Bryan Singer will discuss ‘Usual Suspects’ — and X-Men — at Aero

Oct. 06, 2010 | 3:25 p.m.
Singer is back in the movie-mutant business but on Thursday he'll celebrate his 1995 crime masterpiece


Bryan Singer is back in the mutant business as the producer of next year’s “X-Men: First Class,” but on Thursday he will be celebrating a different band of antihero outsiders during a special screening of the 1995 crime masterpiece “The Usual Suspects” at the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre.

The 7:30 p.m. event is a presentation of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, but I will be there as moderator and flying the Hero Complex banner — which means you can rest assured that the Q&A will include some questions about the filmmaker’s two X-Men films as well as his work with director Matthew Vaughn’s “First Class” film, which is shooting now in London.

true lies usual suspects Bryan Singer will discuss Usual Suspects    and X Men    at Aero

I’m back at the Aero on Oct. 16, by the way, to interview Jamie Lee Curtis on stage. The double-feature that night of “A Fish Called Wanda” and “True Lies” is a great one for laughter and adrenaline, but there will be a bittersweet vibe to the occasion as well since the actress, of course, just lost her father, the great Tony Curtis. His legacy will be part of the conversation, and I’m intrigued, too, to hear the actress reflect on the other two key figures from “True Lies” — James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger — and their intriguing trajectories in the years since the 1994 hit.

— Geoff Boucher


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2 Responses to Bryan Singer will discuss ‘Usual Suspects’ — and X-Men — at Aero

  1. Brett says:

    What – no questions to Singer about "Superman Returns"?

  2. Jonathan says:

    Hi Geoff,

    Just wanted to let you know you did a great job tonight! I was going to tell you personally but I lost track of you. We've met before, I'm the young filmmaker you met at Comic-Con this year. It's always a pleasure to see you moderate a panel. You had good questions & you kept it going at a good pace.

    I also want to let you know I really enjoyed your Clint Eastwood piece you did recently. Keep up the good work! I look forward to your future articles!

    Best wishes,
    Jonathan Villalpando

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