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Cinespia Graveyard Film Screenings Begin this Weekend

Nighttime falls over the graveyard while a Cinespia film screens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Nighttime falls over the graveyard while a Cinespia film screens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Cinespia will screen The Third Man (1951) starring Orson Welles as its first outdoor film of the 2013 summer season. Bring a blanket, bottle of wine and picnic and join cinema buffs for what has become a go-to summer experience for residents of Hancock Park and Hollywood.

The Third Man has all the intrigue of a post war thriller, but surpasses the genre with a lyrical beauty and cynical humor. A gorgeous zither musical score, silvery stylized photography, and the shattered majesty of post-war Vienna serving as the backdrop. Starring a young Orson Welles who famously improvised dialogue and ‘suggested’ direction for his scenes, and enigmatic Italian movie star Alida Valli as the fragile and gorgeous heartbroken lover. The chase scene in the tunnels beneath the city, and the cemetery showered in autumn leaves are images that will haunt you for a lifetime. The film won the Oscar for cinematography.  

Check out the Cinespia trailer below – and you’ll be hard-pressed not to revisit The Third Man, watching stars on screen, beneath twinkling stars, and above the interred stars of Hollywood past.

Gates Open at 7 pm, with DJ Carlos Nino spinning music before and after the screening while patrons picnic on the grassy lawn Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online, allowing swift access to the venue.

Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Third Man
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd (at Gower)


photo credit: Salina Canizales via photopin cc

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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