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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 9, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

FILMMAKERS IN PERSON AT NOVEMBER EVENTS

AT THE AERO THEATRE

On Set With French Cinema with Jean-Pierre Jeunet In Person with screenings of

AMELIE and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN

Thursday, November 2

 

Emilio Estevez in person with a Sneak Preview of BOBBY

Friday, November 10

 

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque presents Filmmaker In Person at November events at the Aero Theatre. On Thursday, November 2nd is a 7:30 PM Double Feature of AMELIE (2001, Miramax, 120 min.) and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (1995, Sony Classics, 112 min.) with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet in person. On Friday, November 10th is a 7:30 PM Sneak Preview of BOBBY (2006, The Weinstein Company, 120 min.). Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, the film revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. The film stars Elijah Wood, William H. Macy, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, Ashton Kutcher as part of an ensemble cast. All screenings are at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave) in Santa Monica. All guests subject to availability.

 

Thursday, November 2, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Thursday, November 2nd program is a 7:30 PM Double Feature. First up is AMELIE, (2001, Miramax, 120 min.). Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s marvelous poetic fantasy about a wide-eyed young Parisian waitress (played by the sensational Audrey Tautou) who manages to influence the destinies of all who meet her. Filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz (LA HAINE) co-stars as Amelie’s would-be boyfriend. Upon initial release, this film broke all Box Office records in France.

Next on the same bill is THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, (1995, Sony Classics, 112 min.). Jeunet and collaborator Marc Caro’s second feature is just as bizarre, sinister and wildly imaginative as DELICATESSEN, mixing elements of Dr. Caligari, Victor Hugo and Rube Goldberg into the story of a kind-hearted circus strongman (Ron Perlman) and his coquettish 7-year old side-kick (Judith Vittet) who attempt to stop a wicked scientist (Daniel Emilfork) from stealing the dreams of little children. Discussion in between films with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

This screening is part of On Set With French Cinema, a partnership between The American Cinematheque, Unifrance and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Largely self-taught, Jean-Pierre Jeunet began his collaboration early on with artist/designer, Marc Caro. Their first feature film together DELICATESSEN (1991) set the absurd, surreal, darkly comic tone of other masterpieces to follow and won 4 French Cesar Awards. The success of the film enabled them to do their long-planned CITY OF LOST CHILDREN (1995). After a brief foray into Hollywood directing ALIEN RESURRECTION (1997), Jeunet returned to France to make a more personal film. The result was AMELIE (2000), a picture that broke box office records not only in France but all over the world. His A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (2004) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

 

Friday, November 10, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Friday, November 10th program is a 7:30 PM Double Feature. First up is a Sneak Preview of BOBBY, (2006, The Weinstein Company, 120 min.). Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, BOBBY revisits the night Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. With an incredible ensemble cast portraying fictionalized characters from a cross-section of America, the film follows 22 individuals who are all at the hotel for different purposes but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy’s arrival at the primary election night party, an event that would change their lives forever. This historic night is set against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences. The film features Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Elijah Wood.

 

Next on the same bill is THE WAR AT HOME, (1996, Buena Vista, 119 min.). Emilio Estevez stars in and directs this adaptation of James Duff's play Homefront, the story of a Vietnam veteran forced to confront his past over the course of one Thanksgiving weekend in 1972. A close-to-the-heart project for Estevez, this is a gripping and hearty drama, with thoughtful performances by Estevez and, as his parents, Kathy Bates and real-life dad Martin Sheen. Discussion in between films with director Emilio Estevez.

 

 No press preview in conjunction with the screening of BOBBY. Please contact Tawny Rodriguez of the Weinstein Company, tawny.rodriguez@weinsteinco.com for all press information. AMELIE, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN AND THE WAR AT HOME are available at local videostores. Please check the videostores for availability.

 

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A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films is available on our website.

General Admission is $10. Double Features are two films for one admission price.

There is generally a 7 – 10 minute intermission between films.

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TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE IN WRITING AND SHOULD BE FAXED TO 323-461-9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. THURSDAY AT 6 PM IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR WEEKEND SCREENINGS. PLEASE INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN YOUR COVERAGE WILL APPEAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MEDIA OUTLET.

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THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

 

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will be on our website. For press passes to see it for review purposes, please call Margot Gerber at 323.461.2020, ext. 115.

 

 

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