Owen Roizman, ASC during the production of Tootsie (1982).

Owen Roizman, ASC Honored with American Cinematheque Showcase

The French Connection, Network, Three Days of the Condor and others to be screened — the influential cinematographer helped reshape Hollywood cinema.

David E. Williams

Theatergoers in the Los Angeles area can experience Owen Roizman, ASC’s expert camerawork on the big screen over the coming weeks during a special retrospective screening series organized by the American Cinematheque, running from April 16 to June 21, with certain screenings introduced by ASC members.

Roizman instructs Gene Hackman on how to frame a shot while filming The French Connection (1971).

A five-time Academy Award nominee, honorary Oscar recipient, ASC President and ASC Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Roizman passed on January 6 at the age of 86 following a lengthy illness.

The screenings will be split between the Cinematheque’s Los Feliz Theater in Hollywood and Aero Theater in Santa Monica:

LOS FELIZ 3 - Sun. 4/16 4:00pm - Tootsie (DCP)

LOS FELIZ 3 - Thu. 4/20 7:00pm - Three Days of the Condor (35mm)

AERO THEATRE - Sat. 4/22 7:30pm - Straight Time (35mm) / True Confessions (35mm) - Intro by Stephen H. Burum, ASC

LOS FELIZ 3 - Wed. 4/26 7:00pm - I Love You to Death (35mm)

AERO THEATRE - Fri. 4/28 7:30pm - The Heartbreak Kid (35mm)

LOS FELIZ 3 - Fri. 4/28 10:00pm - The Stepford Wives (35mm)

LOS FELIZ 3 - Wed. 5/3 7:00pm - French Kiss (35mm)

AERO THEATRE - Thu. 5/4 7:30pm - Network - Intro by Michael Goi, ASC ISC

AERO THEATRE - Fri. 5/12 7:30pm - The French Connection (DCP) - Intro by Caleb Deschanel, ASC

LOS FELIZ 3 - Fri. 5/26 10:00pm - The Addams Family (35mm)

LOS FELIZ 3 - Wed. 6/21 7:00pm - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (35mm)

You’ll find more information on this series here.

Roizman with star Faye Dunaway while shooting Network (1974).

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