|Special One Night Events &
Limited Engagements, Sneak Previews in February:
Wednesday, February 3 - 7:30 PM
Super Bowl Double Feature: BLACK
SUNDAY, 1977, Paramount, 143 min. Director John Frankenheimer (THE MANCHURIAN
CANDIDATE, THE TRAIN), collaborating with screenwriter Ernest Lehman, adapts the novel by
Thomas Harris (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) into a taut suspense thriller. Israeli agent
Robert Shaw is on the trail of Marthe Keller, a Black September terrorist operative intent
on manipulating deranged Vietnam vet Bruce Dern into piloting the Goodyear blimp in a plot
to kill thousands during the Miami Super Bowl. Fritz Weaver (DEMON SEED) is Shaws
American FBI liaison.
TWO-MINUTE WARNING, 1976, Universal, 115 min. Dir. Larry
Peerce. A sniper want to unleash his weapon on a packed football stadium, and police chief
Charlton Heston joins forces with SWAT team sergeant John Cassavetes to capture the psycho
before he opens fire on the fans, who include Gena Rowlands, Jack Klugman, David Janssen,
Walter Pidgeon and Beau Bridges.
Saturday, February 6 12:00 PM (Noon)
Triple Feature: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, 2001, Warner Bros., 208 min. Director Peter
Jackson adapts J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy. The world's future rests on the fate of the
One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Powerful forces are unrelenting in their
search for it. With Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen. Enjoy the entire epic with back-to-back
marathon screenings, including extended versions of I and II. Breaks for Hobbit snacks and
Middle-earth rituals are built into the schedule.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, 2002, Warner Bros., 223 min. Dir.
Peter Jackson. Approximate start time 4:00 PM.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, 2003, Warner Bros., 201
min. Dir. Peter Jackson. Approximate start time 8:15 PM.
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Sunday, February 7 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: MOON OVER MIAMI, 1941, 20th Century Fox, 91 min. Dir.
Walter Lang. In this Technicolor musical, Betty Grable heads to Miami in search of a
millionaire husband, but things quickly get complicated when multiple men (including a
penniless Don Ameche) compete for her affections. Also features Jack Haley (THE WIZARD OF
SECOND HONEYMOON, 1937, 20th Century Fox, 84 min.
Dir. Walter Lang. Vicky (Loretta Young) is married for the second time, to a bland belt
manufacturer, when she has a chance encounter with her first husband, Raoul (Tyrone
Power), a wealthy playboy. Comic complications ensue.
Wednesday, February 10 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 50th Anniversary! INHERIT THE WIND, 1960, MGM Repertory, 128 min. Dir.
Stanley Kramer. Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly propel this classic courtroom
drama about the heated prosecution and defense of a science teacher who dared to teach
Darwin's evolutionary theory in a classroom. Science and religion go head-to-head in some
of the most memorable performances in film history. Nominated for Best Actor (Spencer
Tracy), Cinematography, and Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards.
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, 1967,
Columbia Pictures, 108 min. Dir. Stanley Kramer. Matt and Christina Drayton (Hollywood
power couple Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn) are in for a surprise when their
daughter brings home her fiancÚ, a black doctor named John Wade Prentice (Sidney
Poitier). The aging couple's "liberal" attitudes are challenged during one
dramatic (and hilarious) day and evening, which culminates in the last-minute arrival of
Prentice's parents and an Irish priest for dinner. Nominated for a whopping 10 Oscars,
including a win for Best Actress (Hepburn) and Screenplay.
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THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE COLIN FIRTH IN PERSON!
FEBRUARY 16, 2010, Aero Theatre
Tribute Evening will feature a discussion with Colin Firth in between screenings of A
SINGLE MAN and Firth's first film, ANOTHER COUNTRY.
An actor with a quiet magnetism and restrained charm,
Colin Firth has always excelled at the tricky combination of uncomfortable stiffness and
emotional vulnerability. From his precocious portrayal of Tommy Judd in ANOTHER COUNTRY,
to his subtly smoldering Mr. Darcy in the BBC's six-episode PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, to his
stammering endearment in the BRIDGET JONES franchise and MAMMA MIA, and now his
Oscar-nominated, deft portrayal of a closeted gay professor in A SINGLE MAN, Firth is the
rare star who consistently employs nuance and a less-is-more approach in the many genres
in which he works.
We are thrilled to welcome Oscar Nominee for Best Actor Colin Firth!
Double Feature: A SINGLE MAN, 2009, The Weinstein
Company, 101 min. Fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford's lavishly stylish adaptation
of the seminal Christopher Isherwood novel is a heartbreaking meditation on the pressure
to hide one's true self. Colin Firth turns in the performance of a lifetime as a gay
college professor in the 1960's who must grieve silently when his longtime lover (Matthew
Goode) is killed in a car accident. Julianne Moore is captivating as Firth's boozily
unhappy best friend. Oscar-nominated for Best Actor (Firth) and nominated for 3 Golden
Globes including Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore) and Original Score.
