Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 3, 2018
7:30pm

WGAW GROUNDBREAKERS
Double Feature! Writers Mike Judge & Etan Cohen In Person!
IDIOCRACY / ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Writers Guild of America West, as part of the GROUNDBREAKERS screening series. Sponsored by Final Draft.
Discussion between films with IDIOCRACY screenwriter/director Mike Judge and screenwriter Etan Cohen, moderated by author/screenwriter Ken Pisani.
IDIOCRACY
2006, 20th Century Fox, 84 min, Dir: Mike Judge

Mike Judge’s ahead-of-its-time sci-fi comedy predicts a time in which our collective intelligence has dropped so low that it threatens to destroy the world. When average guy Luke Wilson, sent into hibernation 500 years earlier, awakes into this brave new world, America is run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro wrestler with severe anger-management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land is a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.”


ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
1976, Warner Bros., 138 min, USA, Dir: Alan J. Pakula

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman shine as Washington Post investigative reporters Woodward and Bernstein, the pair responsible for uncovering the shocking truth behind the Watergate break-in. A tense, real-life detective saga demonstrating what a courageous free press can accomplish, with a sterling supporting cast that includes Jason Robards, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden, Jane Alexander, Hal Holbrook and F. Murray Abraham.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 3, 2018 • 7:30pm

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