Location: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Date: October 8 at 7:30pm
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Description: CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, 2002, Miramax, 115 min. Dir. George Clooney. At the height of his career as a television game show producer, Chuck Barris (a revelatory Sam Rockwell) finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. As he basks in the glamour of his two worlds, Barris’ double life begins to spiral out of control. Adapted by Charlie Kaufman from the real Chuck Barris’ “unauthorized autobiography.”
MOON, 2009, Sony Pictures Classics, 97 min. Beautiful, wistful and lyrical, Duncan Jones’ directorial debut stars Sam Rockwell as astronaut Sam Bell, who is nearing the end of his solitary three-year assignment on the moon. With only the computer GERTY to keep him company (cleverly recalling HAL 9000 of Kubrick’s 2001, and voiced by an eerily impassive Kevin Spacey), Sam begins to mentally unravel, complete with visions of duplicates and triplicates of himself – or at least it would seem that way. Rockwell handles the one-man, multi-persona show with staggering aptitude, while Clint Mansell’s haunting score lends an otherworldly sadness to the sci-fi tale.