Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
7:30pm

WEDNESDAYS WITH ROBERT ALTMAN
20th Anniversary!
THE PLAYER
THE PLAYER
1992, Warner Bros., 124 min, USA, Dir: Robert Altman

Director Robert Altman and writer Michael Tolkin mercilessly rip apart the self-important execs at major movie studios who study demographics, have story conferences, listen to writers’ absurd pitches and basically create grist for the mill, and they conjure a spot-on satire in the process. Tim Robbins’ appropriately-named character Griffin Mill is the kind of lowest-common-denominator advocate of whom it could be said, "If he ever had an original thought it would die of loneliness." After accidentally killing a writer who has been harassing him, Mill tries to cover his tracks but becomes mesmerized by the dead scribe’s girlfriend (Greta Scacchi). Simultaneously badgered at work by another exec, Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher) who is after his job, Mill gradually, hilariously unravels. With Whoopi Goldberg, Lyle Lovett, Fred Ward, Vincent D’Onofrio.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Wed, Apr 11, 2012 • 7:30pm

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