September 28, 2016

Gary Oldman retrospective planned for ArcLight Hollywood – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Gary Oldman has been receiving some of the finest reviews of his career for playing retired spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredsson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” … and when you think about the performances Oldman has turned in over the years, that’s saying a mouthful.

So, it’s appropriate that the ArcLight Hollywood will honor Oldman’s legendary contributions to film history with a 6-movie retrospective early next year. Oldman even plans on being at the ArcLight on Wednesday, Jan. 11, following a showing of Focus Features’ “Tinker, Tailor” for a special Q-and-A hosted by Matt Holzman of KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies.”

More information, from a release:

Focus is co-hosting the free-admission 3-night series with radio station KCRW (www.kcrw.org), 89.9-FM in Los Angeles. Matt Holzman, host of KCRW’s Matt’s Movies screening series, will conduct the live Q&A with Mr. Oldman on the final night of the retrospective, following the 8:00 PM “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” screening on the 11th.

The free tickets will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. KCRW will also be offering its listeners a limited number of giveaway tickets to the screenings.

The other films being screened in the series are “Sid and Nancy” (1986), which starred Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 PM; “JFK” (1991), in which Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9:00 PM; “The Contender” (2000), with Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:00 PM; “Dracula” (1992), starring Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9:00 PM; and “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987), with Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 PM.

The celebration also should shine additional light on Oldman’s Oscar campaign, particularly as “Tinker” steps up its numbers at the box office. The moody spy thriller – already an international hit – has opened in limited release here in the States and is performing admirably in select theaters.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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