Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 9, 2013
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Double Feature! SOLD OUT! William Friedkin In Person!

This screening is sold out!

William Friedkin will sign copies of his new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

Discussion between films with William Friedkin.
Rare 35mm Screening!

1977, Paramount, 122 min, Dir: William Friedkin

Friedkin’s most visually awesome film follows small-time crook Roy Scheider from Brooklyn to the sweltering South American jungles, where he lands a job hauling nitroglycerine with hard-luck losers Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal. Rather than simply remake Henri-Georges Clouzot’s famed WAGES OF FEAR, Friedkin re-imagined the story as a cosmic vision of man vs. nature, climaxing in the mind-bending image of Scheider and crew literally pushing a loaded truck across a spindly rope bridge.

1980, Warner Bros., 106 min, USA, Dir: William Friedkin

A bleakly chilling emotional travelogue of desperation, loneliness and spiritual hunger, CRUISING stars Al Pacino as a naïve undercover cop who descends into the leather-bar underworld of New York’s gay S&M scene. Widely condemned and misinterpreted on its release, CRUISING emerges today as one of Friedkin’s major works - it succeeds as a police procedural, horror film (there are scenes every bit as terrifying as THE EXORCIST), and saga of one seemingly "decent" man’s inability to face the truth about himself. Featuring a terrific score by composer Jack Nitzsche, with songs by The Germs.

Screening formats: 35mm (SORCERER) and DCP (CRUISING)
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 9, 2013 • 7:30pm
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