Sat January 22, 2022 7:30 PM


$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Q&A between films with filmmaker John Sayles

This is a vaccinated-only screening

Tickets are no longer on sale for this event.



EIGHT MEN OUT, 1988, Park Circus, 120 min, Dir: John Sayles.  

Based on Eliot Asinof’s 1963 book of the same name, John Sayles’ EIGHT MEN OUT follows the infamous Black Sox scandal, in which the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. The film is Sayles’ biggest budget picture to date, starring John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, David Strathairn and Michael Rooker.


FORMAT: 35mm


MATEWAN, 1987, Park Circus/MGM, 132 min, USA, Dir: John Sayles.   

Based on a true incident in the impoverished but coal-rich hills of West Virginia in the 1920s, writer-director John Sayles’ masterpiece is an unforgettable portrait of a community struggling to assert itself under the crushing dominance of capitalist greed. Chris Cooper (ADAPTATION) turns in his finest performance as labor organizer Joe Kenehan, with tremendous support from a cast that includes James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn and Sayles himself. The cinematography by Haskell Wexler (WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, and winner of the 1992 ASC Lifetime Achievement Award) perfectly captures the haunted, bone-weary desperation of the miners and their families.


FORMAT: 4K DCP Restoration