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ARCHITECT OF AESTHETIC: A JOEL SCHUMACHER TRIBUTE

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FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH TO SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 7:30PM

ARCHITECT OF AESTHETIC: A JOEL SCHUMACHER TRIBUTE

Joel Schumacher began his career as a costume designer, and his impeccable sense of visual design is evident in all of his directorial efforts, from his feature debut THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN to his recent Sundance triumph TWELVE – yet this is no mere stylist. Throughout his career as a writer and director, Schumacher has traversed a wide variety of genres, subjects, and tones to create a diverse body of work. Dramas such as FALLING DOWN and FLATLINERS coexist with legal thrillers (THE CLIENT, A TIME TO KILL), and horror films (THE LOST BOYS, TOWN CREEK), while gritty, modestly budgeted character studies such as TIGERLAND and VERONICA GUERIN alternate with glossy studio franchise films including Schumacher's two BATMAN entries.

Join us for a selection of Schumacher's past works (including a 25th anniversary screening of ST. ELMO'S FIRE) as well as an advance screening of his latest film, TWELVE.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Jim Hemphill with additions by Beth Hanna.

FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH AT 7:30PM

JOEL SCHUMACHER DOUBLE FEATURE:

FALLING DOWN
Dir. Joel Schumacher
1993, Warner Bros., 113 min.

When defense worker Michael Douglas loses his job and finds himself estranged from his family, he snaps and becomes a vigilante fighting for all the things he feels he and his generation have lost. The result is a chilling and moving satire thanks to Douglas’ pitch-perfect performance and Schumacher's empathetic treatment of his antihero.




FLATLINERS
Dir. Joel Schumacher
1990, Sony Repertory, 115 min.

An all-star cast of med students (Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt) experiments with death, stopping each others' hearts and "flatlining" before being revived. Until, that is, they soon discover their exercise has unleashed the secrets of their past in a supernaturally terrifying manner.

**IN PERSON: Director Joel Schumacher will introduce the screenings.





SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 7:30PM

ADVANCE SCREENING!

TWELVE
Dir. Joel Schumacher
2010, Hannover House, 93 min.

In this unsettling adaptation of Nick McDonell's acclaimed novel, Chace Crawford plays White Mike, a privileged Manhattan teenager who drops out of school to sell drugs to his spoiled friends. When his cousin is murdered and his best friend is charged with the crime, Mike starts to grasp the real consequences of the life he has chosen. Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Ellen Barkin, and Kiefer Sutherland comprise the stellar supporting cast.

**IN PERSON: Director Joel Schumacher & other guests to be announced.





 

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Action / Adventure