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Film Events Just Added to Our February Calendar!

Oscar Season Contenders

Oscar Nominees In Person!

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February 3 - 22, 2016

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Fast Times and Wild Wests:

A Salute to Jennifer Jason Leigh

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A native of Los Angeles, Jennifer Jason Leigh first gained attention for her role as a SoCal teenager experiencing sex for the first time in the ensemble comedy FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH; film critic Roger Ebert noted of the breakthrough performance, "I was completely won over by her. She contained so much life and light that she was a joy to behold."

Beginning in the late 1980s, her searing work in LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN launched a string of near-flawless performances of often-flawed characters. Leigh's deceptively-fragile beauty and quicksilver emotional range illuminated both period films (MRS. PARKER & THE VICIOUS CIRCLE) and contemporary dramas ( GEORGIA,  SINGLE WHITE FEMALE), playing volatile, emotionally incandescent characters defined as much by their weaknesses as by their strengths.

2015 has been a banner year for Leigh. In addition to voicing the title character in Charlie Kaufman's acclaimed stop-motion animated film ANOMALISA, the actress earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance as Daisy Domergue in THE HATEFUL EIGHT. The wily prisoner of bounty hunters has lots of tricks up her sleeve, and as with her character in the new Quentin Tarantino Western, you'd be foolish to take your eyes off Jennifer Jason Leigh whenever she's onscreen.

Wednesday, February 3 - 7:00 PM               JENNIFER JASON LEIGH IN PERSON

70mm Print! THE HATEFUL EIGHT, 2015, The Weinstein Company, 182 min. For this wintery Western, writer-director Quentin Tarantino has marshalled an all-star cast including Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern. In post-Civil War Wyoming, a blizzard brings eight desperate characters - a combustible mix of bounty hunters, lawmen, criminals and ex-soldiers from both sides of the war - under the roof of stagecoach stopover Minnie's Haberdashery; it's anybody's guess who will make it out alive. Featuring glorious wide-screen vistas and music by Ennio Morricone, Tarantino's eighth film pulses with blood and betrayal. Discussion following with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. No vouchers.

Monday, February 15 - 7:30 PM                    

Double Feature: GEORGIA, 1995, Park Circus/Miramax, 117 min. Dir. Ulu Grosbard. Jennifer Jason Leigh pushes her remarkable ability to embody tormented, self-abusive characters to its furthest extremes here, starring as Sadie, a desperately untalented singer struggling in the shadows of her sister Georgia (Mare Winningham), a much-loved folk musician. Written by Leigh's mother, Barbara Turner, and co-produced by Leigh herself, GEORGIA is an emotionally-naked portrait of a performer struggling to be heard when almost no one cares to listen.

MRS. PARKER & THE VICIOUS CIRCLE, 1994, Warner Bros., 124 min. Jennifer Jason Leigh gives one of her greatest performances as the brilliantly bitchy, emotionally tormented Dorothy Parker in writer-director Alan Rudoph's wonderful, sardonic portrait of the legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s. With superb supporting work by Campbell Scott as Parker's platonic soulmate Robert Benchley, Matthew Broderick as love-'em-and-leave-'em writer Charles MacArthur, and a virtual who's who of up-and-coming talent including Lili Taylor (as a hilariously-butch Edna Ferber), Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Beals, Martha Plimpton and Nick Cassavetes.

Monday, February 22 - 7:30 PM                                

Double Feature: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, 1982, Universal, 92 min. A raunchy and painfully funny look at Southern California high school students by director Amy Heckerling (CLUELESS). Writer Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) adapts his own semi-autobiographical book as an unexpected launching pad for three future Academy Award winners: Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage, and Sean Penn (in a career-making turn as pothead surfer, Jeff Spicoli). Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh in her first major role, as a vulnerable teenager anxious about losing her virginity. A truly iconic film from the hilarious rogues' gallery of regular guys (Judge Reinhold), teen-queens (Phoebe Cates), hustlers (Robert Romanus) and stoners. Also featuring Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, the original Sherman Oaks Galleria (where the species known as The Valley Girl was born), Santa Monica Place and the immortal Ray Walston as Mr. Hand. Classic soundtrack music by Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, The Cars, Led Zeppelin and more.

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, 1992, Sony Repertory, 107 min. Dir. Barbet Schroeder. After New York software designer Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) gives her cheating fiancé the boot, she advertises for a new roommate. She gets more than she bargained for in Hedy Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh in a go-for-broke performance), whose mild demeanor masks violent instability. Schroeder and his REVERSAL OF FORTUNE cinematographer Luciano Tovoli add plenty of style to this sharp, well-paced psychological thriller.

