Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Jan 3, 2019
8:00pm

Adam McKay Tribute!
Free Screening! Double Feature!
VICE / THE BIG SHORT
Oscar-winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay made his name in the comedy world with box office hits including STEP BROTHERS before exploring the dark humor of real life in such films as THE BIG SHORT and the new VICE.

This screening is free with RSVP to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vicethe-big-short-tickets-53926039235

Please arrive early; RSVP is not a guarantee of seating. American Cinematheque Members will have priority seating when the doors open one hour prior to showtime. For more information on Membership, email andrew@americancinematheque.com.

Discussion between films with director Adam McKay.
VICE
2018, Annapurna Pictures, 132 min, Dir: Adam McKay

Spanning a half-century, Dick Cheney’s (Christian Bale) complex journey from rural Wyoming electrical worker to de facto president of the United States is a darkly comic and often unsettling inside look at the use and misuse of institutional power. Guided by his formidable and unfailingly loyal wife, Lynne (Amy Adams), and mentored by the brusque and blustery Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), Cheney insinuated himself into the Washington, D.C., fabric beginning with the Nixon administration. In 2000, he left his position as CEO of Halliburton to run as vice president to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) with the implicit understanding that he would exercise almost unchecked control. Cheney’s cunning and furtive political maneuvering have altered the American political landscape in ways that will continue to reverberate for decades to come, but it is clear there is more than one Dick Cheney - a man whose reputation in the public sector belies his private life and obvious devotion to his family.


THE BIG SHORT
2015, Paramount, 130 min, Dir: Adam McKay

In 2005, money manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) is startled to discover highly rated mortgage bonds are based on delinquent home loans certain to default. As Wall Street bankers and government regulators ignore this ticking time bomb, Burry invents a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to “short” the booming housing market. By the time things crash in 2008, he and a small group of contrarian investors (including Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt) will make billions yet will be forever changed by their experience, while millions of Americans lose their homes and the financial institutions responsible for the meltdown are bailed out by U.S. taxpayers.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Jan 3, 2019 • 8:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Jan 3, 2019 - 6:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian