The series, in association with the HFPA and the Film Foundation, begins with 1933′s King Kong, one of several carefully curated films that have been preserved and restored with the support of the HFPA.
King Kong, which stars Robert Armstrong and Fay Wray, spawned a genre, and its remakes (the last was in 2005 by Peter Jackson) and imitators (it’s impossible to imagine Planet of the Apes or Jurassic Park without it) are legion and still ongoing.
The evening celebrates the HFPA’s commitment to the art of film and the screening will take place two nights before the HPFA announces the nominations for next year’s Golden Globes.
Tickets for this event—$10 to the general public— can be picked up at LACMA’s ticket office in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event – as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating.
Other screenings are planned for December 19, 28 and January 3 and 10. We will keep you updated about future titles.Read More »
Mike Tyson stopped by the HFPA offices in West Hollywood to meet members and chat about his troubled past, his book, his one-man show and his burgeoning movie career.
His visit was part of the rapidly growing Round Table series which was initiated this year at the HFPA and which has so far featured international celebrities such as Lech Walesa, Julian Assange, Jeffrey Katzenberg and John Williams.
The 47-year-old former world heavyweight champion was funny and revealingly honest as he talked of his past misdeeds and his bright future, which he attributes to the support and love of his wife, Lakiha Spicer, who he married in Las Vegas in June 2009 and with whom he has two children.
He is clearly enjoying his new career as an entertainer and his one-man stage show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth has been filmed by Spike Lee and is being shown around the world. In it he candidly recounts his life’s highs and lows and talks about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key people in his life, controversies. time in prison, self-examination, family and new beginnings.
As part of his new life he is forging a movie career for himself and has a cameo role in the soon-to-be-released Grudge Match as well as several other projects lined up.
“I was born to be an entertainer,” he laughs.
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The interview was the latest in a series of Round Table interviews, not necessarily connected with the entertainment industry, pioneered by the association this year.
Thirty members packed the conference room at the HFPA’s West Hollywood offices to question the former Polish politician, trade-union organizer and human rights activist. A charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity, the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and served as President of Poland between 1990 and 1995. He is the subject of the new Andrzej Wajda film Walesa: Man of Hope.Read More »
Steven Spielberg accepts a grant on behalf of the Film Foundation and thanks the HFPA for its continued support ofRead More »