Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Oct 21, 2017
7:30pm
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A LOIS SMITH PRIMER
Double Feature! Michael Almereyda & Lois Smith In Person!
MARJORIE PRIME / EAST OF EDEN
Discussion between films with director Michael Almereyda and actress Lois Smith, moderated by Josh Olson.
MARJORIE PRIME
2017, FilmRise, 98 min, USA, Dir: Michael Almereyda

Adapted from Jordan Harrison’s play, this moving look at the intersection of human memory and artificial intelligence has Lois Smith reprising her stage role as the title character. In the early stages of dementia, 86-year-old Marjorie lives in Long Island with her daughter, Tess (Geena Davis), and son-in-law, Jon (Tim Robbins). At Jon’s suggestion, Marjorie has been provided with a holographic version of her late husband to slow her memory loss - but the presence of a re-creation of her father doesn’t sit so well with Tess. Co-starring Jon Hamm.


EAST OF EDEN
1955, Warner Bros., 115 min, Dir: Elia Kazan

James Dean is brilliantly cast as shy Cal, a pre-WWI teenager who can’t escape from the shadow of his perfect brother, Aaron (Richard Davalos). Cal is also a rebellious black sheep who will do almost anything to gain the love of his strict father (Raymond Massey), a desire that may destroy those around him but may also, in the end, offer him his last chance at redemption. With a great cast that includes Julie Harris, Albert Dekker, Burl Ives and a cameo by Timothy Carey. In CinemaScope!


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Oct 21, 2017 • 7:30pm
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