The American Society of Cinematographers

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Alonzo Double Feature at the Aero 9/18

September 3, 2008

Thursday, September 18 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature: HAROLD AND MAUDE, 1971, Paramount, 91 min. Producer Robert Evans fought hard for non-conformist editor-turned-filmmaker Hal Ashby to be allowed to direct this wildly offbeat romance. The result is one of the most poignant and subversive films of the New Hollywood era, the impossibly beautiful love affair between suicidal youngster Bud Cort and eccentric, 80-year-old Ruth Gordon.

THE MAN WHO SHOT CHINATOWN; THE LIFE AND WORK OF JOHN A. ALONZO, 2008, 77 min. Dir. Axel Schill. A portrait of a Mexican farm boy whose passion for film would lead him to become one of the most influential cinematographers in the history of cinema. Interviews with actors Sally Field and Richard Dreyfuss, film criticRoger Ebert, directors William Friedkin, Mike Figgis, John McNaughton, author/director Michael Crichton, colleagues Haskell Wexler, ASC, and John Toll, ASC, friend Frank Sinatra Jr. and others shed light on Alonzo’s creative process. Highlights of his work include clips from HAROLD & MAUDE, VANISHING POINT, SOUNDER, CHINATOWN , NORMA RAE, SCARFACE, FAREWELL MY LOVELY, BLUE THUNDER and INTERNAL AFFAIRS. Director Axel Schill will not be in attendance as was previously announced.