Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Oct 9, 2011
7:30pm

MAD AS HELL: SIDNEY LUMET’S CINEMA OF FIGHTING BACK
Double Feature!
NETWORK / THE PAWNBROKER
NETWORK
1976, MGM Repertory, 120 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Director Sidney Lumet helmed this vitriolic dissection of network television from Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning script. Peter Finch won a posthumous Oscar as Best Actor for his performance as Howard Beale, the fired news anchorman who goes "mad as hell" on nationwide TV. Faye Dunaway (Oscar winner for Best Actress) is the new creative honcho who angles to exploit Beale’s madness to boost ratings.


THE PAWNBROKER
1965, Paramount, 119 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Rod Steiger is the pawnbroker of the title, an emotionally constricted Holocaust survivor whose efforts to cut himself off from others are severely tested.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 9, 2011 • 7:30pm

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