Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern, Mike Judge, Father John Misty, Bushwick Bill, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and many others are scheduled to participate in the 3rd Annual Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Variety Show, Dec. 14-15 at West Hollywood’s Silent Movie Theatre.
The holiday telethon is a marathon fundraiser with 24 hours of special guests, interviews, live music and comedy—and free admission–from 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
“We didn’t think the Cinefamily should have the usual kind of fundraiser, cause we’re not the usual kind of cinematheque,” says Executive Director Hadrian Belove. “The 24-hour Telethon allows us to echo the wide range of programming for which Cinefamily has become known, and include the many parts of Los Angeles we love. It’s about bringing all of our family together, you could say, under one big tent. Fundraising should be fun, not a pain in the ass.”
The Cinefamily’s 2013 Telethon goal is to raise $500,000 to cover operating costs, new equipment purchases, and additional annual expenses. Breakfast and beverages will be served 24 hours in the theatre’s Spanish patio, with DJs and live bands playing throughout the day.
Los Angeles luminaries, comedians, directors, puppeteers, musicians, animators, curators, and all manner of sundry geniuses are banding together to help Cinefamily reach 2013′s fundraising goal.
Last year’s event was kicked off by Robert Downey Jr., who was followed by performances by Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Dan Harmon,
Benicio Del Toro, Spike Jonze, Michael Cera, Stephin Merritt, and Elliott Gould.
Cinefamily’s programs have included retrospectives, residencies (Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, Heavy Hitter Midnites, Friday Night Frights, The Academy’s’ The Silent Treatment) and first-runs of independent films, including Dogtooth, which earned a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination. Notable events include the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, with speaker Werner Herzog; live cast and crew reunion events, and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D, as well as regular screenings featuring live scores to silent classics and modern marvels.
For the schedule, to RSVP or watch live, go to http://www.cinefamily.org/films/telethon2013/
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