We are proud to present the world premiere of the short film PHONE MONKEYS by Long Beach-based filmmaker Jonathan Chauser!
Described by Chauser as a dark comedy where "a shy momma's boy dreams of more creative pursuits while languishing at a soul-sucking telemarketing job with a perpetually disapproving boss,"
Phone Monkeys has been a long-gestating labor of love for the filmmaker, and we are excited to bring his film to Yankee Doodles' expansive all-ages venue, boasting multiple screens, comfy leather couches, and a full restaurant and bar!
"PHONE MONKEYS" World Premiere w/ Live Filmmaker Q&A
Monday, April 11 - 8:00pm
Yankee Doodles, Long Beach
After the film's premiere, director Jonathan Chauser will be on hand, along with the film's cast and crew, to speak to the audience about his experience working on the film and as a local independent filmmaker. Then stick around - Chauser will be introducing a film he regards as a source of much personal inspiration, Quentin Tarantino's groundbreaking 1992 classic RESERVOIR DOGS!
At times violent, dramatic, and pitch-black hilarious,
Reservoir Dogs is a must-see for lovers of cinema, and particularly, the noted source of inspiration for countless independent filmmakers like Chauser who saw it as a shining example of what could be done with the right team, the right vision, and less money than one would think.
Independent Long Beach cinema and
Reservoir Dogs - all in one night, on over a dozen screens, and in the comfort of Long Beach's roomiest all-ages venue for great food, drinks, music, and cinema!
See the PHONE MONKEYS trailer by clicking here!
See the RESERVOIR DOGS trailer by clicking here!
Tickets are only $8. Long Beach Cinematheque members get in free!
EARTH DAY Music, Art & Film Festival
featuring a screening of the documentary
"2012: TIME FOR CHANGE"
Friday, April 22 - 7:00pm
Yankee Doodles, Long Beach
Shift Long Beach, Long Beach Cinematheque, and Evolver.net
present EARTH NIGHT
An evening of film, music, live art, and sustainable living information, featuring:
A screening of the film 2012: Time For Change, the "optimistic antidote to doom and gloom" featuring interviews with David Lynch and over a dozen artists, filmmakers and philosophers.
Original electronic music by Sub Yeti
*Larger-than-life live eco-art produced by TinderBox.
An array of exhibits by sustainability-focused organizations, businesses, and projects.
World music and hip-hop DJ's The Mighty Junebugg, Dravidian.
A special performance by legendary underground hip-hop producer Omid Walizadeh (Freestyle Fellowship).
ALL AGES!! Arcade, drinks, food, and a comfortable lounge environment.
All for only $7. Long Beach Cinematheque members get in free!
THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING-A-LONG!
Easter Sunday, April 24 - 1:15pm
Art Theatre of Long Beach
Spend Easter Sunday with the most beloved musical of all time, THE SOUND OF MUSIC - in SING-ALONG!!
The Long Beach Cinematheque and the Art Theatre of Long Beach present
The Sound of Music, based on the award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, and winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture!
For the third year in a row, we will be presenting the film in a sing-along format - song lyrics will appear on-screen, so you can sing along with your fellow cinema and musical lovers to
Climb Every Mountain,
Edelweiss, and all your favorite
Sound of Music songs!
In celebration of Easter, the theatre will also be presenting an Easter Egg Hunt! Doors will open to the children at 1:15pm, with eggs distributed throughout the theatre!
Finally, we will once again be hosting a
Sound of Music Costume Contest! Last year's winner was an adorable "brown paper package tied up with string" - who will this year's winner be??
See the SOUND OF MUSIC
trailer by clicking here
Tickets available online by clicking here
, or at the Art Theatre box office!