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Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
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The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
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<< August 3 & 5, 2007 >>>

Tom DiCillo   In-Person Tribute

 


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This series is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!

 

Director Tom DiCillo began his career as a director of photography on Jim Jarmusch’s earlier films (STRANGER THAN PARADISE, COFFEE AND CIGARETTES) and went on to direct his feature debut JOHNNY SUEDE which starred Brad Pitt. From the hilariously spot-on indictment of the making of an indie film LIVING IN OBLIVION to the honest, heartwarming drama BOX OF MOONLIGHT to his newest, DELIRIOUS (screening here in a sneak preview!), every one of DiCillo’s films have what it takes to represent his uniquely personal vision.

 

 

Friday, August 3 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview:

DELIRIOUS, 2006, Peace Arch Entertainment, 107 min. Dir. Tom DiCillo. Les Galantine (Steve Buscemi, of GHOST WORLD), a paparazzi photographer who yearns to be a "real" photographer, slinks through a daily routine of watching as the rich, famous and beautiful walk past the velvet ropes and into the exclusive VIP areas of New York's best clubs. This routine is upset when a young homeless man named Toby (Michael Pitt, of THE DREAMERS, THE HAWK IS DYING), stumbles upon Les and his fellow paparazzi staking out a trendy Manhattan hot-spot in hope of getting a shot of K’harma, a pop diva (Alison Lohman, of BIG FISH). Seeking shelter, Toby follows Les and becomes his unpaid "assistant," eagerly lapping up Les’ life lessons, amusing sayings, and laissez-faire perspective on life. A comic drama with a witty, timely, and hilarious screenplay by one of independent cinema’s strongest voices. Discussion following with director Tom DiCillo.

 

 

Sunday, August 5 - – 7:30 PM

Tom DiCillo In-Person – Double Feature Tribute:

LIVING IN OBLIVION, 1994, Sony Pictures Classics, 90 min. Director Tom DiCillo expertly captures the fiascos that define any independent filmmaking experience with this brilliant low-budget variation on Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT. Steve Buscemi is perfect as DiCillo’s onscreen alter ego, a director traumatized by malfunctioning special effects, self-absorbed actors, and overall incompetence on the set of his new film. The movie is part show business satire and part surrealistic horror film, as Buscemi’s character finds himself in a constant state of crisis that he is unable to escape even in sleep. Insightful and hilarious, LIVING IN OBLIVION joins Blake Edwards’s S.O.B. as one of the most entertaining movies ever made about the dark side of filmmaking.

BOX OF MOONLIGHT, 1996, Lionsgate Films, 112 min. Tom DiCillo is at his most fanciful in this charming and intensely moving modern day fairy tale. John Turturro plays Al Fountain, a depressed engineering foreman who hits the road in search of an idyllic locale that brought him his fondest childhood memories. What he finds there does little to improve his mood, but on the way home he picks up a young man with car trouble (Sam Rockwell) who helps him discover that there’s more to life than the boredom to which he has become accustomed. What ensues is a delightful buddy movie that avoids cliché while achieving profoundly emotional effects, a movie for the heart that doesn’t require you to turn off your brain. Discussion in between films with director Tom DiCillo.