Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Mar 15, 2013
7:30pm
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ON THE ROAD: CINEMATIC JOURNEYS
Double Feature! Book Signing & Director Hal Needham In Person!
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT / THE CANNONBALL RUN

Hal Needham will sign copies of his book Stuntman! My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life in the lobby at 6:30 PM. He recently received an honorary Academy Award at the 2012 Governors Awards.

Discussion between films with director Hal Needham.
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
1977, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham

“Smokey” was ’70s trucker slang for the Highway Patrol, a frequent adversary of knights of the road - especially when said knights try to haul Coors beer illegally from Texas to Georgia. But Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) is no match for “The Bandit” (Burt Reynolds), whose speed and skill behind the wheel is the stuff of local legend. Longtime stunt coordinator Hal Needham was ideally suited to direct this hit action comedy, which costars Sally Field as a runaway bride and country singer Jerry Reed as Reynolds’ partner in crime.


THE CANNONBALL RUN
1981, 95 min, USA, Dir: Hal Needham

An all-star cast puts the pedal to the metal in this raucous action-comedy about an illegal cross-country race. Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Farrah Fawcett, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are just some of the celebrity competitors in this 1980s favorite from stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham.


Screening formats: 35mm (SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT) and Blu-ray (THE CANNONBALL RUN)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Mar 15, 2013 • 7:30pm
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