5 Places to Watch Classic Hollywood Films in L.A. This Month

Dark Passage Still - H 2016
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Dark Passage Still - H 2016

Caught up on Oscar contenders and not tempted by the paltry slate of January releases? Find out where a few vintage gems are playing around the city.

This story first appeared in the Jan. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Bogie & Bacall at Cinefamily
611 N. Fairfax Ave.

January's "Hangover Matinees" at Cinefamily are dedicated to screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, with the final three Sundays of the month offering a trio of their sexiest and most iconic noirs: Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep (Jan. 17), Delmer Daves' Dark Passage (Jan. 24) and John Huston's Key Largo (Jan. 31).

Kurosawa at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Japanese director Akira Kurosawa remains one of international cinema's most beloved auteurs. Over the last two weeks of the month, the Egyptian Theatre is screening a selection of his enduring genre classics alongside the equally exquisite character studies Red Beard (Jan. 24), High and Low (Jan. 22) and The Bad Sleep Well (Jan. 22).

Hitchcock at LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd.

LACMA's final two Tuesday matinees of January kick off a mini retrospective of the "Master of Suspense" with a pair of his greatest films: the moody mystery-romance Notorious (Jan. 19), starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, followed a week later by gripping mistaken-identity thriller North by Northwest (Jan. 26), also starring Grant.

Cy Endfield at The Hammer
10899 Wilshire Blvd.

The UCLA Film and Television Archive's first retrospective of 2016 is dedicated to filmmaker Cy Endfield, who had a fruitful career, first in Hollywood and later in England when he was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Highlights include double features of the action-packed Hell Drivers and Sea Fury (Jan. 16) and spy dramas The Limping Man and The Master Plan (Jan. 31).

Doomed Love at Redcat
631 W. Second St.

When he died in April at the age of 106, Manoel de Oliveira was not simply one of the world's most physically resilient working directors, he also was one of its true masters. On Jan. 16, REDCAT pays tribute to the Portuguese director with a screening of his little-seen five-hour masterpiece of a tragic romance, Doomed Love (1978), in its original 16mm format.