Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 14, 2015
7:30pm

BEAUTY AND THORNS: A BERNARD ROSE TRIBUTE
Double Feature! Writer-Director Bernard Rose In Person!
IMMORTAL BELOVED / MR. NICE
Discussion between films with writer-director Bernard Rose.
IMMORTAL BELOVED
1994, Sony Repertory, 121 min, UK/USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

After Ludwig van Beethoven’s death in 1827, a three-part love letter was discovered in his papers addressed to an unnamed “immortal beloved,” and the quest to identify her drives this moving drama. Gary Oldman is superb as the legendary composer, and Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege and Valeria Golino are equally fine as possible objects of Beethoven’s affection. Featuring sumptuous production design and some of the most beautiful classical music ever written, writer-director Rose’s rumination on the mysteries of love is a feast for the senses.


MR. NICE
2010, MPI Media Group, 121 min, UK/Spain, Dir: Bernard Rose

Inspired by Howard Marks’ popular autobiography, this sprawling cannabis tale recounts the Welshman’s rise to the top of the drug-smuggling world of the 1960s and 1970s, and his later reinvention as a marijuana evangelist. Rhys Ifans and Chloë Sevigny play Marks and his wife, Judy, with able support from Crispin Glover, David Thewlis and Ken Russell (yep, the famous director) as well as a fine Philip Glass score.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 14, 2015 • 7:30pm

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