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Around Town: The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' gets a makeover

May 10, 2012 |  6:00 am


The 1968 animated Beatles musical "Yellow Submarine" has just been restored frame by frame and will screen Friday evening and Sunday afternoon at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. The Beatles introduced the tune "All Together Now" in the movie that was penned by a team that included "Love Story" author Erich Segal.

The Cinematheque' Egyptian Theatre presents a centenary salute to writer-director Richard Brooks on Saturday evening with a double bill of gritty dramas.

Brooks earned Oscar nominations for director and adapted screenplay for 1967's "In Cold Blood" based on Truman Capote's bestseller starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson as murderers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock.

"Blood" is followed by the solid 1952 newspaper drama "Deadline U.S.A." with Humphrey Bogart as a newspaper editor. Kim Hunter, Ethel Barrymore and Ed Begley also star.

The Aero Theatre kicks off the weekend with "The Poetry of Precision: A Robert Bresson Retrospective." The French filmmaker's 1956 "A Man Escaped," based on resistance leader Andre Devigny's story of how he escaped a Nazi prison just before he was to be executed, as well Bresson's own tale of his 18 months in a German POW camp, screens Thursday evening.

The festival continues Saturday with 1959's "Pickpocket" and 1983's "L'Argent." Sunday's double bill opens with 1966's "Au Hasard Balthazar" about a Christ-like donkey and 1967's "Mouchette." 

Three of the "children" from the 1965 Oscar-winning "The Sound of Music" — Charmian Carr, Angela Cartwright and Kym Karath — will be introducing a screening of the film and signing "The Sound of Music Scrapbook"  late afternoon Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre.


Film Independent at LACMA presents Russian auteur Aleksei German's 1998 film, "Khrustalyov, My Car!," Thursday evening at the Leo S. Bing Theater.

LACMA also kicks off its "High and Low: Postwar Japan in Black and White" retrospective Friday evening with Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1966 drama "The Face of Another," followed by Susumu Hani's 1968 drama "Nanami: The Inferno of First Love." Screening early Saturday evening is Nagisa Oshima's 1969 drama "Diary of a Shinjuku Thief," with Akira Kurosawa's 1949 noir "Stray Dog" screening later in the evening.


UCLA Film & Televison Archive and Outfest's continuing series "NQC@20: Revisiting Queer Cinema" features Todd Haynes' first film, 1991's "Poison," Saturday evening at the Billy Wilder Theater.  Haynes will appear along with scholar B. Ruby Rich.

Two years before collaborating on the classic "Bonnie & Clyde," director Arthur Penn teamed with Warren Beatty for the underrated 1965 noir "Mickey One." That film screens at the archive's Wednesday evening presentation at the Million Dollar Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The second feature is the rarely seen 1961 noir, "Blast of Silence," directed by Allen Baron.


Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial 1976 epic "1900" screens Saturday and Sunday at the New Beverly Cinema. The theater is showing the 1991 uncut edition rated NC-17.  http://www.newbevcinema.com


REDCAT's International Children's Film Festival continues Saturday and Sunday. Films to be screened include "A Journey Beyond," "Fire and Ice" and "Fight Delighted." http://www.redcat.org


"Beatles Buffed, Polished in a Vibrant Yellow"


— Susan King


 Photo: "Yellow Submarine." Credit: Subafilms LTD/AP.

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