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Aero Theatre | Q&A in between films with Sean Penn. Program begins with Sean Penn’s short film “USA” from the anthology film 11’09″01 SEPTEMBER 11
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THE INDIAN RUNNER, 1991, Park Circus/MGM, 125 min, USA, Dir: Sean Penn
Inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song “Highway Patrolman,” Sean Penn’s auspicious directorial debut focuses on the Cain-and-Abel dynamic between a small-town lawman (David Morse) and a Vietnam-vet (Viggo Mortensen). Moving but never sentimental, it features stand-out performances by Charles Bronson, Sandy Dennis, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Arquette and Valeria Golino.
INTO THE WILD, 2007, Paramount, 148 min. Dir. Sean Penn
Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), son of erudite parents (Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt), graduates from Emory University as a top student and athlete. However, here his path diverges from the status quo as he rids himself of his possessions and sets out on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Adapted from Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book, Sean Penn’s INTO THE WILD earned two Oscar nominations.