Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
7:30pm
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Double Feature! An In-Person Tribute to Forest Whitaker!
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER / FRUITVALE STATION

Known for varied roles in films including THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND (for which he won an Oscar), Forest Whitaker has also mentored young filmmakers, including director Ryan Coogler, whose FRUITVALE STATION he produced.

Evening begins with a discussion with actor/producer Forest Whitaker; films begin at 8:00 PM.
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER
2013, The Weinstein Company, 132 min, USA, Dir: Lee Daniels

Forest Whitaker gives one of his finest performances as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who serves eight consecutive U.S. presidents during a tumultuous period in American history. Director Lee Daniels neatly balances Gaines’ personal story with the broader social implications of the times. With Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams and Jane Fonda.


FRUITVALE STATION
2013, The Weinstein Company, 85 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler's directorial debut tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan in a breakout performance), who was killed by transit police in Oakland. The film follows the young black man through his final day - a day he’d intended to begin a more positive lifestyle. The 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.


Aero Theatre • Fri, Nov 8, 2013 • 7:30pm
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