Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
7:30pm

Double Feature! Makeup Artist Rick Baker, Dana Gould & Joe Dante In Person!
ED WOOD / HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
Presented by the American Cinematheque, Trailers From Hell and Hero Complex Gallery:

Introduction by Joe Dante.

Discussion between films with makeup artist Rick Baker, moderated by Dana Gould.
ED WOOD
1994, Disney, 127 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton’s unabashed love for his subject makes this 1994 biopic of the director of "the worst movie ever made" (that would be PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE) a perversely uplifting experience, although in reality its title character’s life was anything but happy. Johnny Depp portrays legendary schlock director Ed Wood as an enthusiastic hero of the cinema, a man whose love for moviemaking is so intense that it almost makes the quality of his work irrelevant. With an Oscar-winning performance by Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi, and an alternately hilarious and poignant screenplay by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander.


HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS
1987, Universal, 110 min, USA, Dir: William Dear

For decades, people have scoured the Pacific Northwest in search of Bigfoot and come up empty-handed…until George Henderson (John Lithgow) accidentally hits one of the creatures with his car. Discovering that “Harry” is a gentle giant, George tries to return him to the wilderness before a hunter (David Suchet) can get to him. An Oscar winner for Rick Baker’s makeup work, this amusing family fantasy spun off a syndicated TV sitcom. With Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche and M. Emmet Walsh.


Screening formats: 35mm (ED WOOD) and DCP (HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Oct 23, 2015 • 7:30pm