Focus Features Presenting Six-Film Gary Oldman Retrospective in LA
by Alex Billington
December 28, 2011
Almost everyone is familiar with British thespian Gary Oldman, an incredibly talented and versatile actor who has appeared in everything from The Dark Knight to Lost in Space to Harry Potter. In an attempt to bring some extra attention to their Oscar campaign for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Focus Features is hosting a six-film retrospective looking back at Oldman's career highlights and best performances. And no, The Fifth Element isn't one of them - damn! The event kicks off for three nights in a row starting January 9th at the Arclight Hollywood, and you can RSVP for tickets for free on the website. This sounds great!
Thanks to Collider for the original tip on this event. Focus Features & KCRW invite you to celebrate one of the greatest actors of our generation - Gary Oldman. The event includes three nights in a row of double features in the evening, including these films: Sid & Nancy (1986), JFK (1991), The Contender (2000), Dracula (1992), Prick Up Your Ears (1987) and finally, a screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), with Oldman there for a Q&A. That final evening sounds like it'll be spectacular. Here's the website listing:
If you're interested in attending, click the image above or visit this site to RSVP, as tickets are free but it's first come, first serve. Don't forget it looks like you must RSVP for each film individually. 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 8:00PM showing of Tomas Alfredson's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (watch the trailer). It's very likely Oldman will receive a nomination, if not a win, for his performance in Tinker Tailor, as he does a spectacular job as George Smiley. But the Best Actor race is always tricky and there are many other highly acclaimed lead performances this year. Let us know if you're attending any!