Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
7:30pm

A SALUTE TO KELLY REICHARDT
Double Feature! Director Kelly Reichardt In Person!
OLD JOY / RIVER OF GRASS
Pre-screening conversation with director Kelly Reichardt.
35 mm!

OLD JOY
2007, Janus Films, 76 min, USA, Dir: Kelly Reichardt

Two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade Mountains east of Portland, Oregon. For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood; for Kurt, it is part of a long series of carefree adventures. As the hours progress and the landscape evolves, the two seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight and spiritual battle. "A must-see" -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times; "Exquisite... achingly beautiful." -Robert Koehler, Variety


RIVER OF GRASS
1994, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 76 min, USA, Dir: Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt’s darkly funny debut feature brought the writer-director back to the suburban landscape of southern Florida, where she grew up with her detective father and narcotics agent mother. Shot on 16mm, the story follows the misadventures of disaffected house-wife Cozy (Lisa Bowman) and aimless layabout Lee (Larry Fessenden, who also acted as a producer and the film’s editor). Described by Reichardt as “a road movie without the road, a love story without the love, and a crime story without the crime,” RIVER OF GRASS introduces viewers to a director already in command of her craft and defining her signature style.


Screening formats: 35mm (OLD JOY), DCP (RIVER OF GRASS). OLD JOY print courtesy of the Phil Blankenship collection at the Academy Film Archive. RIVER OF GRASS restoration made possible by Oscilloscope Laboratories, Sundance Institute, UCLA Film and Television Archive, TIFF and hundreds of Kickstarter backers.
Aero Theatre • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 • 7:30pm

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