1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, California 90403

Saturday, January 19 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, 1989, Park Circus/MGM, 104 min. Dir. Woody Allen. “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” Successful ophthalmologist and wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing Judah Rosenthal (Martin Landau) is in a bind when longtime mistress Dolores (Anjelica Huston), fed up with years of noncommitment and empty promises, threatens to go to his wife with the truth. While Judah considers a wickedly devastating solution to his problem, documentary filmmaker Clifford Stern (Woody Allen) must put aside his passion project about a philosophy professor and instead profile his successful weasel of a brother-in-law, Lester (Alan Alda). All of Allen’s hilariously hyperbolic obsessions are in fine form here - religion, guilt, sex, death, disgust with the mainstream - but darkly tainted with a bleakness rarely seen in his filmmaking career.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ObfqZ9RQUk
ED WOOD, 1994, Disney, 127 min. Director Tim Burton’s unabashed love for his subject makes this 1994 biopic of the director of "the worst movie ever made" (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE) a perversely uplifting experience, although in reality its title character’s life was anything but happy. Johnny Depp portrays legendary schlock director Ed Wood as an enthusiastic hero of the cinema, a man whose love for moviemaking is so intense that it almost makes the quality of his work irrelevant. With an Oscar-winning performance by Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi, and an alternately hilarious and poignant screenplay by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGkzH8XrKI
Discussion between films with actor Martin Landau, moderated by film historian Foster Hirsch.

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on December 20, 2012