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Sun, Apr 29, 2018
7:30pm
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AAFCA FILM SERIES Double Feature! Director Carl Franklin In Person!
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS / ONE FALSE MOVE
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) represents the leading professional Black film critics in the world. Presented in partnership with American Cinematheque, the new AAFCA Film Series showcases the work of classic and contemporary Black filmmakers.
Discussion between films with director Carl Franklin, moderated by Gil Robertson.
35 mm!

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS
1995, Sony Repertory, 102 min, USA, Dir: Carl Franklin

Adapted from the first of Walter Mosley’s popular Easy Rawlins novels, this neo-noir stars Denzel Washington as the private investigator plying his trade in South Central Los Angeles after WWII. When DeWitt Albright (a memorably shifty Tom Sizemore) asks Easy to find a missing woman (Jennifer Beals) involved with a mayoral candidate, the detective soon has several murders to solve. With Don Cheadle. “It's the film's glowing visual qualities, a striking performance by Denzel Washington and the elegant control Carl Franklin has over it all that create the most exotic crime entertainment of the season.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.


35 mm!

ONE FALSE MOVE
1992, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Carl Franklin

After Michael Beach, Cynda Williams and Billy Bob Thornton (who co-wrote the taut script) leave Los Angeles following a particularly bloody drug robbery, LAPD detectives suspect they’ll head to Star City, Arkansas. Talkative local sheriff Bill Paxton is excited by the prospect of doing real police work - but he has a connection to one of the criminals that he doesn’t disclose in this unpredictable crime thriller. Critic Gene Siskel’s favorite film of 1992.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Apr 29, 2018 • 7:30pm
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