Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
7:30pm

VILMOS ZSIGMOND REMEMBERED
Double Feature! In Person Guest!
BLOW OUT / OBSESSION
Presented by the American Cinematheque and co-sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers and American Cinematographer magazine.
Introduction by Michael Goi for the American Society of Cinematographers.
35 mm!

BLOW OUT
1981, Park Circus/MGM, 107 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

John Travolta gives one of his best performances as Jack Terry, a sound-effects man in the wrong place at the wrong time, who accidentally records a fatal car crash that might be a hushed-up political assassination. Combining forces with escort Sally (Nancy Allen) - an eyewitness with an, er, intimate knowledge of the crash - Jack begins piecing together the whitewashed incident, even as his and Sally’s lives become increasingly endangered. A brashly stylish reflection on the corruption of American patriotism and politics from director Brian De Palma. With John Lithgow.


40th Anniversary!

OBSESSION
1976, Sony Repertory, 98 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma.

Cliff Robertson is haunted by the death of his wife and daughter following a botched kidnapping, but he gets a shot at redemption when he meets a new woman (Genevieve Bujold) with an uncanny resemblance to his dead spouse. Screenwriter Paul Schrader and director Brian De Palma pay glorious homage to the work of Alfred Hitchcock with this romantic, hallucinatory thriller, which includes one of Bernard Herrmann's best scores - one that builds upon and possibly even tops his classic work with the Master of Suspense himself.


Screening formats: 35mm (BLOW OUT), DCP (OBSESSION)
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Feb 18, 2016 • 7:30pm

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