American Cinematheque Members can enjoy a second free screening just for them this month - and with Kevin Costner in person! The actor appears with an advance screening of BLACK OR WHITE, a drama about race relations and family relationships he also co-produced, costarring Octavia Spencer.
Retired gunslinger Charley Waite (Kevin Costner) is forced to return to violence when the cattle crew he has formed with old friend Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) is threatened by enemies who endanger not only Waite’s way of life but his new romance with Sue Barlow (Annette Bening). A screening of the 2003 film is introduced by Kevin Costner!
A series dedicated to director Frank Capra kicks off with new restorations of 1933 interracial romance THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and a trip to Shangri-La with 1937's LOST HORIZON.
Gary Cooper is at his most engaging as Longfellow Deeds, who wants to use a newly inherited fortune to benefit his fellow man, in MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN; then, James Stewart is a straight-shooting idealist pleading his case before a cold-hearted, unbelieving Congress in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.
A FUNNY SENSE OF DIRECTION: THE WILD RIDE OF TERRY JONES
A two-night in-person tribute to Monty Python's Terry Jones begins with a double feature of LIFE OF BRIAN and a 25th anniversary screening of ERIK THE VIKING, with a discussion with Jones between the films.
Director Morten Tyldum & Producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky In Person!
Benedict Cumberbatch is mesmerizing as Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician whose work breaking German codes during WWII helped lay the groundwork for modern computers but faced a conviction for indecency because of his homosexuality. A discussion follows the new film with director Morten Tyldum and producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky.