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Orinda Theatre's Classic Movie Matinee (last Tuesday of each month)
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 1:00 PM

Orinda Theatre's Classic Movie Matinee (last Tuesday of each month)

Film Critic and Historian, Matias Bombal gives you a behind the scene history of a classic film for the Golden Age of Hollywood. 

The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 American melodrama that tells the story of a film producer who alienates everyone around him. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, written by George Bradshaw and Charles Schnee, and stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame and Gilbert Roland. The Bad and the Beautiful won five Academy Awards out of six nominations in 1952 (including Gloria Grahame winning Best Supporting Actress), a record for the most awards for a movie that was not nominated for Best Picture or for Best Director.

Come support classic cinema right here at the Orinda Theatre!

About Matías:

Matías Bombal, nationally syndicated radio movie critic of “Matías Bombal’s Hollywood” Capsule Current Cinema Reviews (www.mabhollywood.com, Matías Bombal's Hollywood on Facebook), has been seen and heard in many entertainment venues as a master of ceremonies throughout California.  Born in Santiago, Chile, June 3, 1967, Matías was surrounded by the arts at an early age.  

He was placed in charge of the restoration and management of Sacramento's historic Crest Theatre at 19 years of age.  He made a considerable impression on the Sacramento valley’s show going public in his tenure there from 1986 to 1991, with colorful stage introductions and rare film bookings.  

He was directly involved with reviving Sacramento’s Guild and Colonial Theatres, as well as working in the Tower and Sacramento Inn theatres as promoter, booker, historian and all around showman.  He has appeared as an extra and/or lent his production assistance to the films BIRD, PINK CADILLAC, XENIA, WISDOM, and an episode of HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.  He was featured as a cashier in an independent black & white comedy short silent film  9 ITEMS OR LESS. 

TV 58, KSCH, Sacramento brought Matías to the small screen as a Sunday night movie host which lead to work as an emcee all over the west coast for special events. 

As a documentary filmmaker, Matías Bombal has directed three films, THE SACRAMENTO PICTURE (2015), THE STORY BEHIND YOUR RADIO DIAL (2016) and directed and co-produced with Chad E. Williams, ALHAMBRA: Sacramento's Palace of Fantasy (2018).

Matías Bombal does voice work for commercials and industry, working for a variety of clients.  He has a weekly discussion on KAHI Radio, 104.5 FM / 950 AM with Mary Jane Popp of the week's new releases.  He is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association, Sacramento Press Club, Valley Broadcast Legends, The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences.  In his spare time, he enjoys motoring in his classic 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S and delights in learning a new word each day.


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