Title: The Player & The Rapture
Location: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Date: September 30 at 7:30pm
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Description: Larry Karaszewski Presents! THE PLAYER, 1992, Fine Line, 124 min. Director Robert Altman and writer Michael Tolkin mercilessly rip apart the higher-ups at major movie studios and conjure a spot-on satire in the process. After accidentally killing a writer who has been harassing him, exec Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) tries to cover his tracks but becomes mesmerized by the dead scribe’s girlfriend (Greta Scacchi). Trailer
THE RAPTURE, 1991, Fine Line Features, 100 min. Dir. Michael Tolkin. Sharon (Mimi Rogers), a bored telephone operator, spends her evenings out with her boyfriend and picking up couples for casual group sex. When a collection of strange occurrences all seem to add up to the existence of a higher power, Sharon becomes a full-on born-again Christian. But she soon finds that God can be lost as quickly as found. Discussion between films with writer/director Michael Tolkin moderated by Larry Karaszewski.