Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
7:30pm

HALLOWEEN AT THE CINEMATHEQUE 2012
Rare Archival Double Feature! Screenwriter Eric Roth In Person!
THE NICKEL RIDE / THE OTHER
Discussion between films with THE NICKEL RIDE screenwriter Eric Roth.
THE NICKEL RIDE
1974, 20th Century Fox, 99 min, USA, Dir: Robert Mulligan

A superb neo-noir with Jason Miller (THE EXORCIST) as the can-do man who holds keys to stolen-goods depots in downtown Los Angeles. Charged by his syndicate boss, urbane John Hillerman, with buying up an unused block of warehouses for more storage, Miller starts to encounter problems. Like an unraveling ball of yarn, trivial difficulties snowball out of control, threatening not only his career but his life. Beautifully realized, from the low-key performances to the evocation of a dying-on-the-vine downtown - whole blocks of which have not changed much since the making of this film. The gradual building of suspense and the aura of impending doom - a feeling so borderline we're not sure if Miller’s just being paranoid - is intensely disturbing. Bo Hopkins is the friendly good ol’ boy apprentice Miller gets saddled with and Linda Haynes is Miller’s understanding girl. Screenplay by Eric Roth (THE INSIDER, MUNICH, FORREST GUMP).


40th Anniversary!

THE OTHER
1972, 20th Century Fox, 108 min, USA, Dir: Robert Mulligan

This creepy adaptation of Tom Tryon’s bestseller is set on a New England farm in the mid-1930s, where strange happenings begin to swirl around twins Niles and Holland Perry. With their mother (Diana Muldaur) reduced to a recluse by her husband’s recent death, the boys gravitate to their grandmother (played by famed acting teacher Uta Hagen). She teaches one of them how to play “the great game” - a way to project the mind outside the body - which has grave consequences when it turns out the twins are much less angelic than they initially appear. Jerry Goldsmith composed the darkly atmospheric score.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Oct 12, 2012 • 7:30pm

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Special Senior Discount!
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Monsterverse Comic Book Signing & Special In-Person Guests!
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