Memorial Day Suspense and Comedy

 

Cinespia Screening of Vertigo and Young Frankenstein
Hollywood Forever Cemetery – LA, CA
5/28 & 5/29/11

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, so Cinespia decided to give cinephiles  a double dose of wonderful films to kick off the unofficial start of summer. For Cinespia’s 10th season, they will feature Alfred Hitchcock’s vibrant masterpiece, Vertigo (1958), screening Saturday, May 28; and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (1974), screening Sunday, May 29.

Cinespia
also continues to bring world-class DJs to spin before and after the films. The Memorial Day soundscape will be spun by DJ David Holmes, with DJ Howie Pyro manning the decks on Sunday night. Bring blankets, drinks, and picnic dinners for this special Memorial Day program under the stars.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the psychological suspense drama Vertigo stars Jimmy Stewart as John “Scottie” Ferguson, a retired police detective who’s hired to follow a mysterious woman played by the quintessential icy blonde, Kim Novak. His fear of heights, coupled with a mounting attraction for his subject, leads to the main character’s own form of vertigo, visually represented through the sharp bluffs, sweeping vistas, and precipitous bridges of the San Francisco Bay area. In The Cinema According to Alfred Hitchcock by François Truffaut (1967), Hitchcock cited Vertigo as one of his favorite films. Vertigo also recently earned the number-one spot in the American Film Institute’s 10 Top 10 in Mystery.  DJ David Holmes will segue into music before and after the screening.


Cinespia presents Vertigo
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
(6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Gates open at 7pm / film screens at 8:30pm
$10 donation / $10 parking

Pre-sale tickets now available online


Comic genius Gene Wilder plays the descendant of the fabled Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Mel Brooks’ critically acclaimed tribute to the horror film genre, Young Frankenstein. Shot in black and white, the film parodies early adaptations of Mary Shelley’s eponymous 1818 novel, and features many of the props that appeared in Universal Pictures’ pre-code production from 1931. The supporting cast includes a number of Mel Brooks regulars such as Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, and Cloris Leachman. Written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, the film’s screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Young Frankenstein is also number 13 on AFI’s 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time.  DJ Howie Pyro will spin some tunes before and after the screening.


Cinespia presents Young Frankenstein
Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038)
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Gates open at 7pm / film screens at 8:30pm
$10 donation / $10 parking

Pre-sale tickets now available online

via Sylvia Adams, 25 May 2011 10:20am |