Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!
What: PAPER MOON@ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, August 15th @ 5-6PM
When: August 15, 2009 6:00 PM
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood , CA 90038
This is a film that I have a particular fondness for... as I grew up watching it several times on tv. It's the film that won Tatum O'Neil the Oscar as a child. I am no Ryan O'Neil fan (as a human being), but I do love him in this film. If you haven't seen it, or have and want to see it on the big screen (or a mausoleum in this case), join me this Saturday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The summer is soon to come to a close, so there are only a few more opportunities to come and "hang" at the cemetery.
Here's the lowdown on the cemetery. Tickets are $10 and you pay when they open the gates (CASH). If you get there early, there is plenty of street parking on Santa Monica Blvd. If you get there late, you will park in the cemetery, and the fee is $5.
***Note, that if you arrive late, it will be nearly impossible to find us. Moreover, many of these films sell out.
For those of you who have never been, yes, this film screening is in the cemetery. They project the film on the side of a mausoleum. Fear not, the seating area is not amongst the grave stones. Bring your favorite food/drinks and of course, a blanket. LOW BACK chairs are permitted (stadium chairs), but not regular lawn chairs. You can purchase one at Target. Think about it people, how could anyone see the film if you are sitting in a chair?? The film starts at 8:30 pm and the gates open at 7:00 pm. People start lining up at the gate for these films quite early (4:30 pm). The closer you are to the gate, the better locations you get for your blankets, and the more time you have to picnic. I will be in line around 5pm, so look for me near the front. For those of you who don't know me, I will have a purple balloon with me. Hopefully several of you will join me early in line, so that we can rush in when the gates open and stake out some good turf. I can't do it alone. If you arrive later and need to find out group... look for my balloon, give me a call at: [masked], and finally, I try to always sit in the center of the screen just a couple rows back from the front. Finally, it's going to get chilly once the sun goes down, so bring a jacket.
***Everyone bring some food, and we can set up a big potluck dinner. Its should be alot of fun. Film Summary:
The year is 1936. Orphaned Addie Loggins (Tatum O'Neal, in her film debut) is left in the care of unethical travelling Bible salesman Moses Pray (Ryan O'Neal, Tatum's dad), who may or may not be her father. En route to Addie's relatives, Moses learns that the 9-year-old is quite a handful: she smokes, cusses, and is almost as devious and manipulative as he is. They join forces as swindlers, working together so well that Addie is averse to breaking up the team -- which is one reason that she sabotages the romance between Moses and good-time gal Trixie Delight (Madeline Kahn). Later, while attempting to square a $200 debt that Addie claims he owes her, Moses runs afoul of of a bootlegger (John Hillerman) and is nearly beaten to death by the criminal's twin-brother sheriff. Painfully pulling himself together, Moses gets Addie to her relatives, whereupon she adamantly refuses to leave his side. Photographed in black-and-white by Laszlo Kovacs, the film was made largely on location in Kansas and Missouri (an experience colorfully recalled by director Peter Bogdanovich in his 1972 book of essays Pieces of Time). 9-year-old Tatum O'Neal won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, beating out costar Kahn.
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/11097321/