Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
7:30pm

FORD VS. …
Ford vs. Peckinpah Double Feature!
THE QUIET MAN / STRAW DOGS
THE QUIET MAN
1952, Paramount, 129 min, USA, Dir: John Ford

John Wayne is the quiet man of the title, a former boxer returning home to his Irish birthplace who falls in love with feisty Maureen O’Hara and butts heads with her big brother (Victor McLaglen). Ireland has never looked so emerald green as in this rowdy shaggy-dog story that’s filled to the brim with brawling, romance and general tomfoolery. With Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond. Winner of Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography (by Winston C. Hoch and Archie Stout).


35 mm!

STRAW DOGS
1971, Walt Disney Co., 118 min, UK, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

“The knock at the door meant the birth of one man and the death of seven others!” Enormously controversial and banned in Britain upon its initial release, this tale of an intellectual pacifist (Dustin Hoffman), pushed to the limit by a sadistic, hard-drinking family of hooligans, was cut by several minutes in the U.S., excising graphic footage of spouse Susan George's rape and the bone-jarring, blood-drenched climax, which softened the ferocious impact of Peckinpah’s allegory of supposedly civilized humans reverting to their most primitive state. Nominated for Best Original Score at the 1972 Oscars.


Screening formats: DCP (THE QUIET MAN), 35mm (STRAW DOGS)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jan 23, 2020 • 7:30pm

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