Marlon Brando Art GodfatherThe Hollywood Theatre will pay homage to the art of cinematography throughout the month of March, 2016. Essentially they will host five screenings, with each screening showing a classic film featuring work done by some of the greatest cinematographers in the history of cinema, many presented in 35mm.

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The series is called “Light and Shadows: Masters of Cinematography”, and it will run from the 7th of March to the 29th. Each feature will show the work of an acclaimed cinematographer, such as Vilmos Zsigmond, Gordon Willis, Nestor Almendros, Haskell Wexler, James Wong Howe, and Lazlo Kovaks, plus it will also pay tribute to Zsigmond and Wexler, both of which passed away in early January and late December respectively.

MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971) - Monday March the 7th at 7:30pm

Robert Altman’s winter western about a gambler (played by Shirley's brother, Warren Beatty) and a prostitute (Yahooo! Played by Julie Christie) whom both become business partners in a remote Old West mining town.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  35mm print!

THE GODFATHER (1972) - Monday March the 14th at 7:30pm

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty (Yep. You guessed it: Marlon Brando) transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son (played by Al Pacino). Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with the cinematography by Gordon Willis.  35mm print!

DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978) - Saturday March the 19th at 7:30pm

So they can have a claim to his vast fortune, a hot-tempered farm laborer (played by, woof-woof, Richard Gere) convinces the woman he loves (Brooke Adams) to marry their rich but dying boss (Ouch! Sam Shepard).  Directed by Terrence Malick, whereas both Nestor Almendros and Haskell Wexler provided the cinematography.  35mm print from the UCLA Film Archive!

SECONDS (1966) - Wednesday March the 23rd at 7:30pm

An unhappy middle-aged banker (played by the aging heart-throb, Rock Hudson) agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity.  Directed by John Frankenheimer, with the cinematography provided by James Wong Howe.  Digital restoration.

TARGETS (1968) - Tuesday March the 29th at 7:30pm

While making a personal appearance at a drive-in theater, an elderly horror-film star (Aghhh! Boris Karloff) confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who’s turned into a mass-murdering sniper.  Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, cinematography by Lazlo Kovaks.  35mm print!

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Tickets for each screening in the series are $9 and can be purchased in advance on the Hollywood Theatre website or at the box office.


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