THE DATE: June 11th (Friday)
THE TIME: 8:00pm
THE PLACE: The site of… THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL
(3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) Map
THE MOVIE: “The Decay of Fiction”(1984)
THE ADMISSION PRICE: Free
Note: This event is not hosted by GHOULA. This is just a local (ghost related) event that exists independently that GHOULA wants its members to know about. As such, the staff at this event may not wish to discuss this landmark’s haunted history.
Here’s your chance to see this movie about ghosts in an (formerly) haunted location!
The Ambassador Hotel was said to be the haunted by a woman leaning out a window…(read more)
FILMMOBILE SUMMER SCREENING SERIES:
THE DECAY OF FICTION
Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Film mobile projects an array of classic films at(actual or implied) cinematic locations across the city. The 2010 EPFC Film mobile Summer Screening Series kicks off with The Decay of Fiction, Pat O’Neill’s haunting meditation on The Ambassador Hotel. “If there were more experimental films as entertaining as “The Decay of Fiction,”Pat O’Neill’s luminous Hollywood ghost story, the notion of a thriving avant-garde cinema might not be so intimidating to the movie-going public. The 73-minute movie is a semi abstract film noir shot largely in the empty corridors and bare peeling rooms of the Ambassador, once-grand Los Angeles hotel that went spectacularly to seed after closing in 1989. The Ambassador was the site of some of the early Academy Awards ceremonies in the 1930’s and of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. But instead of concentrating on that public history, the film uses the building, emptied of its furnishings, to imagine its mythical shadow history and its status as a metaphor for old Hollywood, in all its fabulous glamour and corruption.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
INTRODUCTION BY FILMMAKER PAT O’NEILL!
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