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Contact: Margot Gerber 323 461 2020 ext. 115

DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT AND PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER TO APPEAR IN PERSON AT THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF BLACK HAWK DOWN AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE

 

Monday, February 25, 2002

HOLLYWOOD – Director Ridley Scott and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer will appear in person at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2002 at 7:00 PM with a special screening of their box office sensation BLACK HAWK DOWN, based on the U.S. military’s 1993 mission in Somalia. Adapted from the book by Mark Bowden, BLACK HAWK DOWN has received four Academy Award Nominations, including achievements in Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing and Sound. All guests are subject to their availability. There will be a special ticket price of $10 general admission. $9 Students/Seniors and $8 Cinematheque Members. 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.

Monday, February 25, 2002

The program begins at 7:00 PM with Ridley Scott’s BLACK HAWK DOWN, (2001, Sony Pictures, 143 min). The true story of the Battle of Mogadishu, the longest sustained ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War, and the 93’ Somoli operation that went wrong. An elite force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu on October 3rd, 1993, where they were meant to abduct two lieutenants of the Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Instead, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, resulting in a fifteen hour battle causing the deaths of 19 Americans, 73 wounded and the killing of hundreds of Somalians. Discussion following with director Ridley Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Requests for press kits, interviews and photos should be directed to:

Kira Feola at Sony Pictures, kira_feola@spe.sony.com

 

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