Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Nov 5, 2016

In Person Guests!
Co-presented by the National Society of Film Critics

Founded in 1966, the National Society of Film Critics brings together writers from major outlets across the country to promote the mutual interests of film criticism and filmmaking. In honor of the NSFC’s 50th anniversary, we revisit one of the winners of its annual awards; L.A. CONFIDENTIAL was named Best Picture in 1997. We also pay tribute to the film's director, the late Curtis Hanson.

Introduction by NSFC critic Peter Rainer.
35 mm!

1997, 20th Century Fox, 138 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Hanson

Director Curtis Hanson brings James Ellroy’s epic, muckraking crime novel to vivid life, zeroing in on a racially charged murder case, media scandal-mongering and police corruption in 1950s Los Angeles. A white-hot ensemble cast sets off the fireworks, including Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her Veronica Lake-inspired performance. The rare book-to-movie adaptation that distills a novel’s sprawling grandeur into a devastating knockout punch.

Aero Theatre • Sat, Nov 5, 2016 • 7:30pm