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1328 Montana Avenue,
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Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - Sun, Aug 26, 2012
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UNDERWORLD U.S.A.: THE PULPY HEART OF SAM FULLER CINEMA

August 24 – 26, 2012, at the Aero Theatre

Join us at the American Cinematheque for a mini-retrospective of the work of director Sam Fuller (August 12, 1912 - October 30, 1997) on the centennial of his birth. An uncompromising tour-de-force in early American independent cinema who influenced a legion of directors as diverse as Quentin Tarantino, Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard, Fuller pushed the boundaries of genre filmmaking with ripped-from-the-tabloids narratives and in-your-face close-ups, all the while depicting the grim heart and lower depths of American society. Included in our program are PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET, SHOCK CORRIDOR, THE NAKED KISS, FORTY GUNS, UNDERWORLD U.S.A. and THE STEEL HELMET.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise, Beth Hanna and Grant Moninger.

Sam Fuller's widow Christa Fuller will introduce the Saturday night program.
Aero TheatreFri, Aug 24, 2012 - Sun, Aug 26, 2012
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Book Signing & Christa Fuller In Person!
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Aug 26, 2012 - 7:30pm
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