Throughout this week, the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles presents a career-spanning retrospective of the films of Oscar-nominated “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Last night, the Landmark screened his breakout debut and 2001 Foreign Oscar nominee “Amores Perros,” the first in his series of three sprawling, gritty crime epics about disparate, lethally entwined souls. This means you can also catch screenings of his moving brain-teaser “21 Grams” and exhausting Best Picture nominee “Babel,” as well as Iñárritu’s 2010 departure “Biutiful” starring an Oscar-nominated Javier Bardem.
On Saturday, February 7, the day of the Directors Guild Awards, DGA-nominee Iñárritu and his trusty Oscar shoo-in DP Emmanuel Lubezki (who also lensed Terrence Malick’s upcoming Berlinale premiere “Knight of Cups”) will host a Q&A following an early screening of “Birdman.”
Also boosting “Birdman”‘s cause is hardworking Michael Keaton, who went to Santa Barbara for a tribute he described at yesterday’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon, where Emma Stone was also in attendance, as “overwhelming.” Keaton knows how to play the game. Last night, he appeared on Jimmy Fallon to perform hilarious skits written by elementary school kids who were given the title “Birdman,” and they had to write the rest. (Watch below.)
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The Iñárritu retrospective at the Landmark is as follows:
21 GRAMS Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30PM
BABEL Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30PM
BIUTIFUL Thursday, February 5 at 7:30PM
BIRDMAN Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm
Q&A with Director Alejandro G. Inarritu & Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki to follow the film
“Birdman” hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 17, just five days before the Oscar show.