ANOTHER COUNTRY, 1984, 20th Century Fox, 90 min.
Dir. Marek Kanievska. It is the 1930's and a controversial friendship emerges between
openly gay school boy Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) and his Marxist-leaning cohort Tommy
Judd (Colin Firth). When a scandal followed by tragedy mars the school, tensions mount and
the two outsiders attempt to expose and shake up the conventionality and hypocrisy of the
rigid world surrounding them. Based on the successful English stage play which launched
Firth's career as an actor, the film was made when Firth was only in his early twenties,
making his excellent screen debut all the more impressive. The film had its world premiere
at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, and features a host of young, then-unknown stars such
as Daniel Day-Lewis, Kenneth Branagh and Cary Elwes. Discussion in between films
with actor Colin Firth.
Wednesday, February 17 - 7:30 PM
Gene Barry Memorial Double Feature: WAR OF THE WORLDS, 1953, Paramount, 85 min. Dir. Byron
Haskin. Gene Barry and Ann Robinson battle invading Martian war machines in this amazingly
visceral, comic book-style feast of apocalyptic images one of the defining science
fiction films of the past 50 years, seen here in a beautiful 35 mm print courtesy of
Paramount Pictures. Produced by George Pal, based on the classic novel by H.G. Wells.
CHINA GATE, 1957, Paramount, 97 min. Determined to get
her bastard son to America, gorgeous Eurasian Lucky Legs (Angie Dickinson) agrees to help
hard-bitten mercenary Gene Barry and his partners (including Nat King Cole) on
a jungle trek to destroy a Viet Cong munitions dump on the border between China and French
Vietnam. The catch is that racist Barry is the father of the boy, and Dickinsons
part in the scheme is to romance the arms depots Viet Cong commander (Lee Van
Cleef). A super-hard-boiled and deeply felt work by master filmmaker Sam Fuller.
Thursday, February 18 - 7:30 PM
Rosanna Arquette in Person! AFTER HOURS, 1985, Warner Bros., 97 min. Dir. Martin
Scorsese. Manhattan becomes a surreal dreamscape of bizarre terror in Martin Scorsese's
film about an ordinary guy who agrees to a late-night date with an attractive but
alarmingly disturbed woman (Rosanna Arquette). Dead bodies, strange sculptresses and an
incensed ice cream truck mob are all part of the protagonist's weird anti-journey into the
dark and neglected hours of the morning.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, 1985, MGM
Repertory, 104 min. Dir. Susan Seidelman. Housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is bored.
So bored that she follows the Personals romance between New Yorker Susan (an 80's-glam
Madonna) and her boyfriend. When Roberta decides to find Susan in the flesh, the hapless
suburbanite gets knocked out and wakes up with amnesia... and a newfound feeling that she
is actually Susan. Discussion in between films with actress
Friday, February 19 - 7:30 PM
Bob Newhart in Person!
Bob Newhart is a comedy renaissance man who made his name with a series of classic
comedy albums and a pair of landmark sitcoms. His big-screen appearances are equally
impressive, ranging from political satire (CATCH-22, FIRST FAMILY) and animation (THE
RESCUERS) to holiday films (ELF) and character-driven farce (IN AND OUT). Join us for a
pair of Newhart's best movies, with the legend himself in person.
Double Feature: COLD
TURKEY, 1971, MGM Repertory, 99 min. Norman Lear directed this comedy about an ad
exec (Bob Newhart) who launches an unusual publicity stunt for big tobacco: A cigarette
company will give a cash prize to any town in America that can quit smoking. When it looks
like one town will actually pull it off (led by minister Dick Van Dyke), the ad man stops
at nothing in his hilarious attempts to get someone -anyone - to light up.
HOT MILLIONS, 1968, Warner Bros., 106 min. Dir. Eric
Till. When con artist Marcus Pendleton (Peter Ustinov) gets out of prison, he assumes the
identity of a computer programmer and uses his new role as a way of embezzling cash. His
only problem is figuring out how to hide it. Bob Newhart plays a paranoid assistant at the
corporation Pendleton is fleecing. Discussion in between films
with actor Bob Newhart.
Wednesday, February 24 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: 25th Anniversary! COMMANDO, 1985, 20th Century Fox, 90 min. Dir. Mark L. Lester.
Retired covert ops specialist Arnold Schwarzenegger is forced back into action when his
daughter (Alyssa Milano) is taken hostage by his old nemesis, a deposed South American
dictator. Rae Dawn Chong costars as a flight attendant along for the ride in this fast,
funny roller-coaster ride.
CLASS OF 1984, 1982, 98 min. Director Mark Lester
updates THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE to tell the story of an amiable high school teacher (Perry
King) driven to violent action when a group of punks (led by deliciously psychotic Timothy
Van Patten) make him a target of harassment. Roddy McDowall and Michael J. Fox co-star in
this riveting revenge film. Discussion in between films with
director Mark L. Lester.
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