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American Cinematheque Presents…

 

Special Sneak Preview of FEVER – Director Alex Winter & Cast In-Person!!

 

Thursday, March 29 – 7:30 PM

 

"An eerie, insinuating tale of urban dread and mental breakdown ... casts a vivid, expressionistic spell"Variety

Hollywood -- FEVER, 2001, 95 min. Alex Winter and cast members Teri Hatcher, Bill Duke, David O'Hara and Marisol Padilla Sanchez will appear in-person at this sneak preview! One of the most intriguing indie features to come along in a long while, FEVER is a Dostoyevsky-like portrait of urban paranoia and isolation set in the outer boroughs of New York City, where a frustrated young painting teacher, Nick (Henry Thomas) lives in a weird, Polanski-esque tenement with a temperamental Polish landlord and a possibly homicidal upstairs neighbor (David O’Hara) who seems to come and go at will. When the landlord turns up dead, Nick finds himself doubting the sanity and motives of everyone around him, in an increasingly terrifying spiral of ambiguity and suspicion. The second feature from writer/director Alex Winter (best known for his co-starring role in BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and his award-winning music videos and commercials), FEVER manages to be both a compelling portrait of a tormented young artist struggling to survive in the modern world, and a subtle, claustrophobic thriller. Co-starring Teri Hatcher, Marisol Padilla Sanchez and Bill Duke. "An arresting example of what a talented filmmaker can accomplish with the sparest of means ... each scene is a further accretion of terror and uncertainty." – A.O. Scott, New York Times.

 

Discussion following with director Alex Winter, actress Marisol Padilla Sanchez (TRAFFIC) and other cast members.

FEVER will screen at Laemmle's Sunset 5. The theatre is located at 8000 Sunset Boulevard (corner of Crescent Heights and Sunset) in West Hollywood. The phone number for recorded information is 323/848-3500. FEVER will screen on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 12:00 midnight. The film will also screen on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 at 10:00am. Holdover for additional weekend shows (either morning and/or midnight) will be determined after the first weekend. Press kits and photos are available. From Jordan Moore, publicist for the Laemmle Theatres. E-mail jordan@laemmle.com or call 310.478.1041 for more information. This film is available for review. A press screening will be held March 15th at 10:00 AM at the Sunset 5.

All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

 

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