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

MAD AS HELL: SIDNEY LUMET’S CINEMA OF FIGHTING BACK
Double Feature!
SERPICO / 12 ANGRY MEN
SERPICO
1973, Paramount, 130 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Easygoing policeman Frank Serpico (Al Pacino in one of his best performances) loves what he does and has a great time doing it - until he slowly discovers that his fellow officers are enmeshed in corruption. Serpico goes undercover to expose the truth and learns that doing the right thing has a very high price. An early example of director Sidney Lumet's preoccupation with ethics and the law, and one of the great New York cop movies of all time.


12 ANGRY MEN
1957, MGM Repertory, 96 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Reginald Rose’s 1954 “Studio One” teleplay is brought to the screen by director Sidney Lumet (NETWORK, DOG DAY AFTERNOON) in his behind-the-camera debut. Henry Fonda produces and stars as Juror No. 8, the lone holdout in a racially charged jury deliberation. The all-male cast includes stunning performances by Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb (as Fonda’s No. 1 foil), E.G. Marshall, Robert Webber, Jack Warden and Ed Begley Sr. Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. A near-perfect film, a true American masterpiece, championed by wonderful characters and dialogue. Joseph Sweeney and Voskovec reprise their roles from the 1954 TV broadcast.


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

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