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Tim Burton to introduce 'Ed Wood' at LACMA retrospective

May 10, 2011 |  5:46 pm


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present a retrospective of Tim Burton's movies starting this month that will run in parallel with the exhibition of the director's creations at LACMA's Resnick Pavilion from May 29 to Oct. 31. As part of the film retrospective, Burton is scheduled to introduce his 1994 movie "Ed Wood" at the Bing Theatre on May 28.

LACMA said the film retrospective -- titled "The Fantastical Worlds of Tim Burton" -- will consist of 15 movies running at the Bing between May 27 to June 28. "Ed Wood," presented at 7 p.m. on May 28, is Burton's black-and-white biopic of Ed Wood Jr., the director who made such notorious turkeys as "Glen or Glenda" and "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

Burton is also scheduled to do a book signing the same day, May 28, at noon at the museum's Pavilion for Japanese Art.

"Edward Scissorhands," presented in 70-millimeter, will kick off the retrospective on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. The other evening screenings include "Beetlejuice" (June 3 at 7:30 p.m., presented by actress Catherine O'Hara), "The Corpse Bride" (June 3 at 9:15 p.m.), "Mars Attacks!" (June 4 at 5 p.m.), "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" (June 4 at 7:30 p.m.), "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (June 9 at 7:30 p.m.), "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (June 17 at 7:30 p.m.), "Sleepy Hollow" (June 17 at 9:40 p.m.), "Batman" (June 18 at 5 p.m.) and "Batman Returns" (June 18 at 7:30 p.m.).

There will also be matinee screenings of some of Burton's movies -- "Planet of the Apes" (June 7 at 1 p.m.), "Big Fish" (June 14 at 1 p.m.), "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (June 21 at 1 p.m.) and "Alice in Wonderland" (June 28 at 1 p.m.).

LACMA's Burton exhibit will take place at the Resnick Pavilion and feature drawings, sculptures, costumes and other film-related materials from the director's collections and those of his colleagues.

The exhibition originated at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2009 and has since traveled to Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto.


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): A scene from "Ed Wood," starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton. Credit: Touchstone Pictures

Photo (bottom): Tim Burton in Toronto. Credit: Jag Gundu / Getty Images