Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Jul 30, 2017
5:30pm
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ART DIRECTORS GUILD FILM SOCIETY SERIES 2017
Peter Greenaway Double Feature! In Person Guests!
THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT / PROSPERO’S BOOKS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society. Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
Panel discussion between films including THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT cinematographer Curtis Clark, moderated by ADG production designer Thomas A. Walsh.
35 mm!

THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT
1982, Zeitgeist Films, 108 min, UK, Dir: Peter Greenaway

Director Peter Greenaway’s first arthouse hit was this stylish and beautifully rendered murder mystery set on a rural English country estate in 1694. An artist (Anthony Higgins) is hired to draw landscapes for a wealthy couple; in its meticulous detail, the young man’s art unwittingly captures evidence of foul play. An elegant, multilayered puzzle that goes way beyond a simple “whodunit” to explore class and sexual politics.


35 mm!

PROSPERO’S BOOKS
1991, Park Circus/Miramax, 124 min, UK/Netherlands/France, Dir: Peter Greenaway

This highly imaginative retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest stars John Gielgud, here realizing a lifelong ambition to portray Prospero on screen. A magician in exile, he is eager to exact revenge against his enemies until his daughter (Isabelle Pasco) falls in love with his chief rival’s son (Mark Rylance). With its remarkably innovative use of choreography (to a Michael Nyman score), animation and digitally manipulated imagery, Greenaway’s riff on the classic play is among his most dazzlingly visual films.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 30, 2017 • 5:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

In Person Guests!
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 - 5:30pm
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In Person Guests!
Sun, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Director Pamela Tom In Person!
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 - 5:30pm
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