BRYAN SINGER AT THE AERO THEATRE ON OCT. 7 and JAMIE LEE CURTIS ON OCT. 16
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.
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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