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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 5, 2006
Contact: Margot Gerber
Tel: (323) 461-2020, ext. 115

THE AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE PRESENTS

A SCREENING OF A BRAND NEW PRINT OF

‘GONE WITH THE WIND’ WITH FILM CRITIC KEVIN THOMAS IN PERSON AND A SCREENING OF ‘BEST IN SHOW’ WITH ACTOR FRED WILLARD IN PERSON AT THE AERO THEATRE

The series Kevin Thomas’ Favorite Films continues with a screening of a

Brand New Print of GONE WITH THE WIND

Friday, October 20

 

The Lasting Impressions series presents a screening of BEST IN SHOW

with Actor Fred Willard In Person

Saturday, October 21

HOLLYWOOD – The American Cinematheque presents a screening of a brand new print of GONE WITH THE WIND with film critic Kevin Thomas In Person on Friday, October 20 and a screening of BEST IN SHOW with Actor Fred Willard In Person on Saturday, October 21 at the Aero Theatre. On Friday, October 20th at 7:30 PM is a screening of a brand new print of GONE WITH THE WIND (1939, Warner Bros. 222 min.), Victor Fleming’s epic Civil War drama starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and Olivia de Havilland. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, Actress and Screenplay. Film critic Kevin Thomas will introduce the screening as part of the on-going series Kevin Thomas’ Favorites. On Saturday, October 21st at 7:30 PM is a screening of BEST IN SHOW (2000, Warner Bros., 90 min.) with actor Fred Willard in person. From the makers of THIS IS SPINAL TAP, comes a spoof on the insanity of dog shows. This is part of the screening of Lasting Impressions hosted by Ed Crasnick. All screenings are at the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave) in Santa Monica. All guests subject to availability.

 

Friday, October 20, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Friday, October 20th program is a 7:30 PM screening of a brand new print of GONE WITH THE WIND, (1939, Warner Bros., 222 min.) directed by Victor Fleming. Coquettish, infuriating Southern

vixen Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) only has eyes for sensitive Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) - but wise-cracking hellraiser Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is determined to win her heart, even if it takes surviving the burning of Atlanta, the destruction of Scarlett’s beloved Tara, and the overthrow of the Old South itself. Considered by many the high point of grand, Hollywood style filmmaking, and - despite its sometimes questionable depiction of blacks during the Civil War - still one of the most irresistible American epics ever put on screen. Brilliantly mounted by producer David O. Selznick based on Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel, with an unforgettable score by Max Steiner. With Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel (the first African American to win an Academy Award), Thomas Mitchell, Butterfly McQueen, Evelyn Keyes. In addition to McDaniel, it also won Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actress (Vivien Leigh) and Screenwriter (Sidney Howard). Kevin Thomas will introduce the screening.

 

Saturday, October 21, 2006: Aero Theatre

The Saturday, October 21st program is a 7:30 PM screening of BEST IN SHOW, (2000, Warner Bros., 90 min.) The same folks who brought you THIS IS SPINAL TAP and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, are responsible for this side-splitting spoof on the insanity both in-front-of and behind-the-scenes of big time dog shows. Christopher Guest not only directed and starred-in, but co-wrote the howlingly funny script with co-star, Eugene Levy. The incredible ensemble cast also includes Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard and Michael McKean, to name but a few. Discussion following with actor Fred Willard.

This screening is part of the Lasting Impressions series which features screenings and conversations with actors and filmmakers, hosted by Emmy winning comedy writer, actor and comic, Ed Crasnick. BEST IN SHOW & GONE WITH THE WIND are available at most local videostores. Please call the videostores for availability.

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THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

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