Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
7:30pm

Double Feature! In Person Guests!
OL’ MAX EVANS: THE FIRST 1,000 YEARS / THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE
Discussion between films with OL’ MAX EVANS filmmakers Lorene Mills and Paul Barnes, and interviewees Ali MacGraw and Katy Haber, moderated by noted Peckinpah historian Paul Seydor.
Los Angeles Premiere!

OL’ MAX EVANS: THE FIRST 1,000 YEARS
2018, 79 min, USA, Dir: Lorene Mills, Paul Barnes, David Leach

Internationally renowned best-selling New Mexico author Max Evans (THE HI-LO COUNTRY, THE ROUNDERS) has also been a prospector, film producer, soldier, artist and calf-roping cowboy. This documentary about the 93-year-old Renaissance man is a fast-paced ride though changing times in which Max tells stories of movie studio executives, ranching, publishing houses, brawls with Hollywood friends such as director Sam Peckinpah, spiritual encounters with animals, tales of the American West and more. Episodes from Evans’ life are illuminated by interviews with friends, colleagues and Max himself, with acclaimed actors Peter Coyote and Sam Elliott lending their voices as narrator and reader, respectively.


35 mm!

THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE
1970, Warner Bros., 121 min, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

This whimsical, sweetly melancholy, ultimately uplifting fable stars Jason Robards as Cable, a prospector left in the desert to die by partners L.Q. Jones and Strother Martin. But in a classic turning-lemons-into-lemonade twist, Cable discovers a freshwater spring and establishes a stagecoach rest stop on the spot, the perfect occupation for a cantankerous loner. Things couldn’t be going better with prostitute love-of-his-life Hildy (Stella Stevens) moving in with him. But then a newfangled invention rears its ugly head - the automobile. With David Warner as Cable’s con-man preacher pal, Joshua, and Max Evans as Webb Seely.


Screening formats: DCP (OL’ MAX EVANS: THE FIRST 1,000 YEARS), 35mm (THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Apr 19, 2018 • 7:30pm