living in a cavernous old castle. He meets a beautiful circus actress and envies her simple life, but is trapped by his class. When the stock market crashes, he is rendered both poor and free to join the circus where his love interest is performing. They fall madly in love. As time passes, they have a son who begins in the circus as a clown, but grows to become a successful movie star. The story comes full circle as the son reclaims the life of the father… but with an important difference in attitude.

Pierre Etaix

A French comedy master whose films went unseen for decades as a result of legal tangles, director-actor Pierre Etaix is a treasure the cinematic world has rediscovered and taken up with relish. His work can be placed in the spectrum of classic physical comedy with that of Jacques Tati, Buster Keaton and Jerry Lewis, but it also stands alone. These films, influenced by Etaix’s experiences as a circus acrobat and clown and by the silent film comedies he adored, are elegantly deadpan, but as an on-screen presence, Etaix radiates warmth.

Pierre Etaix

This very special event will be held at 7:00pm on April 13th (please note the earlier time this month) Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League events are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

Pierre Etaix

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend, and make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Pierre Etaix

“Pierre Etaix is a one-man new wave of comedy. A clown, magician, illustrator and cabaret artist whose films recall the genius of Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd, he’s probably the finest physical comedian you’ve never heard of.” -Terry Gilliam

“He is cinema in its purist form. This little man is a giant.” Jerry Lewis

Pierre Etaix



Pierre Etaix

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Creative League: “Wings” FREE Screening April 13th

Wings

“Wings” was the only true silent film to ever win an Academy Award. Directed by William A. Wellman, himself a WWI aviator, the film is best know for its thrilling aerial dogfights. The story involves two young friends who train to become fighter pilots, both involved with the same girl. The film stars Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper and the “It Girl”, Clara Bow. When asked to describe the movie, Miss Bow replied, “Wings is a man’s picture and I’m just the whipped cream on top of the pie.”

Wings
Wings

WINGS
Saturday April 13th, 2013 7:00pm
Animation Resources Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

Wings

For many years, “Wings’ was thought to be a lost film, but a print was uncovered in France, and in 1997 it was preserved by the National Film Registry. We will be screening a brand new digital restoration accompanied by spectacular 5:1 sound that flies the sound of the roaring engines right over your head. The musical score is re-orchestrated from the original live music score from 1927. This is silent film at its best.

Wings

This very special event will be held at 7:00pm on April 13th (please note the earlier time this month) Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League events are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

Wings

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend, and make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Wings
Wings
Wings
Wings



Wings

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Screening: March 2nd- Thief of Bagdad 1924

TONIGHT!

Thief of Bagdad

“The Thief of Bagdad” is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from “One Thousand and One Nights”, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Thief of Bagdad

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924)
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 7:00pm
Animation Resources Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

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Fairbanks considered this to be his personal favorite of all of his films, according to his son. The film’s use of imaginative gymnastics fit the athletic star, his “catlike, seemingly effortless” movements were as much dance as gymnastics. Along with his earlier Robin Hood (1922), the film marked Fairbanks’s transformation from genial comedy to a career in “swashbuckling” roles. The movie, strong on special effects of the period (flying carpet, magic rope and fearsome monsters) and featuring massive Arabian-style sets, also proved to be a stepping stone for Anna May Wong, who portrayed a treacherous Mongol slave.

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We will be screening a newly restored high definition print which will be accompanied by a stunning score in 5:1 surround sound by Carl Davis. This very special event will be held at 7:00pm (please note the earlier time this month) Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League events are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

Thief of BagdadThief of Bagdad

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend, and make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Thief of Bagdad



Thief of Bagdad