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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 10, 2013
7:30pm

THE FRIEDKIN CONNECTION: THE FILMS OF WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
Double Feature! William Friedkin In Person!
THE FRENCH CONNECTION / TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.

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.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
1971, 20th Century Fox, 104 min, Dir: William Friedkin

Arguably the greatest American crime film ever made. Gene Hackman stars as Detective Popeye Doyle, who’s muscling minor hoods in NYC (the "You ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?" scene is still a classic) when he catches the trail of a huge shipment of French heroin. With partner Roy Scheider, Hackman dogs drug-kingpin Fernando Rey through the concrete jungle - highlighted by a brain-jangling car chase that still hasn’t been topped.


TO LIVE & DIE IN L.A.
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 116 min, Dir: William Friedkin

Director William Friedkin's startling, exhilarating thriller stars William Petersen as a hot-shot federal agent out to bust ruthless counterfeiter Willem Dafoe (in a revelatory, tour-de-force performance). Along the way, they collide with John Turturro as a drug mule addicted to Pepto-Bismol and Dean Stockwell as Dafoe's morally ambivalent mouthpiece. As dynamic and unnerving as THE FRENCH CONNECTION a decade earlier, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. is Friedkin at his very best - a turbo-charged ride through an imploding, morally corrupt American landscape.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, May 10, 2013 • 7:30pm

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