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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 - Sat, Apr 16, 2011
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NEW HOLLYWOOD GODSON: AN IN-PERSON TRIBUTE TO JAMES CAAN

James Caan had already been one of America's most compelling, original actors for a decade when his explosive performance as Sonny Corleone in THE GODFATHER made him a star. With roles in late films by Billy Wilder (IRMA LA DOUCE) and Howard Hawks (RED LINE 7000, EL DORADO) as well as early ones by Robert Altman (COUNTDOWN) and Francis Ford Coppola (THE RAIN PEOPLE), he served as a bridge between the old Hollywood and the new (and then the new again, when he starred in Wes Anderson's debut film, BOTTLE ROCKET, in 1996). Right in the middle of it all, he gave a heartbreaking performance in one of the most acclaimed made-for-television movies of all time, BRIAN'S SONG. But this was just the tip of the iceberg. In the nearly 40 years since Sonny Corleone, Caan has accumulated a stunning body of work: the existentially tormented title characters of FREEBIE AND THE BEAN and THIEF; the terrorized writer in MISERY; not to mention a pair of offbeat genre turns in ALIEN NATION and DICK TRACY. From guerrilla indies to studio spectacles and from comedy to tragedy, Caan has done it all.

Join us for a tribute to the career of James Caan, including screenings of FUNNY LADY, THE KILLER ELITE, HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT, HARRY AND WALTER GO TO NEW YORK and CINDERELLA LIBERTY.

We are thrilled to welcome James Caan to the Aero Theatre!

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Jim Hemphill.

James Caan will appear in person with his films THIEF and HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT.
Aero TheatreSat, Apr 9, 2011 - Sat, Apr 16, 2011
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Sat, Apr 9, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Apr 10, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Apr 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 - 7:30pm
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James Caan In Person!
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Apr 16, 2011 - 7:30pm
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