Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
7:30pm
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Double Feature!
BLOW-UP / BLOW OUT
BLOW-UP
1966, Warner Bros., 111 min, Italy, UK, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni

In-demand fashion photographer David Hemmings shags half the models in London - before running into enigmatic beauty Vanessa Redgrave, who only wants a certain roll of film from him. A riddle within a riddle, Antonioni’s most famous film has often been imitated (De Palma’s BLOW OUT, Greenaway’s THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT). Look for a young Jane Birkin in one of her first film appearances - and for The Yardbirds mimicking The Who’s penchant for auto-destruction in the film’s frenzied nightclub scene!


BLOW OUT
1981, MGM/Park Circus, 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.


Screening formats: 35mm (BLOW-UP) and DCP (BLOW OUT)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Oct 19, 2012 • 7:30pm
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