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Caulfield’s Rooftop Screening Series (at the Thompson Beverly Hills)

Beverly Hills’ most beautiful rooftop will transform into a cinema under the stars this summer with a three-month movie series taking place every Tuesday from July through September at Thompson Beverly Hills. The Hollywood Reporter and the Motion Picture & Television Fund present twelve weeks of your favorite films ranging from Blockbuster thrillers to classic American romantic comedies.Cozy up in a cabana or settle in poolside for dinner and a movie. A complete menu of Caulfield’s classics is available, or order off the special “Directors Cut” menu featuring clever food and drink pairings fit for two such as the “Scorsese” which includes burrata & peppers, NY strip steak, fries and a bottle of Red.Sip on specialty cocktails or old-fashioned bottled sodas, and stock up on classic cinema candies like Dots and Milk Duds, bringing all the magic of the theater to this intimate rooftop setting.

What: CAULFIELD’S SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
When:            Tuesdays from July 10 – September 25, 2012
Doors 7:00pm, Screening 9:00pm

Where: Thompson Beverly Hills – Rooftop
9360 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

What: Twelve weeks of film screenings on the exclusive Thompson Beverly Hills pool deck. Select screenings will be preceded by special guest Q&A’s (to be announced),  moderated by The Hollywood Reporter.

Films include:
Stand by Me
When Harry Met Sally
Moulin Rouge
The Goonies
L.A. Confidential
Speed
Catch Me if You Can
St. Elmo’s Fire
Reality Bites
A Fish Called Wanda
The Usual Suspects
L.A. Story

How:             Ticket price is $20 per person, which includes a small popcorn and a soda
To purchase visit www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com/filmfest
For more Information: 310.943.1105
* A portion of all tickets sales will directly benefit MPTF.

2011 Cinema Italian Style in Los Angeles

The road to the home of Martha De Laurentiis is a lot like Europe’s Upper Corniche. While Embassy cars from the Italian Consulate and professional drivers in tinted town cars whizzed along — we were amused by the many others pulled over along the route to check their GPS and call their assistants. But everyone had the same goal – to get to the Cinema Italian Style kick off brunch and press conference by noon.

Cinema Italian Style (pronounced “Chin-e-ma” by the Italians) is a six-day festival in Los Angeles where a selection of Italian films are screened at the Egyptian and Aero Theaters (November 10-15). The annual celebration of Italian cinema is always dedicated to a particular outstanding Italian in film and this year they chose to honor the late film producer Dino De Laurentiis, who died exactly one year ago from the opening day of CIS 2011, at the age of 91.