Commentary Series (Just like on your DVD's!)
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This series is an Aero Theatre exclusive!
Do you like the bonus extras on a DVD where the filmmaker comments on his/her
film? Experience this live at the Aero! The first installment on an ongoing series
inviting filmmakers and artists to comment live on their film while it is shown: Tobe
Hooper will dissect his classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and special
effects legend Ray Harryhausen will share his memory on making the famous monsters
for Nathan Jurans THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.
Saturday, February 16 7:30 PM
Live Commentary: Tobe Hooper In Person commenting while
the film is being shown!
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, 1974, MPI Media, 83
min. One of the best American horror films from the 1970s and certainly one of the
scariest movies ever made, it works so well because the unknown actors and real-life
locations burn themselves into your memory, assuming a nightmarishly twisted reality that
lingers long after youve left the theatre. After hearing of a cemetery desecration, Marilyn
Burns and friends go on a jaunt in the broiling Texas countryside to make sure her
grandparents graves are okay, only to become stranded at the rural home of a family
of inbred cannibals. Director Tobe Hooper expertly escalates the horror until you
cant stand it anymore
then goes one step further. With Gunnar Hansen,
Ed Neal. Director Tobe Hooper will comment on the making of this classic film
during the screening.
Sunday, February 17 5:00 PM
Live Commentary: Ray Harryhausen & Special Guests In
Person commenting while the film is being shown!
50th Anniversary Screening!
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, 1958, Sony
Repertory, 88 min. Director Nathan Jurans marvelous fantasy follows the
adventures of Sinbad (Kerwin Matthews) as he battles a phenomenal gallery of Ray
Harryhausen-created monsters including the giant cyclops, two-headed birds, dragons
and sword-fighting skeletons, all to save beautiful princess Kathryn Grant. Featuring one
of composer Bernard Herrmanns most memorable scores. Live
commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, Randy Cook (3 times Oscar winner for visual
effects, LORD OF THE RINGS), Phil Tippett (Oscar winning effects designer, STAR WARS,
STARSHIP TROOPERS, SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES), Steven C. Smith (Bernard Herrmann biographer),
Kathery Grant Crosby, John Philip Law, Joan Taylor and moderator/film historian Arnold
Kunert during the screening.
September 5 & 6 at the Aero Theatre
Do you like the bonus extras on a DVD where the filmmaker comments on his/her film?
Experience this live at the Aero! The second installment on an ongoing series inviting
filmmakers and artists to comment live on their film while it is shown: Jon Favreau will
dissect his box office success IRON MAN, and Nicholas Meyer will share his
memories on making TIME AFTER TIME. Please note that the directors will
be speaking DURING the film screening. The experience will be different than our usual
format of speaking before or after the film. If you have not seen the films previously,
this may not be the event for you!
Friday, September 5 - 7:30 PM
Nicholas Meyer Live Commentary!
TIME AFTER TIME, 1979, Warner Bros. 112 min. One of
his most popular and engaging films finds Malcolm McDowell as Victorian era writer
H.G. Wells, time-traveling to contemporary San Francisco in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (David
Warner). He finds help and romance from shy modern girl Mary Steenburgen. A
marvelously entertaining blend of sci-fi, literary history and modern pop culture, from Nicholas
Meyer, the director of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. Director
Nicholas Meyer will comment on the making of the film while it is screening.
Saturday, September 6 - 7:30 PM
Jon Favreau Live Commentary!
IRON MAN, 2008, Paramount, 125 min. Dir. Jon Favreau.
Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a dissolute industrialist who builds a
heavily weaponized suit of armor and becomes a super-hero after a near-death incident, in
this big-budget Marvel Comics adaptation. With Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard and Gwyneth
Paltrow. Director Jon Favreau will comment on the making
of the film while it is screening.