Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Feb 22, 2016
7:30pm

FAST TIMES AND WILD WESTS: A SALUTE TO JENNIFER JASON LEIGH
Double Feature!
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH / SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
1982, Universal, 92 min, USA, Dir: Amy Heckerling

A raunchy and painfully funny look at Southern California high school students by director Amy Heckerling (CLUELESS). Writer Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) adapts his own semi-autobiographical book as an unexpected launching pad for three future Academy Award winners: Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage, and Sean Penn (in a career-making turn as pothead surfer, Jeff Spicoli). Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh in her first major role, as a vulnerable teenager anxious about losing her virginity. A truly iconic film from the hilarious rogues’ gallery of regular guys (Judge Reinhold), teen-queens (Phoebe Cates), hustlers (Robert Romanus) and stoners. Also featuring Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, the original Sherman Oaks Galleria (where the species known as The Valley Girl was born), Santa Monica Place and the immortal Ray Walston as Mr. Hand. Classic soundtrack music by Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, The Cars, Led Zeppelin and more.


35 mm!

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
1992, Sony Repertory, 107 min, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

After New York software designer Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) gives her cheating fiancé the boot, she advertises for a new roommate. She gets more than she bargained for in Hedy Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh in a go-for-broke performance), whose mild demeanor masks violent instability. Schroeder and his REVERSAL OF FORTUNE cinematographer Luciano Tovoli add plenty of style to this sharp, well-paced psychological thriller.


Screening formats: DCP (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH), 35mm (SINGLE WHITE FEMALE)
Aero Theatre • Mon, Feb 22, 2016 • 7:30pm

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