Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Sat, Mar 5, 2016
7:30pm
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ALAN RICKMAN REMEMBERED
Double Feature! Director and Screenwriter In Person!
GALAXY QUEST / THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Discussion between films with GALAXY QUEST director Dean Parisot and screenwriter Bob Gordon.
35 mm!

GALAXY QUEST
1999, Paramount, 102 min, USA, Dir: Dean Parisot

Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman star in this delightfully daft send-up of TV sci-fi. The has-been cast of a “Star Trek”-like television show are suddenly kidnapped by an alien race who believe their TV show broadcasts were real. Watch for subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at the Trek franchise and pop culture in general: The “rock monster” is a mock tribute to William Shatner, who reportedly desperately wanted rock monsters in THE FINAL FRONTIER but had to cut his vision due to budgetary limits, while the evil warlord Sarris was named after unforgiving film critic Andrew Sarris.


35 mm!

THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
2005, Disney, 109 min, Dir: Garth Jennings

Don’t panic - Douglas Adams’ beloved sci-fi franchise arrives on the big screen with its Python-esque sense of humor intact. Everyman Martin Freeman is whisked off of Earth moments before the planet’s destruction to travel across the universe, meeting an eccentric group of characters along the way. This fast-paced and funny film has a cast that’s out of this world, including Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel and Alan Rickman (as a paranoid android), and CGI and creature effects light-years beyond the old BBC-TV series.


Aero Theatre • Sat, Mar 5, 2016 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Mar 3, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Screenwriter Steven De Souza In Person!
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Free Members-Only Event!
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
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