Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Tue, Nov 27, 2012
7:30pm
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AMERICAN VIRTUOSO: AN IN-PERSON TRIBUTE TO RICHARD GERE
Double Feature!
AMERICAN GIGOLO / LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
AMERICAN GIGOLO
1980, Paramount, 117 min, USA, Dir: Paul Schrader

Julian Kaye (Richard Gere) is a suave, Armani-clad male prostitute embroiled in a steamy affair with a senator’s wife (Lauren Hutton) when he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of one of his previous clients. Helmed by RAGING BULL scribe Paul Schrader, this stylish, ’80s-chic crime drama is driven by Gere’s layered portrait of the vulnerable, hopelessly empty playboy. “Call Me,” the endlessly catchy Blondie theme song written for the film, is both a literal reference to the protagonist’s work as a callboy and an allusion to the brilliantly rendered, desperate yearning for human connection that underlies practically every relationship in this seminal film.


LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
1977, Paramount, 136 min, USA, Dir: Richard Brooks

A young, sexually unsatisfied school teacher (Diane Keaton) begins a wild string of late-night romps with increasingly dangerous men including disturbed thug Tony (Richard Gere) - the most dangerous of them all. This brooding, lurid adaptation of Judith Rossner's best-selling novel follows one woman on a desperate search for fulfillment, and is shockingly based on the true life of a New York City schoolteacher. Keaton’s stellar, subtle performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Tue, Nov 27, 2012 • 7:30pm
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