Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
7:30pm
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WGAW GROUNDBREAKERS
Double Feature! Writer Suzanne de Passe In Person!
WAITING TO EXHALE / LADY SINGS THE BLUES
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Writers Guild of America West, as part of the GROUNDBREAKERS screening series. Sponsored by Final Draft.
Discussion between films with LADY SINGS THE BLUES screenwriter Suzanne de Passe, moderated by screenwriter/LMU professor Michele Amor, co-chair of WGAW’s Committee of Black Writers.
35 mm!

WAITING TO EXHALE
1995, 20th Century Fox, 124 min, USA, Dir: Forest Whitaker

The big screen adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel follows four African-American women - played by Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon - whose friendship sustains them as they struggle with the men in their lives. A box office success and Image Award winner for Outstanding Motion Picture, WAITING TO EXHALE features a chart-topping soundtrack highlighted by Houston’s No.1 hit “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).”


35 mm!

LADY SINGS THE BLUES
1972, Paramount, 144 min, USA, Dir: Sidney J. Furie

Diana Ross earned an Oscar nomination for her feature debut as Billie Holiday in this loose adaptation of the legendary jazz singer’s autobiography. As she rises from Harlem brothel worker to Carnegie Hall headliner, Lady Day struggles with racism and drugs; Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor, respectively, play the angel and the devil on her shoulders.


Aero Theatre • Thu, Feb 15, 2018 • 7:30pm
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