Pencil This In: 'The Great Gatsby' & The Clash Documentary Screen, Poolside Plays Daytime Disco at The Echo
Summer is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of reasons to get out tonight. The Aero Theatre pays tribute to Barry Sullivan with a screening of 1949's "The Great Gatsby," "daytime disco" duo Poolside play at The Echo, UCB Theatre has a fun night of comedy lined up, and Cinefamily presents the West Coast premiere of rock documentary "The Rise and Fall of the Clash." Read on for more details and fun things to do.
The Aero Theatre celebrates the late actor Barry Sullivan's 100th birthday with a double screening of some of his beloved films. The night will begin with a screening of Elliott Nugent's "The Great Gatsby"(1949), a noir take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, followed by "The Gangster" (1947), which follows Sullivan as a gangster struggling to keep hold of his own operation. Jenny Sullivan, a director and the daughter of Barry Sullivan, and writer Alan K. Rode will hold a discussion between films. 7:30 p.m. $11. ($9 for students and seniors; $7 for Cinematheque members.)
Kristen Rozanski and Paul Downs present a night of comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Eva Anderson directs and Rozanski performs "Kristen Rozanski Has Womanly Attributes," a segment in which Rosanski teaches the audience a little too much about women. "Paul Downs: Full Blown Downs" follows. 8pm. $5 at the door. RSVP here.
Cinefamily continues its "Don't Knock the Rock 2012" music documentary festival with the West Coast premiere of The Rise and Fall of the Clash. The film explores the fall of the punk band through interviews with Clash bandmates and colleagues, including Mick Jones, Vic Godard, Viv Albertine, and Nick Sheppard. There will be a Q&A session with Glenn Aveni, the producer of the documentary, and select interviewees from the film after the screening. 7:30pm. (An encore presentation without a Q&A will be held at 10:30pm). $12, free for members.
The Hammer continues its political campaign documentary series in preparation for the upcoming presidential election with a screening of "Journeys With George," Alexandra Perosi's documentation of George W. Bush's presidential campaign. The film shows glimpses of Bush before the election recount, 9/11 attacks, and other issues. 7:30 p.m. Free.
*Pencil pick of the day
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