The American Cinematheque presents a Benefit Screening of THE BIG EASY, (1987, Sony Pictures (Columbia Repertory), 108 min.) at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM and an encore screening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Monday, September 19th at 7:30 PM. There is no admission charge for the screening, but donations will be accepted for the Red Cross Relief Fund. Special guests to be confirmed.
Director Jim McBride (GLEN AND RANDA) helmed this delicious crime comedy-drama set in the intoxicating and bewitching New Orleans. An easygoing, mildly corrupt police detective (Dennis Quaid) slips into a love affair with a zealous, by the book district attorney (Ellen Barkin) when he investigates a series of gangland killings. But an internal affairs sting sets the two lovers on opposite sides, something relished by Quaid’s criminal adversaries. Full of the joyful, gulfstream delta vibrations New Orleans has long been famous for as well as a wealth of great Cajun music. Plus a wonderful supporting cast that includes John Goodman, Ned Beatty, Lisa Jane Persky, Grace Zabriskie and R&B legend, Solomon Burke.
For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.