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Home / Alan J. Pakula: An American Cinematheque Retrospective
New York-born Alan J. Pakula was well-prepared for a career in Hollywood; a Yale drama student, he had jobs at a theatrical agency and the Warner Bros. cartoon department before venturing into feature films. He found a good collaborator in director Robert Mulligan – with Pakula producing, the pair made seven films together, including TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, which brought them both Oscar nominations.
Pakula made his directorial debut with 1969’s THE STERILE CUCKOO and soon joined the ranks of A-list filmmakers with KLUTE, the first of a “paranoia trilogy” that also included THE PARALLAX VIEW and ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, which brought him another Oscar nomination. Though he had considerable success with thrillers (THE PELICAN BRIEF, PRESUMED INNOCENT), Pakula was above all an actor’s director, inspiring the likes of Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Jason Robards and Robert Redford to some of their best performances.
Select cast members from Pakula’s wide-ranging filmography as well as family and friends share their memories of him in ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH. The new documentary encompasses the personal and professional life of the lauded filmmaker, an extremely private man who was unflinching in his commitment to bringing some of the most memorable movies of the last half of the 20th century to the big screen.
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Aero Theatre | ‘Alan J. Pakula: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’
Aero Theatre | Los Angeles Premiere of the new documentary!
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