Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Oct 19, 2019
2:00pm

FACING OFF WITH JOHN WOO
Double Feature! Director John Woo In Person!
FACE/OFF / HARD TARGET
Co-presented by Beyond Fest
Discussion following HARD TARGET with director John Woo.
35 mm!

FACE/OFF
1997, Paramount, 138 min, USA, Dir: John Woo

A wild, dizzying thrill ride of a pulp epic that is probably the closest in spirit to Woo’s earlier Hong Kong thrillers. Federal agent John Travolta and psychotic master criminal Nicolas Cage exchange identities when a bizarre undercover operation to coax information out of Cage’s brother goes horribly wrong. Cat-and-mouse pyrotechnics mushroom as the beleaguered undercover man feverishly tries to recapture his nemesis - and his face. With Joan Allen and Gina Gershon. “A cinema of violent delirium so breathtaking it plays like visual poetry.” - Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times.


35 mm!

HARD TARGET
1993, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: John Woo

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is Chance Boudreaux, a down-on-his luck merchant sailor hired to help a young lawyer searching for her missing father. When a citywide police strike sends New Orleans into chaos, two former mercenaries (Lance Henriksen and Arnold Vosloo) organize a deadly safari game, and Chance must use his high-powered martial arts skills to battle a sadistic band of hunters preying on homeless veterans.


Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Oct 19, 2019 • 2:00pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Director John Woo In Person!
Fri, Oct 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director John Woo In Person!
Sat, Oct 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre