Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
5:00pm

BEAUTY AND THORNS: A BERNARD ROSE TRIBUTE
Tolstoy Triple Feature! Free To Members! Writer-Director Bernard Rose & Actors Elisabeth Rohm & Matthew Jacobs In Person!
IVANS XTC / THE KREUTZER SONATA / BOXING DAY

This triple feature is free to all current American Cinematheque Members, with regular pricing for non-Members.

Discussion following first film with writer-director Bernard Rose, KREUTZER SONATA actress Elisabeth Rohm and BOXING DAY actor Matthew Jacobs.
IVANS XTC
2000, 93 min, UK/USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Director Bernard Rose’s (CANDYMAN) adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich centers on a towering performance by Danny Huston as movie agent Ivan Beckman, whose greatest career triumph coincides with a diagnosis of terminal cancer. The self-serving girlfriend (Lisa Enos), director (James Merendino) and star (a wonderful Peter Weller) who surround Ivan but remain oblivious to his situation make this a stinging indictment of Hollywood at first glance, but by the final frame, this HD-shot drama emerges as something much deeper. Nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Director and Best Male Lead.


THE KREUTZER SONATA
2008, 99 min, USA, Dir: Bernard Rose

Inspired by a Leo Tolstoy short story (which was itself inspired by the Beethoven composition of the title), this sexually explicit drama measures the toll that unbridled jealousy takes on a marriage. Edgar (Danny Huston) and Abigail (Elisabeth Röhm) have been together four years and have two children, though at the expense of her career as a pianist; when she begins rehearsing a duet with a violinist (Matthew Yang King), Edgar becomes convinced that the two are having an affair.


BOXING DAY
2012, 94 min, UK, Dir: Bernard Rose

Real estate speculator Basil (Danny Huston) has a chance to make a killing on some property near Denver and goes to inspect it, accompanied by his driver Nick (Matthew Jacobs). Over hours of travel, these two very different men reach a rapport, but that’s threatened when the snowy terrain grows dangerous. Based on Leo Tolstoy’s “Master and Man.”


Screening formats: 35mm (IVANS XTC and THE KREUTZER SONATA) and DCP (BOXING DAY)
Aero Theatre • Sun, Aug 16, 2015 • 5:00pm

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