Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, May 18, 2014
5:30pm

WORLDS BUILT TO ORDER: ART DIRECTORS GUILD FILM SOCIETY SERIES 2014
Panel Discussion On Production Design!
MONSIEUR VERDOUX
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Art Directors Guild Film Society and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter

Join us as we celebrate the film legacy of John Gabriel Beckman! An illustrated presentation will precede the screening, examining some of Beckman's finest murals created for movie palaces such as Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Avalon Ballroom in Catalina.

The film will be followed by a clip reel of John Gabriel Beckman's film design - including 1935's LES MIS, LOST HORIZON, CASABLANCA, GYPSY, and more! - and a discussion with panelists including Roger Lee Kenven, author of 'Art Deco Man,' a biography of John Gabriel Beckman.
MONSIEUR VERDOUX
1947, The Film Desk, 124 min, USA, Dir: Charles Chaplin

This black comedy from writer-director-star Charles Chaplin (based on a premise from Orson Welles) is inspired by the true-life story of bigamist wife-killer Henri Desire Landru, who married wealthy women for their money and then methodically bumped them off. Martha Raye is unforgettable as the woman Verdoux just can’t seem to kill. It was the first time that Chaplin worked with John Gabriel Beckman, who is noted for his extensive career as a set designer, art director, production designer and muralist as well as a World War I fighter pilot.


Program moderated by production designer Thomas A. Walsh. | Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, May 18, 2014 • 5:30pm

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