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Aero Theatre | Book signing and pre-screening Q&A with cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins. Moderated by Jim Hemphill.
Book signing with author and Oscar-award winning cinematographer Sir Roger A. Deakins for Byways prior to the screening at 6:30pm at the Aero Theatre. Books will be available for purchase at the event, in partnership with the Larry Edmunds Bookshop.
Sir Roger A. Deakins will receive career achievement award at the American Cinematheque’s 2nd Annual Tribute to the Crafts on Feb. 9, 2023.
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Book signing begins at 6:30 PM at the Aero Theatre. Signing is with author and Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir. Roger A. Deakins. His new book is called Byways.
FARGO, 1996, Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, 98 minutes, Park Circus, USA
In this seven-time Oscar-nominated film, one of which for Best Cinematography, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha.
THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE, 2001, Joel Coen, 116 minutes, Universal Repertory, USA
Ed Crane suspects his wife is having an affair with her boss. Ed crane also needs ten thousand dollars. In an effort to get the money and change his life, he hatches a plan to blackmail them, but in true classic noir fashion, nothing goes according to plan. Shot almost entirely on location THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE earned cinematographer Roger Deakins his fifth Academy Award nomination, as well as his first BAFTA win.
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