Sat August 7, 2021 7:30 PM

THE CROSSING GUARD / THE PLEDGE

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

Aero Theatre | Introduction by Sean Penn

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ABOUT THE FILMS

 

THE CROSSING GUARD, 1995, Paramount, 111 min. Dir. Sean Penn

Following the death of his daughter, Freddy Gale (Jack Nicholson) has been caught in a downward spiral until the drunk driver (David Morse) who hit her is released on parole. Vowing revenge, Gale tracks the man down only to find a soul equally consumed by grief. Sean Penn directs Nicholson and an outstanding supporting cast, which includes Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright, and Piper Laurie.

Format: 35mm


THE PLEDGE, 2001, Park Circus, 124 min. Dir. Sean Penn

This neo-noir thriller from director Sean Penn begins on the eve of Jerry Black’s (Jack Nicholson) retirement from the police force, when the body of an 8-year-old girl is discovered, prompting an oath to a grieving mother to capture the child’s murderer. The dubious confession of a simple-minded ex-con and analysis of the girl’s drawings feeds Jerry’s suspicion that the killer is still on the prowl.