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June 19,25,26 @ Broad Stage, Santa Monica
LBO CINEMA: NETWORK
Saturday, June 11, 11am
Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St Long Beach
121 minutes; English
In Sidney Lumet's acclaimed satire that parallels LBO's upcoming production of The News, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, he launches into an angry televised rant which generates a huge ratings boost for the network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes. Finch and Dunaway won Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars, as did Paddy Chayefsky's prescient screenplay that foresaw the 24-hour "infotainment" news cycle satired in Jacob TV's "techno-video-pop opera" The News. 121 minutes; English
THE 2016 SEASON
Voltaire's insidious satire about "the best of all possible worlds" in Bernstein's witty score.
This US Premiere is inspired by the life and work of a US Marine and his Iraq War experience.
A woman. A broken heart. A telephone. On a late night, an intense phone conversation reaches a surprising conclusion.
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