Los Angeles Times
May 19, 1999
Morning Report - Movies


The American Cinematheque will celebrate the June 11 opening of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" by hosting "Mods & Rockers! Groovy Movies of the Shag-a-delic Sixties!" a 10-day festival of British and American '60s film fare believed to have "inspired" Mike Myers in his creation of Austin Powers.

The event, June 25-July 4, includes such selections as the Beatles' "Help!," the Monkees' "Head," the cult movie"Wonderwall" (with a score by George Harrison), Stanley Donen's "Bedazzled,"Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blowup," Peter Yates' "Summer Holiday" and kitschy fare such as "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," "Go-Go Mania" and "Tonight Let's All Make Love in London." The 23 films, to be shown at the Cinematheque's home at Hollywood's newly restored Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, were chosen, organizers say, because they look like they "could have starred Austin Powers". . .

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