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News that American Cinematheque will be screening Captain Fantastic and A History of Violence at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on 12 January with a Viggo discussion in between films.
6 January 2017 09:38:26
Found By: Chrissie
Thanks to Chrissie for the heads up.
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC / A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE Discussion between films with actor Viggo Mortensen, moderated by Jim Hemphill.
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2016, Bleecker Street Media, 118 min, USA, Dir: Matt Ross
Director Matt Ross picked up the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for this insightful look at a family living off the grid. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) has raised his six kids in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, homeschooling them with an exacting and exhilarating curriculum. But the death of his wife forces him into the outside world, where his idea of what it means to be a good parent comes under fire. "Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
2005, New Line Cinema, 95 min, USA/Germany/Canada, Dir: David Cronenberg
This thriller from director David Cronenberg stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of two brutal mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else. "A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE shifts its tone faster and better than any film I can think of … from the deeply serious to the deeply unnerving to the outright parodic with breathtaking speed and effect." – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
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