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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 4, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

 

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

AN IN PERSON TRIBUTE TO ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED

ACTOR ALAN ARKIN

AT THE AERO THEATRE

Thursday, October 19

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque presents An In-Person Tribute to Academy Award Nominee Actor, Alan Arkin on Thursday, October 19th at 7:30 PM at the Aero Theatre. Arkin, one of only five actors to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (for his first screen appearance, the 1966 Norman Jewison directed THE RUSSIAN ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING), was nominated again two years later for THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. He has since moved back and forth between comedy and drama, appearing in such films as THE IN-LAWS and GLEN GARRY, GLEN ROSS. He captured audience attention this year with his portrayal of the perverted, drug-snorting, cranky grandfather who choreographed a most unusual routine for his 7-year-old, aspiring beauty queen granddaughter in the break-out hit of the Sundance Film Festival, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006, Fox Searchlight, 101 min.). Alan Arkin will appear in person to discuss his work on LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE as well as THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER (1968, Warner Bros. 123 min.). Discussion between films with actor Alan Arkin. All screenings are at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave) in Santa Monica. All guests subject to availability.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Thursday, October 19th program is a 7:30 PM Double Feature. First up is LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, (2006, Fox Searchlight, 101 min.). The directorial debut of renowned music video directors (and husband-and-wife team) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris depicts an American family on a road trip that shatters the on-the-road comedy mold. Brazenly satirical and yet deeply human, the film introduces audiences to one of the most endearingly fractured families in recent cinema history: the Hoovers, whose trip to a pre-pubescent beauty pageant results not only in comic mayhem, but in death, transformation and a moving look at the surprising rewards of being losers in a winning-crazed culture. A runaway hit at the Sundance Film Festival, where it played to standing ovations, the film strikes a nerve with everyone who’s ever been struck by how their muddled families seem to make it after all. With great performances by Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell and Alan Arkin.

Next on the same bill is THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, (1968, Warner Bros., 123 min.). Alan Arkin was nominated for an Academy Award for his heart-wrenching performance as Singer, a deaf-mute who lives in a world of his own – until he befriends an introverted teenaged girl (Sondra Locke, in an equally astonishing performance.) Beautifully directed by Robert Ellis Miller (THE BUTTERCUP CHAIN), based on Carson McCullers’ acclaimed novel. Discussion in between films with actor Alan Arkin.

No screeners available in conjunction with the screening of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Please contact Melissa Holloway, melissa.holloway@fox.com for press information on the film. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is available at most local videostores. Please call the videostores for availability.

 

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

E-MAIL. PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO publicity@americancinematheque.com

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.

 

2006 UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

 

 
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