Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
7:30pm
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THE YOUNG MASTER: A PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON RETROSPECTIVE
Double Feature!
HARD EIGHT / THERE WILL BE BLOOD
HARD EIGHT
1996, Paramount, 102 min, USA, Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Seasoned professional gambler Sydney (Philip Baker Hall) takes on a young homeless man (John C. Reilly) as his protégé after learning of his current struggles to raise money for his mother’s burial. Enveloped by the pulpy world of Reno casinos, both men soon become involved in murder, prostitution and kidnapping - vices that are all the more ominous once it becomes clear Sydney is hiding a devastating secret. Paul Thomas Anderson’s thrilling debut feature contains wonderful supporting performances by Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson and offers a fresh, original study of themes that later occur throughout the director’s body of work.


THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2007, Paramount, 158 min, USA, Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Heralded by several critics as the best film of the first decade of the 21st century, Anderson’s eight-time Oscar-nominated oil epic is a true cinematic masterpiece. Depicting mineral prospector Daniel Plainview (a brilliant Daniel Day-Lewis) and the brutal, bloody founding of his American oil empire, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is a soaring historical drama that both employs and ingeniously transcends the conventions of epic cinema - shocking and thrilling viewers at every turn. An enthralling exploration of greed, capitalism and violence, this opus thrives as a visually mesmerizing study of an ironfisted oil baron and the developing American frontier he reigns over.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Tue, Nov 13, 2012 • 7:30pm
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