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An In Person Tribute to Colin Firth



FEBRUARY 16th at 7:30pm at The Aero Theatre

We are thrilled to welcome Oscar Nominee for Best Actor Colin Firth!

Double Feature:

A SINGLE MAN, 2009, The Weinstein Company, 101 min. Fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford's lavishly stylish adaptation of the seminal Christopher Isherwood novel is a heartbreaking meditation on the pressure to hide one's true self. Colin Firth turns in the performance of a lifetime as a gay college professor in the 1960's who must grieve silently when his longtime lover (Matthew Goode) is killed in a car accident. Julianne Moore is captivating as Firth's boozily unhappy best friend. Oscar-nominated for Best Actor (Firth) and nominated for 3 Golden Globes including Best Actor (Firth), Supporting Actress (Moore) and Original Score.

ANOTHER COUNTRY, 1984, 20th Century Fox, 90 min. Dir. Marek Kanievska. It is the 1930's and a controversial friendship emerges between openly gay school boy Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) and his Marxist-leaning cohort Tommy Judd (Colin Firth). When a scandal followed by tragedy mars the school, tensions mount and the two outsiders attempt to expose and shake up the conventionality and hypocrisy of the rigid world surrounding them. Based on the successful English stage play which launched Firth's career as an actor, the film was made when Firth was only in his early twenties, making his excellent screen debut all the more impressive. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, and features a host of young, then-unknown stars such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Kenneth Branagh and Cary Elwes.

Discussion in between films with actor Colin Firth.