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Fri, Nov 8, 2019 - Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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Director Philip Kaufman In Person!


Our tribute to Philip Kaufman includes a special Veterans Day screening of THE RIGHT STUFF in 35mm at the American Legion Hollywood Post 43 Theatre:

Monday, November 11 – 7:00 PM
Co-presented by the Hollywood American Legion Post 43
THE RIGHT STUFF, 1983, Warner Bros., 193 min. Dir. Philip Kaufman. Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward and Jeff Goldblum head the stellar ensemble cast of THE RIGHT STUFF, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s best-selling book chronicling the exciting early years of the United States’ race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space. A pre-screening conversation with director Philip Kaufman begins at 7:00 PM, moderated by Alan Rode. Special Ticket Prices: $20 General, $15 Cinematheque Members. $35 VIP tickets include a 6:15 PM meet and greet with director Philip Kaufman (including a drink and a reserved seat). No vouchers or refunds.

To purchase tickets to THE RIGHT STUFF at Post 43, click here.

The newly renovated Legion Theater at Post 43 is the only Hollywood theatrical venue owned and operated by veterans, it features state-of-the-art projection and sound systems along with an iconic art-deco bar and downstairs game room, offering a historically convivial atmosphere.

The American Legion Hollywood Post 43 Theatre is located at 2035 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. Post 43 is just South of the Hollywood Bowl on the West side of the street. Parking is available for $10 in the Legion lot (first come, first served) and free across Highland Avenue in the Hollywood Bowl lot.

About Philip Kaufman:
There is seemingly no setting ill-suited for a Philip Kaufman film. Whether in the tribal lands of Northern Canada, the medieval streets of Soviet-occupied Prague or the American West, Kaufman directs his lens toward the human condition with equal parts sensitivity and daring. A Chicago native, Kaufman left Harvard Law School as a young man intent on teaching history. With the encouragement of writers Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin, however, he embarked on the filmmaker’s journey at the height of the experimental 1960s.

His debut film, the 1965 black comedy GOLDSTEIN, reflects the imprint of the unorthodox auteurs whose films Kaufman had absorbed during a period spent in Europe. To the pensive quality of the new school, however, Kaufman added his own distinctly American taste for adventure. In THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID, a plot to rob the largest bank west of the Mississippi is overlaid with the historical texture and atmosphere of the late Reconstruction era. WHITE DAWN, meanwhile, explores a conflict of cultures when whalers face the unforgiving Arctic and take refuge in an Inuit settlement, bringing with them the vices of Western civilization.

Though tonally dissimilar, Kaufman’s remake of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and his magnum opus, THE RIGHT STUFF, both concern themselves with the dark unknown beyond Planet Earth. The first film does so by way of gelatinous aliens who inhabit human hosts in 1970s San Francisco, while the second film depicts the true-life story of the U.S. military’s earliest efforts to launch Americans into space.

In no film is Kaufman’s inclination toward the adventurous more sublimely evident than in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, the central story for which Kaufman developed in concert with George Lucas. No less worthy of praise is THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, adapted by Kaufman from Milan Kundera’s novel of the same title. This tale of a Czech surgeon caught between two women in a besieged land is a stylistically alluring standout even among Kaufman’s other genre-fluid works. The film furnishes proof positive that Kaufman is the kind of filmmaker keenly capable of balancing subtlety and intelligence with pure cinematic pleasure.

We are thrilled to welcome Philip Kaufman to the Aero and Hollywood American Legion Post 43 Theatres!
Both TheatresFri, Nov 8, 2019 - Mon, Nov 11, 2019
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Nov 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director Philip Kaufman In Person!
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Philip Kaufman & Juliette Binoche In Person!
Sun, Nov 10, 2019 - 5:00pm
Aero Theatre