Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 - Sun, Oct 1, 2017
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HARRIS KUBRICK: GENIUS TAKES TWO

Talent is vital, but in the end, we’re only as good as the people with whom we choose to work - nobody does it alone. Born mere days and just a few New York City blocks apart in 1928, director Stanley Kubrick and producer James B. Harris operated like brothers for the ten years of their direct partnership. Together they made three classics: THE KILLING, PATHS OF GLORY and LOLITA. The two parted in a friendly disagreement over what would have been their fourth picture together: a nuclear war thriller that Kubrick began to envision as the world’s darkest farce.

As their talks of holding the comedic note turned serious, Harris told Kubrick: “I’ll be turning into a bad producer if I try to tell you how to direct this picture.” His friend was grateful for this consideration and replied: “You’d be a good director. I think you’ve learned how. You’ll never be happy until you’ve tried it.” From these divergent paths emerged Kubrick’s DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB and Harris’ directorial debut, THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, a Cold War drama starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier.

Harris’ body of work ranges from erotic fable SOME CALL IT LOVING to such crime dramas as BOILING POINT and COP (one of two collaborations with star James Woods). The still-active Harris - he’s executive producer on French thriller ALEX, due next year - is also the focus of an upcoming documentary. Join us for a weekend retrospective celebrating both his films and those made by one of the great partnerships in movie history.

Series compiled by F.X. Feeney and Grant Moninger. Program notes by F.X. Feeney.

Producer-director James B. Harris joins us in person for post-film discussions each evening.
Aero TheatreThu, Sep 28, 2017 - Sun, Oct 1, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Producer James B. Harris In Person!
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
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James B. Harris In Person!
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
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James B. Harris In Person!
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Director James B. Harris In Person!
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
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