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Antw:American Cinematheque Events im Egyptian Theater Hollywood
« Antwort #50 am: 05. April 2017, 19:03:31 »
Puh, Walter Hill in Person die Tage. Warriors am Freitag reizt:

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The American Cinematheque Presents

Featuring the L.A. Premiere of HIll's latest film THE ASSIGNMENT

Walter Hill In Person Tribute
April 6 - 9, 2017
 
Walter Hill began his long career first as an assistant director on classic films like BULLITT and TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN before becoming a screenwriter for Sam Peckinpah (THE GETAWAY), John Huston (THE MACKINTOSH MAN) and many others. With his 1975 directorial debut, HARD TIMES, Hill announced himself as a stylist interested in defining character through action, and in action as presented via a clean, expressive visual design.

Merging the sensitivity and intelligence of European arthouse films with the visceral, violent pleasures of American genre filmmaking, Hill went on to breathe new life into action movies with THE DRIVER, THE WARRIORS, and 48 HRS., taking detours along the way into comedy, Westerns and even musicals (the singular and uncategorizable STREETS OF FIRE). The American Cinematheque is proud to present an in-person tribute to the director, which includes a selection of his classics as well as the Los Angeles premiere of his latest film, the provocative, riveting neo-noir thriller THE ASSIGNMENT, starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, distributed by Saban Films, which opens in theaters on April 7.

Director Walter Hill discusses THE ASSIGNMENT in a new interview here.
 Series programmed by Grant Moninger. Program notes by Jim Hemphill.
 Director Walter Hill joins us in person at our screenings of THE ASSIGNMENT, THE WARRIORS and THE DRIVER.

Thursday, April 6 - 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Premiere!
THE ASSIGNMENT
 2017, Saban Films, 95 min, France/Canada/USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 Director Walter Hill gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, discovers he’s no longer the man he was. Having been surgically altered, Frank now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, he heads for a showdown with his assailant (Sigourney Weaver), a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own. Discussion following with Walter Hill and Jim Hemphill.


Friday, April 7 - 7:30 PM

THE WARRIORS
 1979, Paramount, 93 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 One of director Walter Hill’s finest films assumes a dark, comic book style, following the Coney Island Warriors as they run for their lives after being fingered for the murder of a peacemaking gang leader. The gangbangers brave a gauntlet of ghetto booby traps, unseen marauders, unsympathetic cops and rabid, teen NYC wolfpacks as they try to reach safe home turf. Tough-talking Michael Beck, James Remar and Deborah Van Valkenburgh lead a snarling young cast.
 

STREETS OF FIRE
 1984, Universal, 94 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 One of the great guilty pleasures of the 1980s, director Walter Hill’s spectacular, rock & roll-fueled pulp classic roars at you like a souped-up roadster with the radio going full blast. B-movie god Michael Paré stars as an enigmatic loner who comes back to town to save former gal-pal Diane Lane from the clutches of sinister biker chieftain Willem Dafoe (sporting one of the wickedest hair-dos known to mankind.) Outtasight, baby! Discussion between films with director Walter Hill, moderated by Jim Hemphill.

 
Saturday, April 8 - 7:30 PM

THE DRIVER

1978, 20th Century Fox, 90 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 An extremely tough, pared-to-the-bone noir, vastly underrated on its initial release, THE DRIVER pits existential getaway driver Ryan O’Neal against pitbull detective Bruce Dern in a cat-and-mouse pursuit through the wasted underbelly of mid-’70s Los Angeles. Walter Hill’s homage to Jean-Pierre Melville and the Euro crime film offers spectacular car chases and, in her first Hollywood film, Isabelle Adjani.
 

HARD TIMES
 1975, Sony Repertory, 93 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 Walter Hill’s debut feature as director is this no-holds-barred tale of a bare-knuckle boxer (Charles Bronson) in Depression-era New Orleans and the fast-talking promoter (James Coburn) who parlays Bronson’s talents as a pugilist into quick money. “There's the temptation, with material like this, to fashion parables and give the characters portentous speeches about the meaning of it all. But HARD TIMES never steps back from itself, never lectures us. Its theme is buried in its material, and it's a hard-edged action film all the way.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

Discussion between films with director Walter Hill, moderated by Josh Olson.


Sunday, April 9 - 7:30 PM

70mm!
GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND
 1993, Sony Repertory, 115 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill
 A modern action master, director Walter Hill also displays a reflective side and almost Rossellini-esque historical perspective in his retelling of the last days of resistance of the great Apache leader. One of the most impressive and overlooked late Westerns. With Wes Studi, Matt Damon, Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Scott Wilson. Music by Ry Cooder.

 

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