1941 screening

Movies, Comedy
1941 screening
Photograph: Courtesy American Cinematheque 1941 screening

Beyond a friendly bike-riding alien and a human-guzzling shark, the great Steven Spielberg brings a comedic bunch of Californians to the big screen in his Oscar-nominated film 1941. Taking place after the Pearl Harbor bombing, this period piece-meets-comedy launches Angelenos into a panicked frenzy, fearing that another Japanese attack would ruin their precious Hollywood. Watch as a cluster of passionate, highly inept citizens attempt to defend the West coast in an over-exaggerated, satirical style that makes mishap after mishap that much funnier. Catch this exclusive Director’s Cut viewing, followed by an open panel discussion with co-screenwriter Bob Gale, actor Time Matheson, actress Nancy Allen, and producer Buzz Feitshans.

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