Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
7:30pm

Cinematic Void 2019
Double Feature! Director Dwight H. Little In Person!
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE / THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Co-presented by Cinematic Void

All ticket buyers will be eligible to win passes to the new production of The Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood

Introduction to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by director Dwight H. Little.
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
1974, 20th Century Fox, 92 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Director Brian De Palma’s vivid reimagining of The Phantom of the Opera is at once camp, surreal, dazzling and heartbreaking. Cutthroat record producer Swann (Paul Williams, who also wrote the fine score) steals both the music and the girl from composer Winslow Leech (William Finely). Horribly disfigured in an attempt to reclaim his artistic credit, Leech becomes the Phantom at Swan’s new rock palace, the Paradise. Jessica Harper, contributing her creamy alto, plays Leech’s love interest, and Gerrit Graham is hysterical as glitter-rock star "Beef." De Palma turns what could have been a lightweight indulgence into clever pop-culture commentary.


35 mm!

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989)
1989, Park Circus/MGM, 95 min, USA/UK/Hungary, Dir: Dwight H. Little

“Only love and music are forever.” NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET star Robert Englund dons the phantom’s mask for a big-screen adaptation of the famed Gaston Leroux novel that hews closer to the horror of the original than the romance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. An accident during an audition transports 1980s Juilliard student Christine Day (Jill Schoelen) back to 19th-century London, where a horribly disfigured antihero who haunts an aging opera house becomes infatuated with her. With Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy and Molly Shannon (in her film debut).


Screening format: DCP (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE), 35mm (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jun 20, 2019 • 7:30pm

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