Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jan 6, 2013
7:30pm
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Double Feature! Alvin Sargeant In Person! Free To Members!
PAPER MOON / THE STERILE CUCKOO

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

Writer Alvin Sargent’s long career includes some of the most inventive films of the last 40 years and two Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards.

Introduction by screenwriter Alvin Sargent.
PAPER MOON
1973, Paramount, 102 min, USA, Dir: Peter Bogdanovich

Director Peter Bogdanovich’s Depression-era tale of confidence man Ryan O’Neal and his young daughter (Tatum O’Neal, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar) fleecing naive citizens from town to town in the American Midwest is rendered in glistening and appropriately gritty black, gray and white tones by cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs. Co-starring Madeline Kahn and John Hillerman.


Archival Print!

THE STERILE CUCKOO
1969, Paramount, 107 min, USA, Dir: Alan J. Pakula

Director Alan J. Pakula adapts John Nichols’ novel into this bittersweet story of awkward first love in the college world of upstate New York. In her first Oscar-nominated role, Liza Minnelli is Pookie, a needy, neurotic young girl who attaches herself to retiring bookworm Jerry (Wendell Burton). Gradually, she seduces him with her offbeat, abrasive humor, her sweetness and tireless pursuit. But Jerry proves only a fuzzy symbol of what Pookie needs and is not ready or able to supply the love-starved girl with constant validation.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Jan 6, 2013 • 7:30pm
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