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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 18, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

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THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

THREE SNEAK PREVIEWS IN NOVEMBER

AT THE AERO THEATRE

 

Sneak Preview of THE GOOD GERMAN with director Stephen Soderbergh In Person

Sunday, November 12

 

Sneak Preview of STRANGER THAN FICTION

Thursday, November 16

 

Sneak Preview of BREAKING AND ENTERING

Wednesday, November 29

 

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque presents Three Sneak Previews of New Release Films In November at the Aero Theatre. On Sunday, November 12th is a Sneak Preview of THE GOOD GERMAN (2006, Warner Bros., 105 min.) with director Steven Soderbergh in person. The film stars George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire. At Soderbergh’s request, the program will also include a screening of the classic Oscar winnner CASABLANCA starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. On Thursday, November 16th is a Sneak Preview of Marc Forster’s STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006, Sony Pictures, 113 min.) starring Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell. On Wednesday, November 29th is a Sneak Preview of BREAKING AND ENTERING (2006, The Weinstein Company, 120 min.), directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Jude Law and Juliette Binoche. Press may NOT RSVP to these screenings. Please use the contacts provided to obtain press screening information. All screenings are at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave) in Santa Monica. All guests subject to availability.

 

 

Sunday, November 12, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Sunday, November 12th program is a 6:30 PM Double Feature. First up is a Sneak Preview of THE GOOD GERMAN, (2006, Warner Bros., 105 min.), directed by Steven Soderbergh. Based on the novel by Joseph Kanon, this thriller takes place in the ruins of post-WWII Berlin, where U.S. Army war correspondent Jake Geismar (George Clooney) becomes embroiled with Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett), a former lover who is trying to escape her past in the aftermath of the war. Intrigue mounts as Jake tries to uncover the secrets Lena may be hiding in her desperation to get out of Berlin. Tully (Tobey Maguire), a soldier in the American army motor pool assigned to drive Jake around the city, has black market connections that may be Lena's way out, or lead them all into even darker territory.

 

Next on the same bill is CASABLANCA (1942, Warner Bros., 102 min.) directed by Michael Curtiz. This film is one of the few classic perennials that is as well loved today as it was upon its initial release. Tough guy Humphrey Bogart is Rick, an expatriate club owner in Morocco, nursing a broken heart after his cherished sweetheart (Ingrid Bergman) disappeared from his side in Paris when the Nazis took over. When she re-enters his life with her fugitive, resistance leader husband (Paul Henreid), sparks fly. With an incredible cast that also includes Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Conrad Veidt. Winner of three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. 1940’s cinema, especially films like CASABLANCA, were Soderbergh’s inspiration for THE GOOD GERMAN. At his request, this classic noir love story screens as the second half of this double feature. One of the most deliriously romantic this side of Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS. Discussion in between films with director Steven Soderbergh.

No press preview in conjunction with the screening of THE GOOD GERMAN. Please contact Brooke Blumberg of MRC, brooke@mrc-pr.com for all press information. CASABLANCA is available at local videostores. Please check videostores for availability.

 

Thursday, November 16, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Thursday, November 16th program is a 7:30 PM Sneak Preview of STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006, Sony Pictures, 113 min.), directed by Marc Forster. An inventive comedy about a novelist (Emma Thompson) struggling to complete her latest, and potentially finest, book — if only she has to find a way to kill off her main character, Harold Crick. Little does she know that Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is inexplicably alive and well in the real world and is suddenly aware that someone is "narrating" his life. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears what she has in mind and realizes he must find a way to change her (and his) ending.

 

No press preview in conjunction with the screening of STRANGER THAN FICTION. Please contact Kari Tejarian of Sony Pictures Kari_tejerian@spe.sony.com the for all press information.

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Wednesday, November 29th program is a 7:30 PM Sneak Preview of BREAKING AND ENTERING (2006, The Weinstein Company, 120 min.), directed by Anthony Minghella. Will (Jude Law) and his friend Sandy (Martin Freeman) run a flourishing landscape architecture firm that recently relocated to King’s Cross, the center of Europe’s most ambitious urban regeneration site. Their state-of-the-art studio office repeatedly attracts the attention of a local gang of thieves and Will, fed up after another break-in, chases one of the young gang members, Miro (Rafi Gavron), back to the apartment he shares with his mother Amira (Oscar winner Juliette Binoche), a Bosnian refugee. Will befriends Amira to further investigate the burglary, but their friendship takes an unexpected turn as they embark on a passionate journey into the wilder side of both themselves and the city.

 

No press preview in conjunction with the screening of BREAKING AND ENTERING. Please contact Tawny Rodriguez of the Weinstein Company, tawny.rodriguez@weinsteinco.com for all press information.

 

BLACK & WHITE AND/OR COLOR FILM STILLS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST (FOR MOST TITLES) BY

E-MAIL.

WE DO NOT HAVE GUARANTEED PRESS PASSES TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS.

 

A complete calendar/flyer listing of these films is available on our website.

General Admission is $10. Double Features are two films for one admission price.

There is generally a 7 – 10 minute intermission between films.

24-Hour information: 323.466.FILM

 

REQUESTS FOR PRESS TICKETS TO PUBLIC SCREENINGS AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:

TICKET REQUESTS MUST BE IN WRITING AND SHOULD BE FAXED TO 323-461-9737 ATTN: MARGOT GERBER, 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SHOW TIME. THURSDAY AT 6 PM IS THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR WEEKEND SCREENINGS. PLEASE INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN YOUR COVERAGE WILL APPEAR AND A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MEDIA OUTLET.

JOURNALISTS WISHING TO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPE DISCUSSIONS MUST ALSO SEND A FAXED REQUEST. IF YOUR REQUEST IS ACCEPTED, YOU WILL PICK UP YOUR TICKETS THE NIGHT OF

THE SHOW AT THE BOX OFFICE. Details at: http://www.americancinematheque.com/pressreleases/pressticketpolicies.htm

 

 

 

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

 

Our permanent daily attraction film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD screens select Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 AM exclusively at the Egyptian Theatre with historic tours. Screening & dates

will be on our website. For press passes to see it for review purposes, please call Margot Gerber at 323.461.2020, ext. 115.

 

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