Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Jun 5, 2013
7:30pm

Sold Out! Sofia Coppola In Person!
LOST IN TRANSLATION / THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

This event is now sold out on Fandango. There will be a standby line at the theatre on the night of the show.

With five very diverse features to her credit, Sofia Coppola is among the most fascinating filmmakers working today. The daughter of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, she got an early start in the movies as an actress, but soon gravitated to the other side of the camera. As a writer-producer-director, Sofia Coppola has explored such themes as youth, glamour and loneliness with both sensitivity and visual flair.

The remarkably assured THE VIRGIN SUICIDES demonstrated Coppola’s rapport with both veteran and younger performers, a skill put to even more impressive use in LOST IN TRANSLATION, for which she became the first American woman nominated for a Best Director Academy Award. The director reteamed with star Kirsten Dunst for the dazzling MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006), a film energized by Coppola’s love of fashion, Paris and alternative rock, while SOMEWHERE (2010) casts a knowing eye on the high life of Hollywood. Based on actual events, the upcoming THE BLING RING follows a group of young burglars (including Emma Watson) who target the rich and famous.

We are thrilled to welcome Sofia Coppola to the Aero Theatre!

Discussion between films with Sofia Coppola.
LOST IN TRANSLATION
2003, Focus Features, 105 min, USA, Japan, Dir: Sofia Coppola

Two Americans cross paths one night in a luxury hotel bar in Tokyo. Bob (Bill Murray, never better) is a movie star shooting a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi). This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. A box office hit, LOST IN TRANSLATION was nominated for four Oscars, earning one for director Sofia Coppola’s Best Original Screenplay.


THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
1999, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Sofia Coppola

For her feature directorial debut, Sofia Coppola adapted the Jeffrey Eugenides novel of adolescent repression and rebellion in an upper-class Detroit suburb in the 1970s. A group of local boys are mesmerized by the mysterious Lisbon sisters, who are kept on a short leash by overprotective parents James Woods and Kathleen Turner. When one of the girls (Kirsten Dunst) strikes up a relationship with one of the guys (Josh Hartnett), it sets in motion a chain of events that ends in tragedy.


Aero Theatre • Wed, Jun 5, 2013 • 7:30pm