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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jan 17, 2015
7:30pm

REMEMBERING MIKE NICHOLS
Double Feature!
THE FORTUNE / WORKING GIRL
40th Anniversary!

THE FORTUNE
1975, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Mike Nichols

Sexier than the Marx Bros., handsomer than Laurel and Hardy but not as smart as the Three Stooges, hapless 1920s con men Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson see big money in the person of sanitary-napkin heiress Stockard Channing, and they’re willing to stoop to marriage and murder to get it. With its offbeat characters and occasionally dark tone, this underrated gem is a favorite of Joel and Ethan Coen. “Manically scatterbrained … farce of a rare order.” - Vincent Canby, The New York Times.


WORKING GIRL
1988, 20th Century Fox, 113 min, USA, Dir: Mike Nichols

This immensely likable look at one woman’s attempt to break through the glass ceiling features a near-unimprovable cast topped by Melanie Griffith as a secretary with big ideas, Sigourney Weaver as the boss who steals them and Harrison Ford as the man both have eyes for. A Cinderella story for the 1980s (complete with the decade’s focus on big business and even bigger hair), Nichols’ sure-handed romantic comedy picked up six Oscar nominations, including a win for Carly Simon’s original song “Let the River Run.”


Screening format: 35mm (THE FORTUNE) and DCP (WORKING GIRL)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jan 17, 2015 • 7:30pm

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Actors Richard Benjamin & Paula Prentiss In Person!
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