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planned. Tickets are only available at the door, the day of an event.
Thursday, January 6 - 7:30 PM
A Houston, Texas native, actor Dennis
Quaid launched his acting career in high school and debuted with the role of a
small-town boy in James Bridges 9/30/55 (1977). Quaid gained his first notice in the
coming-of-age drama Peter Yates BREAKING AWAY (1979), and his first big break as the
astronaut Gordon Cooper in Philip Kaufmans THE RIGHT STUFF (1983). Since then he has
proven one of the most charismatic actors working, assaying diverse roles from sleazy
lawyer Arnie Metzger in Steven Soderberghs TRAFFIC to closet homosexual Frank in
Todd Haynes FAR FROM HEAVEN .
IN GOOD COMPANY, 2005,
Universal, 109 min. The latest from Paul Weitz, the director of ABOUT A BOY, is an
insightful comedy about the relationship between a 50-year-old businessman and his new
26-year-old boss. Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is demoted from head of ad sales for a
major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new
boss, Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), is a business school prodigy half his age, and Dan and
Carter's uneasy new relationship is thrown into jeopardy when Carter falls for Dan's
daughter Alex (Scarlett Johansson). A humorous and tender examination of life's ironies
and coincidences. Discussion following with director Paul
Weitz. The previously scheduled appearance by actor Dennis Quaid has been cancelled due to
a schedule conflict.
Friday, January 7 7:30 PM
Jeremy Irons Tribute
Double Feature: THE
MISSION, 1986, Warner Bros., 125 min. Dir. Roland Joffe.
Visually and dramatically magnificent 18th century epic of a Jesuit missionary
(Jeremy Irons) who first clashes, then bonds with a murderous former slave-trader (Robert
De Niro) to try to save a remote religious outpost in the Brazilian jungle. Superb
script by Robert Bolt (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA), with one of composer Ennio Morricones
DEAD RINGERS, 1988, Morgan Creek,
115 min. Jeremy Irons turns in a stupendous pair of performances as twin
gynecologists sinking in a swirling miasma of fraternal sexual jealousy, prescription
drugs and junk food, in one of director David Cronenbergs most disturbingly
twisted and sharply executed thrillers. Astoundingly enough, another daring picture based
on fact. With Genevieve Bujold. Discussion between
films with actor Jeremy Irons.
Sunday, January 9 5:00 PM
Annette Bening Tribute
Annette Bening shows great
versatility in both comic and dramatic roles, whether it be on screen or on stage. With
her first starring role she portrayed the manipulative, seductive Marquise de Merteuil in
Milos Forman's VALMONT, excelled as a ditsy wanna-be actress in Mike Nichols'
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE and delivered a brilliant portrayal as the treacherous con-artist
Myra Langtry in Stephen Frears' THE GRIFTERS, for which she earned an Oscar nomination as
Best Supporting Actress. She gained further acclaim in movies such as REGARDING HENRY,
GUILTY BY SUSPICION, BUGSY and the highly acclaimed AMERICAN BEAUTY, for which she won a
Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award nomination Her most recent screen
appearance prior to BEING JULIA was in the western OPEN RANGE opposite Kevin
Costner and Robert Duvall. In the spring of 2005, she will be seen in the HBO film MRS.
Double Feature: BEING JULIA, 2004, Sony Pictures Classics, 105 min. Based on
W. Somerset Maughams "Theatre," director Istvan Szabos
intoxicating combination of wicked comedy and smart drama. In London in 1938, beautiful
and beguiling actress Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is at her peak, physically and
professionally, but her successful theatrical career and her marriage to handsome
impresario Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons) have become stale and unfulfilling.
Longing for novelty and excitement, Julia embarks on a passionate affair with
younger Tom Fennell (Shaun Evans).
70 mm print! VALMONT, 1989, MGM/UA, 137 min. Director Milos Formans
stingingly sharp and tragically poignant adaptation of the 18th century classic
novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Annette Bening is a standout as the
too-cynical and-coldhearted-for-her-own-good Marquise de Merteuil and Colin Firth
superb as the Vicomte de Valmont, a worldly decadent shattered when he realizes he
actually has a heart capable of breaking. Meg Tilly is touchingly memorable as
vulnerable Madame de Tourvel, the young woman they inadvertently destroy. Discussion between films with actress Annette Bening.
