Sep 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:55 pm
LOST CITY OF DeMILLE AT AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE
THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE SCREENS THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DeMILLE
The award-winning documentary directed by Peter Brosnan and co-produced with Daniel Coplan will be screened at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers. Other invited guests include Peter Bernstein, son of composer Elmer Bernstein, who scored DeMille’s 1956 version of The Ten Commandments, and Lisa Mitchell, who acted in the film.
The American Cinematheque is located at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 90028.
Read the LA Weekly blurb here:
Read the Screenmancer article here:
The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille
Dir: Peter Brosnan
The American Cinematheque writes:
For his 1923 biblical epic The Ten Commandments, director Cecil B. DeMille re-created ancient Egypt on the central California coast with one of the biggest movie sets of the silent era, which was buried after the film was completed.
Director Peter Brosnan’s thirty-year quest to unearth the site — and, through numerous interviews, its secrets — makes for one of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes documentaries ever.
“For anyone who cares about Hollywood history — or, for that matter, California history — The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille is an irresistible detective story, told with a sense of wonder, a sense of humor and a mild exasperation over the ‘permit people,’ as Brosnan wryly calls them.” – Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter.