Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 9, 2013

Double Feature! SOLD OUT! William Friedkin In Person!

This screening is sold out!

William Friedkin will sign copies of his new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

Discussion between films with William Friedkin.
Rare 35mm Screening!

1977, Paramount, 122 min, Dir: William Friedkin

Friedkin’s most visually awesome film follows small-time crook Roy Scheider from Brooklyn to the sweltering South American jungles, where he lands a job hauling nitroglycerine with hard-luck losers Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal. Rather than simply remake Henri-Georges Clouzot’s famed WAGES OF FEAR, Friedkin re-imagined the story as a cosmic vision of man vs. nature, climaxing in the mind-bending image of Scheider and crew literally pushing a loaded truck across a spindly rope bridge.

1980, Warner Bros., 106 min, USA, Dir: William Friedkin

A bleakly chilling emotional travelogue of desperation, loneliness and spiritual hunger, CRUISING stars Al Pacino as a naïve undercover cop who descends into the leather-bar underworld of New York’s gay S&M scene. Widely condemned and misinterpreted on its release, CRUISING emerges today as one of Friedkin’s major works - it succeeds as a police procedural, horror film (there are scenes every bit as terrifying as THE EXORCIST), and saga of one seemingly "decent" man’s inability to face the truth about himself. Featuring a terrific score by composer Jack Nitzsche, with songs by The Germs.

Screening formats: 35mm (SORCERER) and DCP (CRUISING)
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 9, 2013 • 7:30pm

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William Friedkin In Person!
Fri, May 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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William Friedkin In Person! Brand New DCP! 40th Anniversary!
Sat, May 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
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