Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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A LOIS SMITH PRIMER

Lois Smith was born in Topeka, Kansas, before moving to Seattle with her family at age 11. A stint at the University of Washington School of Drama put her on the road to an acting career. She got her first role in professional theater in the early 1950s in “Time Out for Ginger” on Broadway, and has continued to appear on stages around the globe. When Smith began working in New York, she appeared on live television in anthology programs and later guest-starred in numerous series, miniseries and TV films.

Naturally the big screen came calling; Smith’s first film role was as the barmaid in EAST OF EDEN with James Dean. Talented and versatile, she has given terrific performances in a dizzying variety of films ranging from thoughtful drama (FIVE EASY PIECES, for which she won a National Society of Film Critics award) to Hollywood blockbuster (TWISTER, MINORITY REPORT).

Smith’s latest film is closer at heart to the former, even if it shares some of MINORITY REPORT’s futuristic concerns. Reprising her stage role, she plays the title character in MARJORIE PRIME, an 86-year-old woman living in Long Island who is provided with a holographic version of her deceased husband to slow her memory loss. It’s a moving and nuanced performance that clearly draws from a lifetime of memories, and offers further evidence that Lois Smith is among the finest working actresses.

Read an exclusive interview with Lois Smith by Susan King, on our blog.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger.

Actress Lois Smith and director Jan De Bont join us in person for discussions following TWISTER and director Michael Almereyda will appear in person with MARJORIE PRIME.
Aero TheatreFri, Oct 20, 2017 - Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Jan De Bont & Lois Smith In Person!
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Michael Almereyda & Lois Smith In Person!
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Oct 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
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