Tuesday, January 11 7:30 PM
Thomas Haden Church will not be able to appear as
was previously announced. The film will still be shown and additional guests will
announced as they are confirmed.
Best known for his role as Lowell Mather on the popular series
"Wings" and as Ned Dorsey in the series "Ned and Stacy," Thomas
Haden Church starred-in, among other films, the blockbuster hit GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE,
and 3,000 MILES TO GRACELAND, with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner. Last year, Church made
his directorial debut on ROLLING KANSAS, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
SIDEWAYS, 2004, Fox Searchlight
Pictures, 123 min. Writer-director Alexander Payne's fourth feature film (following
CITIZEN RUTH, ELECTION and ABOUT SCHMIDT) starts with two old friends setting off on a
wine-tasting road trip . . . only to veer dizzily SIDEWAYS into a wry, comedic exploration
of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the damnable persistence of loneliness
and dreams and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet. Thomas Haden Church
plays Jack, a womanizer who is about to be married. Best friend/wine lover Miles (Paul
Giamatti) takes his buddy on a tour of the wine country as a last hurrah before Jack
ties the knot. The two buddies soon find themselves caught in a heady mix of wine and
woman, with Jack's upcoming nuptials fast approaching.
Sunday, January 16 4:00 PM
Ray Harryhausen Tribute
An Afternoon with Ray Harryhausen In Person!
Please join us for a special two days visit for the first time to
the Aero Theatre from one of the Egyptian Theatre favorite guests, visual F/X legend Ray
Harryhausen, featuring two of his classic films, plus more rarities from the
Children's Matinee: Double Feature: THE MYSTERIOUS
ISLAND, 1961, Columbia, 101 min. Based on Jules Verne's sequel to "20,000
Leagues Under The Sea," MYSTERIOUS ISLAND follows a group of Confederate prisoners
during the Civil War who escape using an enemy balloon, only to find themselves blown off
course to a remote island, populated by monstrous creatures and the enigmatic Captain Nemo
(Herbert Lom) himself! Directed by Cy Endfield (ZULU, TRY AND GET ME) in a
rare fantasy outing, with a superb score by maestro Bernard Herrmann. With Michael
Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill.
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, 1963,
Columbia, 104 min. Dir. Don Chaffey. Hercules, harpies, the bronze giant Talos and
an army of living skeletons what more could you ask for?! Heroic Greek warrior
Jason (Todd Armstrong) travels to the farthest ends of the earth in search of the
legendary Golden Fleece, in this glorious adventure featuring some of Ray
Harryhausens most memorable visual effects, along with music by Bernard
Herrmann. Co-starring Nancy Kovack, Laurence Naismith, Nigel Green. Discussion between films with visual F/X legend Ray Harryhausen and
actor Michael Callan (THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND).
Ray Harryhausen will appear at 3:00 PM at Every Picture Tells A Story to sign copies of his
new book "Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life."
Thursday, January 20 7:30 PM
Rosemount Australian Film and
Australia Week 2005 -G'Day LA - a celebration of art, commerce,
culture, and history, showcasing all things Australian, from food and wine, to film, the
arts, the lifestyle, the indigenous culture and tourism. For more information visit: www.australia-week.com
SOMERSAULT, 2004, 106 min.
16-year-old Heidi (Abbie Cornish) runs away from her Canberra home after seducing
her mother's boyfriend. Forced to fend for herself and still a child-at-heart, she lands
in Jindabayne in the snowy mountains of New South Wales. Bewitched by the startling beauty
of the gray lake and falling snow, she begins to create a new life for herself. When she
falls for Joe (Sam Worthington), the son of a wealthy local farmer, her self-destructive
desires surface, and her world threatens to come tumbling down. The sparkling musical
score, the palette of blue and red and the fast editing all beautifully reflect Heidi's
stormy frame of mind. This stunningly poetic film from first time director Cat
Shortland made a clean sweep at the Australian Film Institute awards in 2004 winning
in all 13 film categories for the first time in the award's history. Discussion following with actress Abbie Cornish - to be confirmed.