Batsuit nipple enthusiasts take note! Later this month, the American Cinematheque will present a three-day retrospective of Joel Schumacher’s films, including a special 25th anniversary presentation of 1985’s St. Elmo’s Fire and an advanced screening of the July 30 Hannover Films release Twelve, starring Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Actually, that lead is a bit of bait-and-switch, since neither Schumacher’s derided 1997 Batman entry nor say, his almost equally lambasted 1999 return to multi-hyphenatedom, Flawless, will be screening as part of the series. Instead, beginning on Friday, June 25, the Egyptian Theatre will screen Falling Down and Flatliners. The former stars Michael Douglas as William Foster, a divorcee and unemployed former defense engineer who goes on a violent rampage across the city of Los Angeles as he tries to get home in time for his daughter’s birthday party. Flatliners (1990) centers on a group of medical students who use physical science in an attempt to find out if there’s anything out there beyond death. Schumacher will be on hand to introduce both screenings.
On Saturday, June 26, the Egyptian will host an advanced screening of Schumacher’s latest film. Based on the Nick McDonell novel of the same name, Twelve follows a high school dropout-turned-drug-dealer (Crawford) through New York’s Upper East Side. His lucrative life sours when his cousin is brutally murdered on an East Harlem playground and his best friend is arrested for the crime. Schumacher and other special guests will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A. The weekend-long retrospective will culminate on Sunday, June 27, with a special presentation at the Aero Theatre of Schumacher’s 1985 cult-classic St. Elmo’s Fire, which chronicles post-graduation life for a group of friends as they adjust to the responsibilities of encroaching adulthood.
Tickets for Falling Down, Flatliners and Twelve can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre’s box office, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Tickets for St. Elmo’s Fire can be purchased at the Aero Theatre’s box office, located at 1328 Montana Avenue. Tickets for all events can also be purchased online via Fandango.