The Cinefamily 3rd Annual Guest Packed 24-Hour Variety Show Fundraiser – December 14-14, 2013

The Cinefamily has released the lineup to their  2013 FANTASTIC ELASTIC 24-HOUR HOLIDAY TELETHON–a marathon fundraiser with 24 straight hours of special events featuring guests, interviews, live music and  comedy.  The event will be  held December 14th-15th, from 1pm to 1pm at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood, and the first lineup announcement includes appearances, Q&A’s, and surprise events to be announced featuring cultural icons luminaries, including Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern, Mike Judge, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Father John Misty, and Bushwick Bill.

The Cinefamily’s 2013 Telethon goal is to raise $500,000 to cover operating costs, new equipment purchases, and additional annual expenses.  Its approach to fundraising is unique and representative of The Cinefamily’s core values; it is a celebration of creativity, quality, and contagious enthusiasm. And: it’s an awesome party. Breakfast and beverages will be served 24 hours in the theatre’s Spanish patio, with DJs and live bands playing throughout the day.

Last year’s 2012 event was kicked off by Robert Downey Jr, who opened a time capsule left for him at the theater in 1984, and was followed by performances by Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Dan Harmon and others; and events such as Jason Schwartzman eating dinner on stage during a live Q&A, director Phil Lord presenting Lego fan films, and a talk show featuring Eric Wareheim, Guy Maddin, Udo Kier, Tearist, and John Hawkes.  2012 fundraiser guests included Benicio Del Toro, Spike Jonze, Michael Cera, Stephin Merritt, and Elliott Gould.

The CinefamilySimply breathtaking in its scope and ambition”  – Peter Martin,
A die-hard movie fan’s wet dream.”  – PAPER MAG 

Confirmed Lineup (with more to come, subject to change)
1pm – 4pm
ROGER EBERT Tribute with STEVE JAMES, with discussion and short clips from upcoming Ebert doc LIFE ITSELF
ANJELICA HUSTON discussing her new memoir, A Story Lately Told

5pm – 9pm
Influential instrumental rock band EARTH will play live music to 70’s masterpiece HERZOG’S FATA MORGANA – rare one night event!!

9pm – 1am
MIKE JUDGE’S found footage collection, The Judgemental Sampler
Surprise performances from TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIMA
Cappellaqatsi – a barbershop quartet reenacts the score from KOYAANASQATSI
Special event – New Years in July

1am – 4am ‘The Night Owl’
Musician/DJ GASLAMP KILLER performs to underground cult animator BRUCE BICKFORD’S stop motion film CAS’L’

5am – 11am ‘Good Morning Cinefamily’
SOURCE FAMILY Xmas – Special Event
CLAIRE EVANS from YACHT shows rare videos from the recently unearthed vault of Omni Magazine
Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN – Cinefamily will bestow it’s first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern
Programmers from SF’s science museum THE EXPLORATORIUM screen films and lead an experimental workshop for KIDS

11am – 1pm ‘Close’
Lunch Q&A WIth BRUCE DERN – Cinefamily will bestow it’s first annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Dern


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