With awards season in full swing, two Oscar hopefuls -- director Robert Zemeckis ("Flight") and actor Richard Gere ("Arbitrage") -- are being feted with retrospectives at the American Cinematheque.
"Who Framed Smart Entertainment: An In-Person Tribute to Robert Zemeckis" is to kick off Nov. 26 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with two of the director's early works: the 1984 hit comedy-romance-adventure "Romancing the Stone," with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas, and the 1980 comedy "Used Cars," with Kurt Russell and Jack Warden. The festival continues Dec. 1, and Zemeckis is scheduled to appear in person Dec. 2 at a screening of "Flight."
"American Virtuoso: An In-Person Tribute to Richard Gere" begins Nov. 27 with his supporting role in 1977's "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," with Diane Keaton, and one of his early seminal roles: the 1980 drama "American Gigolo." The retrospective continues Nov. 29. Gere is to appear in person Nov. 30 at a screening of "Arbitrage."
The Aero is also getting in the Thanksgiving weekend holiday spirit Friday night with Terrence Malick's 2005 period drama "The New World," chronicling the 1607 founding of the Jamestown colony and the romantic triangle between Captain John Smith (Colin Ferrell), Pocahontas (Q'orianka Kilcher) and John Rolfe (Christian Bale).