SAT JAN 7, 2023 7:30 PM


$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Introduction by filmmaker Todd Field.

‘Todd Field: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’ 


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LITTLE CHILDREN, 2006, Todd Field, 137 Minutes, Park Circus, USA

Nominated for three Academy Awards in 2006, writing for the New York Times A.O. Scott stated, “The first time you see Todd Field’s superb film adaptation, of Tom Perrotta’s novel you may remark on the director’s impressive control over the unruly source material. Mr. Field proves to be among the most literary of American filmmakers, one of the few who tries to find a visual language suited to the ambiguous plainness of contemporary realist fiction. His film is a complicated blend of gothic, melodrama and sexual comedy, unerringly attuned to the varieties of human failure. The result is a movie that is challenging, accessible and hard to stop thinking about.”

Wesley Morris writing for the Boston Globe said “as he demonstrated in his film In the Bedroom, another astute adaptation of a fine piece of fiction, Field understands how to bring out the human core of his material (he tells and shows).”

FORMAT: 35mm


IN THE BEDROOM, 2001, Todd Field, 131 Minutes, Paramount Pictures, USA 

Nominated for five Academy Awards in 2001, Dennis Lim writing for the Village Voice said, “Field’s debut feature, In the Bedroom, alighted on the snowy peaks of Sundance last January as if from another universe. Here was a small miracle of patience and composure, so starkly removed from everything the festival had come to represent that it seemed almost to herald the overdue coming-of-age of American independent film.”

William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer compared Field’s direction to Kubrick’s, saying that it “manages to feel both highly controlled and effortlessly spontaneous at the same time, and like Kubrick, Field doesn’t make any moral judgments about his characters, and his film remains stubbornly enigmatic. It can be read as a high-class revenge thriller, an ode to the futility of vengeance or almost anything in between.”

David Ansen of Newsweek wrote “Todd Field exhibits a mastery of his craft many filmmakers never acquire in a lifetime. With one film he’s guaranteed his future as a director. He has the magnificent obsession of the natural-born filmmaker.”

The February 2020 issue of New York Magazine listed In the Bedroom alongside Citizen Kane, Sunset Boulevard, Dr. Strangelove, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Conversation, Nashville, Taxi Driver, The Elephant Man, Pulp Fiction, There Will Be Blood, and Roma as “The Best Movies That Lost Best Picture at the Oscars.”


DISTRIBUTOR: Paramount Pictures