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February 3 - 22, 2016

MAX PALEVSKY THEATRE at the Aero Theatre.

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90403

Street Parking is available north of Montana Avenue in the residential neighborhood.

Free after 7:00 pm.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Mad Max: Fury Road & Mad Max 2:

The Road Warrior with George Miller In Person!

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George Miller's wild ride through the movies began with MAD MAX in his native Australia in 1979; since then, Miller's wide-ranging film and TV resume has included drama, documentary and family films such as the animated Oscar-winner HAPPY FEET.

Double Feature: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, 2015, Warner Bros./Village Roadshow, 120 min. More than 30 years beyond THUNDERDOME, George Miller (Academy Award nominee for Best Director) revisits his post-apocalyptic demolition derby. Tom Hardy takes the reigns as drifter ex-cop "Mad" Max Rockatansky, whose wasteland survival skills are matched by those of Charlize Theron as Furiosa; together they hope to liberate the wives of the tyrannical Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne - original MAD MAX baddie The Toecutter) in Miller's critically acclaimed, non-stop thrill ride.

MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR, 1981, Warner Bros., 94 min. Dir. George Miller. Hockey mask-wearing Lord Humungus whips his speed freaks into a frenzy, while Road Warrior Mel Gibson tries to save the remnants of civilization in director George Miller's lean, mean, action machine. Discussion between films with director George Miller. Tickets: $16 General, $12 Members. No vouchers.

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February 8, 2016

MAX PALEVSKY THEATRE at the Aero Theatre.

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90403

Street Parking is available north of Montana Avenue in the residential neighborhood.

Free after 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Oscar Nominated Documentary with Cartel Land with Director Matthew Heineman

In Person!

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Co-presented by Latino Media Visions:

CARTEL LAND, 2015, The Orchard, 100 min. Dir. Matthew Heineman. This Best Documentary Oscar nominee examines the destructive impact of Mexico's violent drug cartels from both sides of the border. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, small-town physician Dr. Jose Mireles leads a citizen uprising against the ruthless Knights Templar cartel, while in Arizona, American veteran Tim "Nailer" Foley heads a small paramilitary group defending the Altar Valley from cocaine traffickers. Executive produced by Kathryn Bigelow and shot with unprecedented access to these modern-day vigilante groups, this is a riveting look at law and order eroding close to home. In English and Spanish with Spanish subtitles. Discussion following with director Matthew Heineman.

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Tuesday 9, 2016

MAX PALEVSKY THEATRE at the Aero Theatre.

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica CA 90403

Street Parking is available north of Montana Avenue in the residential neighborhood.

Free after 7:00 pm.

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Additional tickets are also available at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office, which opens at 6pm the night of the show. $11 General Admission, $9 Student/Senior, $7 American Cinematheque Member.

 SYLVESTER STALLONE IN PERSON

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028

Oscar Nominee Sylvester Stallone In Person!

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Raw eggs and early morning jogs through Philadelphia helped turn Rocky Balboa into a champion; the role of the iconic boxer earned Sylvester Stallone two Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay, and began a 40-year legacy of one of cinema's most enduring characters.

Double Feature:  CREED, 2015, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros., 133 min. Writer-director Ryan Coogler reunites with FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan for the latest round of the beloved ROCKY saga. Adonis Johnson (Jordan) wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, boxer Apollo Creed, and seeks out former champ Rocky Balboa (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone) to show him the ropes. Though this crowd-pleaser has some of the best fight choreography you've ever seen, it's the courageous central characters that give CREED such a powerful punch. With a screenplay written by Coogler and Aaron Covington, the film also stars Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.

40th Anniversary!  ROCKY, 1976, MGM, 119 min, Dir. John Avildsen. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script and starred in this Oscar-winning tale of a struggling working stiff who gets a shot at the world heavyweight title. Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers and Burgess Meredith provide knockout supporting performances.

Discussion between films with Sylvester Stallone. Tickets: $16 General, $12 Members. No vouchers.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

LLOYD E. RIGLER THEATRE at the Egyptian Theatre.

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Parking lots off of Selma Avenue range from $10 - 20. Read signs carefully as the construction in the area often requires "no parking" on certain streets. Meters available, plus parking at Hollywood and Highland. Parking Center will validate your ticket.

Find out what else is playing at the American Cinematheque this week!

Ticket price unless indicated otherwise:

$7 Cinematheque Members

$9 Student/Senior (only available in person at box office with current I.D.)

$11 General Admission. 




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