Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
7:30pm

BEAUTY AND THORNS: A BERNARD ROSE TRIBUTE
Triple Feature! Writer-Director Bernard Rose & Actor Tony Todd In Person!
FRANKENSTEIN / CANDYMAN / PAPERHOUSE
Discussion following first film with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd.
Advance Screening!

FRANKENSTEIN (2015)
2015, Alchemy, 90 min, USA/Germany, Dir: Bernard Rose

This arresting contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s horror classic is set in Los Angeles, where husband-and-wife scientists Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein (Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss) give life to an imperfect being (Xavier Samuel) who must fend for himself when cast off by his creators. As told from the monster’s point of view, human cruelty becomes as terrifying as the violence he cannot escape. Grand prize winner at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.


CANDYMAN
1992, Sony Repertory, 99 min, USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Perhaps the greatest horror film of the ’90s is this cerebral and chilling classic by director Bernard Rose, based on Clive Barker's short story “The Forbidden.” Virginia Madsen plays a grad student researching urban legends when she comes across the tale of Candyman, a frightening one-armed man who appears when you say his name into a mirror five times; he’s played brilliantly by Tony Todd. Score by Philip Glass.


PAPERHOUSE
1988, Lionsgate, 92 min, UK, Dir: Bernard Rose

Fever-plagued 13-year-old Anna (Charlotte Burke in her sole screen appearance) sketches a picture of an isolated house with a boy sitting at the window; in her dreams, she’s transported to the building, which changes whenever she revises her drawing. This stark and visually inventive British fantasy costars Glenne Headly, Gemma Jones and Ben Cross. “It's moody and unnerving in a hard-to-specify way, like a piece of music set in an enthralling but wholly unfamiliar key.” - Hal Hinson, The Washington Post.


Screening formats: DCP (FRANKENSTEIN) and 35mm (CANDYMAN and PAPERHOUSE). FRANKENSTEIN is an advance screening and will be released in theaters in January 2016 by Alchemy.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Aug 15, 2015 • 7:30pm

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