Thursday, March 15 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: MIRACLE MILE, 1988, Park Circus, 87 min. Dir. Steve De Jarnatt. Musician Anthony Edwards is feeling good after a first date with a cute waitress (Mare Winningham), but his night takes a turn for the worse when he answers a ringing pay phone and obtains a terrifying piece of information: The U.S. has just fired a nuclear missile and the end of the world is at hand. The action all takes place in real time, more or less, on and around Wilshire Boulevard, and the compact sense of time and place makes for a taut, riveting modern-day noir. [35mm] Trailer
CHERRY 2000, 1987, Park Circus, 99 min. Dir. Steve De Jarnatt. Melanie Griffith plays a female variation on Mad Max in this post-apocalyptic story of a hired killer who takes on psychotic criminals in a robot warehouse. John Ford stalwarts Ben Johnson and Harry Carey, Jr. costar, giving this futuristic Western added street cred. [35mm] Discussion between films with director Steve De Jarnatt. Free to American Cinematheque members.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on February 27, 2012