Sneak Preview: TWIXT (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011)
Event Date: January 26, 2012 - 7:30pm
Location: The Fox Westwood Village Theater
A writer with a declining career (Val Kilmer) arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V (Elle Fanning). He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.
Co-sponsored by GSA Events and American Zoetrope
We will be distributing wristbands for admission to TWIXT on a first-come, first-served basis in front of The Fox Westwood Village Theater one hour before the event. Please note that admission to this event is exclusive to UCLA students, faculty, and staff. Be sure to bring your Bruin card or UCLA ID card!
Actor Bruce Dern will be present for a post-show Q&A moderated by our emeritus UCLA TFT Dean Bob Rosen!
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, Turin Film Festival
“[Coppola] has made his most lucid and entertaining film since TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM in 1988…. The mélange of fiction and reality also allows for the quirky theatrical side of Coppola's recent work to come to the fore, most notably with opera-singing vampires.” -Kaleem Aftab, The Independent
“I found all of these details so refreshingly off the cuff, and in the pursuit of such pure fun that it became infectious. But most importantly there is also real pathos at play beneath these antics and if you've joined the film's wavelength, you'll find yourself moved when Baltimore reaches his predictable, yet honest and emotional climax.” –Peter K., Twitch
“Coppola has tongue firmly planted in cheek—a montage where Kilmer spends most of the night working over the hackneyed first line of his new novel is particularly funny—and his radical use of color and superimposition suggest a home-movie reworking of his Dracula imagery. Taken in the right spirit—as a textured lark by a filmmaker still trying to reinvent himself—TWIXT has its pleasures.” –Scott Tobias, A.V. Club
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Francis Ford Coppola
STARRING: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning, Joanne Whalley, David Paymer
DCP, 90 min.
Note: TWIXT will be shown, in part, in 3D.