Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
TINTORERA: KILLER SHARK
Dir: Rene Cardona, Jr.
While vacationing on the Mexican coast, businessman Hugo Stiglitz strikes up a friendship with local swimming instructor Andrés García and the two hunt for sharks - when they’re not busy chasing women. Such lovely ladies as Susan George, Priscilla Barnes and Fiona Lewis fall effortlessly into their arms, but a vicious tiger shark (“tintorera” in Spanish) is more problematic.
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.
Dir: Henry Jaglom
Director Henry Jaglom and some of his filmmaking friends convened at Santa Monica’s Mayfair Music Hall for a Valentine’s Day look at love. Among the guests in this largely improvised reflection on relationships are Sally Kellerman, singer Stephen Bishop and Orson Welles (in his final onscreen appearance).