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AN IN-PERSON TRIBUTE TO SAM ROCKWELL

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH TO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

EGYPTIAN AND AERO THEATRES

Over the past fifteen years, Sam Rockwell has steadily become one of the most versatile and dynamic actors working in American independent and studio cinema. First gaining major recognition in Tom Dicillo’s BOX OF MOONLIGHT in 1996 as an eccentric oddball who dresses up as Davy Crockett, Rockwell went on to nab the leading role in George Clooney’s lauded 2002 directorial debut, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND. Brilliantly undertaking the dual role of a smooth TV executive and CIA hitman in CONFESSIONS (for which he won the Berlinale’s Berlin Silver Bear award), Rockwell more than proved his ability to keep an audience spellbound while making his morally problematic character brazenly likeable. Rockwell also impressed in David Gordon’s Green’s icy drama SNOW ANGELS as an irresponsible but well-intentioned father, and in Duncan Jones’ elegant sci-fi tale MOON (again masterfully handling multiple onscreen personas). Recent roles include slimy CEO Justin Hammer in this summer’s IRON MAN 2, and a man wrongly convicted of murder in the upcoming drama CONVICTION.

We are thrilled to welcome Sam Rockwell to the Egyptian Theatre!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH AT 7:30PM - AERO THEATRE

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
Dir. George Clooney
2002, Miramax, 115 min.

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
Dir. Duncan Jones
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.





SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 5:30PM - EGYPTIAN THEATER

BOX OF MOONLIGHT
Dir. Tom DiCillo
1996, Lionsgate Films, 112 min.

John Turturro plays Al Fountain, a depressed engineering foreman who hits the road in search of an idyllic locale that brought him his fondest childhood memories. What he finds there does little to improve his mood, but on the way home he picks up a Davy Crockett-costumed young man with car trouble (Sam Rockwell) who helps him discover that there’s more to life than the boredom to which he has become accustomed.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH AT 8:00PM

SNEAK PREVIEW!

CONVICTION
Dir. Tony Goldwyn
2010, Fox Searchlight, 107 min.

Hilary Swank plays Betty Ann Waters, a working mother who puts herself through law school in an attempt to represent her brother (Sam Rockwell), who has been wrongly convicted of murder. Rockwell is at once captivating and heart-wrenching as a man on the brink of despair, having exhausted all his appeals with different public defenders.

**IN PERSON: Actor Sam Rockwell!

**TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD TO THIS EVENT. No one will be admitted to this screening without a ticket to BOX OF MOONLIGHT.





 

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